When it comes to being involved in the fashion culture there aren’t many notable names more important than Aleali May. You name it and Aleali probably has done it including everything from styling, modeling, being involved in panel talks with some of the biggest names in fashion and now working with Jordan Brand to release her first Jordan.
At just 25 years old Aleali is only the second woman to venture into a collaborative effort with Jordan and release a shoe. In an interview she stated “We had to get the approval from Michael Jordan. I mean, first of all when they told me, I said, ‘I won’t be able to sleep tonight,’”. “That’s the part that I love about it, he’s [Jordan] hands on with it. I already loved the brand as a kid and just hearing something like that is exactly why.” The shoe is a classic Jordan 1 with a satin toe box, corduroy upper and chenille swoosh. Her pop up was a huge success last night at Undefeated where Aleali paid homage to her roots and simply just cool west coast 90’s styled merchandise such as Jordan tees commemorating the event, Vinyl records from the likes of Snoop Dog, Dr.Dre and Tupac to name a few along with their Vintage Tee’s. As if that wasn’t enough to add even more of a west coast vibe the infamous Roscoe Chicken & Waffles was in the building serving friend chicken and cornbread. Check out more photos below.
photography: Orlando Boyd