Introducing the Jordan Chicago Collaborators’ Collection
The eight-part collection puts on for Chicago with inspiration from the city’s neighborhoods and train lines.
With All-Star Weekend set to take place in Chicago next month, Jordan Brand has partnered with eight local talents, both established and up-and-coming, on a collection that takes inspiration from the Windy City. Each collaborator was tasked with bringing one of Chicago’s eight transit line colors to life on apparel and footwear, acknowledging how the train unites the city’s residents, neighborhoods and culture.
Get to know the eight collaborators below and look out for more stories about them in the coming weeks.
SucceZZ is a footwear and fashion boutique founded by former NBA star and Jordan Brand athlete, Bobby Simmons, and retail industry veteran, Lavelle Sykes.
Cody Hudson is a multimedia artist who’s originally from Wisconsin. Chicago is now home to his family and businesses (Struggle Inc., Land and Sea Dept. and Letherbee Distillers).
Drew The Barber
Drew the Barber aspires to give confidence and joy to all who sit in his chair. Whether cutting the hair of NBA stars or providing a safe space for Chicago youth, Drew is an admired cultural leader.
Social Works aims to empower youth through the arts, education and civic engagement, while also fostering leadership, accessibility and positivity within Chicago. Its famous Open Mic has hosted some of Chicago’s most promising Gen Z talents.
Sheila Rashid has established herself as one of Chicago’s most talented bespoke designers. Her unisex brand aims to challenge and expand the definition of gender identity.
All 8 Transit Line Colors
Jordan Wings leverages the power of Jordan Brand to create a level playing field for underserved youth. It does this by unlocking access to education and mentorship in Chicago and beyond.
Virgil Abloh is a Chicago area native who founded the brand Off-White and is now Artistic Director for Louis Vuitton men’s wear. Virgil is also a DJ, artist and furniture designer.
Lyrical Lemonade was started by Cole Bennett in 2013, while he was still in high school. What began as an online platform for highlighting up-and-coming Chicago artists has evolved into a multimedia company that works with top talent in the music industry.
The full Jordan Chicago Collaborators’ Collection releases globally starting February 15.