Aeali May and Jordan Have Joined Forces To Rework Another Air Jordan Silhouette
The collection pays tribute to her Filipino and black roots.
This time around, the duo has given the Air Jordan 14 Low a new look, which pays tribute to the talents’ Filipino and Black heritage.
May shared through a campaign video the inspiration behind her latest design, in celebration of the upcoming release. “Throughout my collaborations, I always try to go back and say thank you to whoever was supporting me at the time,” May shared with Jordan Brand in an interview. “My grandmother on my dad’s side gifted me gold and jade bangles that she’d had for 20 years before that. As a young girl, my grandmother on my mom’s side also gifted me her jade bangles. Those were my first pieces of jewelry.”
The sneakers main design element is jade, which holds sentimental value to May. The midsoles boast a marbled green accent like the stone and are paired with a light beige upper for a minimal look. Alongside the AJ14 Low, a range of apparel is set to launch, including biker-style zip-up shirts, a black tee with retro Jordan branding, tank tops and shorts influenced by May’s connection with the motorbike culture in Los Angeles and Manila.
“We’d often see images of MJ getting out of a sports car, so for the campaign, I wanted to be getting off of a bike,” May said. “Jordan Brand has a motorsports history, and I wanted to see what that would look like today from a woman’s perspective.”
Aleali May’s “Fortune” collection will be available on August 19 via Nike SNKRS.