Every New Year Nike will launch the limited edition of Chinese Zodiac design to please their fan in China, it seems like the Beijing based designer Zhijun Wang also want to challenge this idea in his own style. This year he reveals the 5th works of his Chinese Zodiac Series “YEAR OF THE MONKEY” on Nike Air Force 1 model. All tanned leather imported from Italy and handsewn by himself. He also laser crafted to make graphics on the leather.
“The pattern on the upper inspired by the shape of the Monkey King’s Herringbone. The Incantation of the Golden Hoop pattern on the Swoosh inspired by the ‘Journey to the West’, the Bodhisattva help Tang Monk Tang to disciple Monkey King, try to get rid of his wild, as the protector of his task — Journey to the West.” Wang, explained.
Red color, stand for auspicious, was applied on bottom layer of Swoosh which hand-dyed to correspond to sole outlining. The Characters ‘Monkey’ on the heels are specially designed both in Chinese and English. ‘2016’ and ‘Bing Shen’ (on the tongues) both in the meaning of the Lunar Year of the Monkey. He also don’t’ forget to place his ZJ DESIGN Logo on the outer upper.
Wang’s Year of Monkey is interesting, isn’t? (that why we covered). Let’s look back for his previous work on Chinese Zodiac Series.