Jordan X Quai 54: take a look at the best sneakers

Jordan X Quai 54: take a look at the best sneakers

Collater.al Contributors · 11 months ago · Style

We published yesterday an article in which we explained what Quai 54 is, how it was born and what its history is. We told you that it was born in 2003 and since 2006 Jordan Brand is interested in the tournament becoming an official sponsor, giving birth to a real mini collection dedicated to players and fans. Every year since then we have seen some of the best Jordan’s ever made pass by, one after the other.

Every self-respecting sneakerhead or basketball player, as the release approaches, which takes place a couple of weeks before the event, must be able to grab it by force. The main features of each model are the double logo – Quai54 or Jumpman or both – or just the tournament logo, the unique colors and/or the particular and bright textures.

Unfortunately, for ordinary mortals, each release is accompanied by a series of Friends & Family pairs – accessible only to a very small circle that revolves around the organization or important people – which differs from the basic one in color and detail but not in the model.

Here is a list of the most beautiful sneakers, to be politically correct and not to attract protests, in our opinion.

AJF V Wine and Grind (2008) (Europe only)

“Wine” Air Jordan Force 5 Fusion, was produced 170 pairs, which were sale only in the Opium and Collete stores in Paris. The shoes are characterized by the color “Wine” with inserts “Grind”, hence the name, as well as a mixture of fine materials.

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Jordan 1 Retro Quai 54 Ruff N Tuff (2009)

The shoe features a laser-blue aged leather upper with black swoosh and laces, and white midsole dotted in black. Other details include contrasting white stitching, a special “Quai 54” label on the tongue and a zebra print lining that repeats instead of under the transparent sole.

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Jordan 9 Retro (2011)

White upper in hammered leather with black and green hints and Q54 branding on the heel, which echoed the black midsole and green semi-transparent sole. The sneakers were only on sale from Footlocker Europe and House of Hoops and, in very limited quantities and by extraction, at the Nike store in Harajuku, Japan. A black F&F version was also produced. The Quai 54 logo is repeated throughout the shoe with the Quai logo on the tongue, balaclavas and heel. The upper is iridescent.

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Jordan 13 Retro Low (2015)

It has intricate graphics around the midsole that mimic the projects of the Eiffel Tower to give it a bit of French flavor

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Nike Air Force 1 High (2015)

It’s part of the same pack as the previous one. The “Quai 54” edition of Nike Air Force 1 High has an all-over printed graphic base that has an iridescent aesthetic effect counterbalanced by an iridescent Nike Swoosh, white midsole and translucent ice sole. The map of Paris is printed on the upper and the sole in black on fabric iridescent and reflective.

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Air Foamposite One F&F (2015)

The Quai 54 logo is repeated throughout the shoe with the Quai logo on the tounge, balaclavas and heel. The upper is iridescent.

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Jordan 2 Retro (2016)

The sneaker is completed by matching laces, the sole is white and the upper is entirely in ivory leather. The heel, logo and lace system details are in gold. The sole is translucent like almost all releases of the collaboration.

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Air Force 1 Low Flyknit (2016)

It has a very elegant design. The soft Flyknit is complemented by black leather profiles. This affects the Swoosh and tongue tab, as well as the overlay of the heel. Unlike other models of the collections, this pair does not opt for a translucent sole. Instead, it keeps the look simple with a fresh shade of white. Finally, the gold mark is stamped on the heel.

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Air Jordan 1 Retro High OG (2017)

Most of the upper of the shoe is in black suede, while the accents “Italy Blue” highlight the left shoe on the ankle, the Quai 54 logo is on the tongue, laces and outsole. The right shoe has University Red inserts and has the same characteristics as its twin. The colour of the logo on the tongue is inverted – red for black/blue, blue for black/red.

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Air Jordan 1 Retro High OG F&F (2017)

The shoe is characterized by an alternation of suede and simple leather uppers that separate the medial and lateral walls of the shoe at the center. The tongue follows the same principle as the sister made for the common mortals.

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Air Jordan 3 Quai 54 (2018)

It has a completely black upper, the laces’ eyelets are in green, blue and fluo pink. Finishing details include the elephant print in black on the toe and heel and the outsole is translucent – ice blue – with details of the same color as the eyelets.

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Air Jordan 3 Quai 54 F&F (2018)

Same details and features of the sister but with completely white upper.

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Air Jordan 8 Retro (2019)

Air Jordan 8 Retro marks the 15th Anniversary of the tournament. Black suede and mesh upper, transparent buckles and ice sole. On the tongue the multicolour logo – green, yellow, blue, white and red – in chenille with embroidered Jumpman. On the ankle and heel are the graphics that represent this year’s tournament.

