First Look // Fragment Design x Air Jordan 3
Sans Elephant Print.
Fragment Design head Hiroshi Fujiwara is one of Nike/Jordan Brand’s most esteemed and longest-tenured collaborative partners, and he recently debuted a never-before-seen Fragment x Air Jordan 3 during a visit to the Swoosh Brand’s Hong Kong Department retail location. Similar to his revered Air Jordan 1 collaboration from 2014 that flipped a classic “Black Toe” colorblocking scheme with blue accents in place of the standard red, Fujiwara has color-shifted the AJ3, re-working the OG “Fire Red” makeup with new azure detailing in place of the standard bright crimson. Gone also are the 3’s signature elephant print overlays, replaced by a smooth black leather that features fragment’s trademark debossed lightning bolt badge. However, the shoe’s most interesting detail arrives on the lateral midsole via factory-style text that includes “SU17” — an indication that this pair could very well be an unreleased sample. Classic Nike Air branding on the heel then completes the shoe. Check out Fujiwara’s newest Air Jordans below, and keep it locked here for more info on a potential release as it becomes available.