Spotted! The Sneaker of the Summer Is Here
And it’s not a descendent of Vans or Adidas.
Feng Chen Wang is putting the Feng back in Feng Shui with the debut of her Spring 2018 collection that is so chill we want to wear sportswear everyday. This week during Men’s Fashion Week in New York, the Chinese-born designer set the bar high as she surprisingly debuted her collaboration with Nike. Where is the See Now, Buy Now feature when you need it the most? These shoes are perfect for summer!
High Tops For Summer
Wang chose to remix and reimagine the iconic Nike FlyKnits as a crisp white shoe except for small typography on the Nike logo, the front and tongue. The sneaker also features lettering from a garment care label.
Models walked the runway rocking the new flyknits and oversized athleisure silhouettes in red, pink, and tan. The black and red retro Air Jordan 1’s also made a comeback during the show. It was an interesting third collection (and runway show) for the Central Saint Martin designer who sent models wearing drawstring polyester jumpsuits, tee shirts, and sweaters that read “Made In China” in bold red lettering down the runway. Last year for her Vfiles show, Feng presented a similar collection of structural athletic wear created from looped cables that ran through the openings of each garment. The clothes wear you; models’ figures are literally drowning and nonexistent.
Inspired by her home country, it’s not hard to see why her Spring 2018 collection which was also titled “Made in China” is turning industry heads. Influencers seated front row were decked out in head-to-toe Feng Chen Wang, including Twin DJs Angel + Dren.
Streetwear as told by Feng is making a strong case for how far it has come in the global fashion industry. It’s no longer a subgroup in the underground fashion community. So far, there is no release date for the Feng Chen Wang x Nike Flyknits. Besides a few models and lucky influencers, the new FlyKnits are virtually impossible to cop at the moment. But you can snag a retro pair on Nordstroms.com, Jet.com, or a speciality sneaker boutique that has them in stock.
Click through to see the Air Jordans on the runway.