Following a series of leaks and rumors, Nike has finally officially announced G-Dragon‘s PEACEMINUSONE x Nike Air Force 1 “Para-Noise 2.0” collaboration. Serving as the sequel to the BIGBANG leader’s first “Para-Noise” collaboration with the sportswear giant, the upcoming release once again builds on the South Korean artist’s favorite silhouette matched with his belief in creative exchange of ideas to a design fabricated to shift with the wearer.
The PEACEMINUSONE x AF1 “Para-Noise 2.0” reverses the color scheme with a focus on a clean white tone while retaining the self-expressive character of its predecessor. The design theme reflects G-Dragon’s views on self-actualization as a way through challenging times, a mindset he calls “YOUTOPIA.”
“Even though everything is uncertain these days, we shouldn’t stop expressing ourselves as the way we are, and creating our own world,” says G-DRAGON. “With these footsteps being connected, we will find our utopia spreading in front of our eyes. I dream of every one of you expressing yourselves freely in the Youtopia that you create for yourselves.”
The shoe features a white-tone painted premium leather upper that peels-away revealing an original artwork once again inspired by G-Dragon’s sense of optimism towards art as a form of self-expression for youth around the world to be unified through collective creativity. The shoe also features contrasting black tumbled leather Swoosh branding and black embroidered daisy motifs at the tongue, eyelet pins and branded thick laces. Rounding up the design of the collaboration is a matching white lining, printed insoles and a white AF1 sole unit dressed all over with haphazardly applied strokes of black paint. Each shoe will also come in special packaging that continues the design of the collaboration.
G-Dragon’s PEACEMINUSONE x Nike Air Force 1 “Para-Noise 2.0” collaboration is set to release globally November 25.