A young designer behind the Parisian lifestyle brand Maison Château Rouge namely Youssouf Fofana, showcases the dynamism and richness of a contemporary African diaspora in Paris. Fofana’s contribution to Afrocentric fashion from the 18th arrondissement, the heart of Parisian street culture was deepen thanks to his collaboration with Nike that created the Air Jordan 1 Mid ‘Fearless” series.
The iconic AJI colour-blocking is softened with a Psychic Blue and Pale Vanilla colourway on the upper, keeping things calm beneath a Cinnamon Swoosh with intricate debossed patterns across the upper. One of Fofana’s signature touch is the red hand-stitching on the tongue and heel, incorporating his cultural roots through a nod to basketry and folk art. The iteration Fearless series stays true to the OG with Nike Air branding on the tongue and a Jordan Wings logo pinned to the ankle collar in line with the rest of Air Jordan’s Fearless series.