Following a raffle, the “Cloud Force 1” project between Nike, KAWS, and Sky High Farm Workwear will release through Dover Street Market New York’s website on Saturday, December 16th. Each pair is priced at $350 USD.
UPDATE December 11th, 2023
Dover Street Market has announced release details for the KAWS x Sky High Farm Workwear “Cloud Force 1” collaboration. Raffles are currently open here and close on Tuesday, December 12th, at 11am EST. Winning entrants will be notified via email by Thursday, December 14th, at 12pm EST. Those chosen will have up to five hours to successfully complete payment. The raffle is only available to U.S. based customers.
Please note that this collection has repurposed existing Nike Life products to highlight the existing beauty within the world.
ORIGINAL STORY December 1st, 2023
Collaborations between the New Jersey-native and Swoosh conglomerate have been some of the last decade’s most coveted. For their next linkup, which was in part enabled by Dover Street Market, the two longtime collaborators will assist Sky High Farm Workwear, an offshoot of the nonprofit organization tackling food insecurity of underprivileged communities. Previously, Sky High Farm Workwear – co-founded by Dan Colen of the infamous IRAK crew – collaborated on a capsule with Converse. Its next project with the Nike, Inc. family reimagines Bruce Kilgore’s iconic basketball silhouette from the 1980s into a duo sure to be desired by art collectors and streetwear enthusiasts alike.
In an exclusive interview with GQ, Colen shared that one of the complications he’s faced within the world of philanthropy is its elitism and exclusivity. Yet, this struggle has led Colen to think outside the box, leading to a partnership with KAWS powered by both Nike and Dover Street Market. “Brian has been a trailblazer in terms of what an intersectional practice looks like for an artist and how far into popular culture one can go,” Colen told GQ. “We really want our ideas to resonate at the level that his already have.”
KAWS work for Sky High Farm Workwear’s Air Force 1 keeps things simple, but unquestionably KAWS. The model is offered in classic white and black color schemes, falling in line with the sneaker’s most recognizable looks. Printed, dye-cut swooshes have been laid over original profile logos, which KAWS designed to channel some of the cloud-like imagery often used by Sky High Farm Workwear. Footwear and apparel prepped as part of the charitable collection features reused Nike shoes and clothing in an attempt to “acknowledge that the world is already full of creative design,” according to Colen.
The project releases in-store at DSMNY and online via skyhighfarmuniverse.com on December 16th. Pricing has not been disclosed by either party involved, but that’s likely to change soon.