Following the launch of the two Fragment colorways, next up in the sacai x Nike LDWaffle collaboration series is the CLOT pairs, born of a vision between CLOT co-founder Edison Chen and sacai founder Chitose Abe.
Pulling inspiration from archival colorways from CLOT, the first LDWaffle takes cues from the CLOT x Nike Air Max 1 “Kiss of Death,” combining bright orange and deep red. The shoe also incorporates a translucent upper as a nod to the KOD’s transparent toe panel. Meanwhile, the second colorway comes in obsidian grey and navy, inspired by the Air Max 1 “Kiss of Death” follow-up released in 2013.
Carrying Edison and Chitose’s combined vision further is a ready-to-wear CLOT x sacai capsule collection. Designed for both men and women, the capsule features a mods coat and track pants in black and khaki, with contrasting seam tapes inspired by the three-way collaboration sneakers; a graphic tee with side zip fasteners, and eye-catching varsity socks in various colorways. Prominent “sacai / clot thing” branding is emblazoned on each of the designs.
The accompanying campaign video for this collaboration, shot at the Nakagawa-machi Bato Hiroshige Museum of Art in Tochigi, drives home the stylistic and historical bonds of these new releases. The video juxtaposes the vivid hues of the sneakers with elegant floral timelapses that showcase the passage of time in relation to the rise and fall of cultures. In the process, it draws parallels with the ways in which CLOT and sacai splice and reassemble moments and cultural references into new and previously unimagined amalgamations.
The CLOT x sacai collaboration launches with the release of the orange LDWaffle on September 9th via JUICE STORE and sacaiTHEstore, followed by a SNKRS drop on September 14th. The grey colorway will launch at a later date. Check out the campaign imagery below and stay tuned to Modern Notoriety for additional release details.
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CLOT x sacai x Nike LDWaffle “Orange Blaze”
Color: Net/Orange Blaze-Deep Red-Green Bean
Style Code: DH1347-100
Release Date: September 9, 2021 (JUICE, sacai)
Release Date: September 14, 2021 (SNKRS)
Price: $170 USD
CLOT x sacai x Nike LDWaffle “Grey”
Release Date: October 7, 2021
Price: $170 USD