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Jordan 1 Mid Quai54 (2019)

AJ1 Mid with black and white leather base changes the swoosh to smaller one, black and translucent, a patch of shaggy chenille with the Quai 54 logo is sewn onto the tongue. On the collar above the heel are divided the four colors chosen for this year. The left shoe alternates between yellow/green and the right shoe in red/blue.

Text by Elisa Scotti

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Andreas Levers and the mystery of the city at night

Andreas Levers and the mystery of the city at night

Giulia Guido · 6 days ago · Photography

While everyone is taking pictures of him working, while everyone is asleep he takes pictures. I’m talking about Andreas Levers, a photographer based in Potsdam who spends his nights in the streets of the city trying to capture their most mysterious and dark side. It’s not the first time we’ve talked about his series At Night, but after three years we were very happy to discover that Andreas didn’t get tired of this magical subject and kept shooting. 

The nights that attract the photographer the most are those dark, cold nights when the fog falls and covers the top floors of the skyscrapers and allows you to see only what is really close to you. The rest remains a mystery, amplified by the white lights of the street lamps and neon lights, unable to penetrate the mist. 

But while the light, of course, cannot reveal what is beyond the visible, our mind has already embarked on a fantastic journey: like Andreas Levers, we too walk in the dark, trying not to be seen, as if we were following someone, or as if someone were following us. 

The calm, the awareness of being alone, the only awakenings surround us and accompany us once again in scenarios that never lose their charm.

We hope that At Night will never end, that like us can’t wait to see the next picture, Andreas Levers can’t wait to go down the street, when the city falls asleep and the magic becomes reality. 

Check out the new shots from the At Night photo series below and to stay up to date on Andreas Levers’ work go to his website and follow him on Instagram

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Cinematography – The Grand Budapest Hotel

Cinematography – The Grand Budapest Hotel

Giordana Bonanno · 6 days ago · Photography

Friday is here, again, and this weekend we’ll have some time to dedicate to our favorite hobby: watch a movie. If you run out of ideas don’t worry, you won’t waste time because we have already chosen The Grand Budapest Hotel, a movie that everyone has seen once in their life, but two are always better than one.

It’s certainly Wes Anderson‘s most intricate and interesting film and most likely also the director’s aesthetic and narrative masterpiece. It won nine nominations at the Oscars in 2015, triumphing in the categories “Best Costume”, “Best Set Design“, “Best Makeup” and “Best Soundtrack”; at the Globe, instead, the film won as “Best Comedy or Music”.

(Still undecided whether to watch it?)

The story is certainly as bizarre as the characters in it, sometimes so intricate that it seems impossible to get out of it, yet there’s nothing impossible inside that mysterious hotel because everything is suspended in a surreal, earthly world.

Wes, with the director of photography Robert Yeoman, creates every single scene taking into account the most imperceptible details in order to produce perfect images even in the pause; the color choices are his strong point, all the films have a palette of reference so as to conquer memorability among the memories of anyone who has already seen them.

Colors play an important role since they determine two types of scenes: for the harmonious and calm ones the selection of soft and pastel colors prevails, while the pressing and alienating ones they appear under strong color combinations. Needless to say that photography represents the key element in the cinematographic realization and needless to say that in this Wes is its master.

There is no doubt: his aesthetic and artistic imagination is unique, but there are those who, letting themselves be inspired, have built their photographic work on a chromatic choice and framing at the limits of precision. This is the case of Teresa Freitas, a young Portuguese photographer who, through her shots, shows us common scenes with meticulous attention to the elements that build them, proposing something that perhaps we have already seen but never through this perspective.

Did you know: for the outdoor shots of the hotel Wes used a 3-meter-high scale model, made entirely by hand because if this had been done on the computer, in the director’s idea, it would have appeared to the audience too offset from reality.

Film: Comedy
Director: Wes Anderson
Writers: Stefan Zweig (inspired by the writings of), Wes Anderson (screenplay)
Stars: Ralph Fiennes, F. Murray Abraham, Mathieu Amalric

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London in lockdown, photos of Jan Enkelmann

London in lockdown, photos of Jan Enkelmann

Emanuele D'Angelo · 6 days ago · Photography

When we think of London, we immediately think of a city with chaotic rhythms, frenetic and tireless, like any self-respecting modern capital. Because of the pandemic, however, everything came to a sudden halt almost suddenly.
Prime Minister Boris Johnson, following in the footsteps of his illustrious colleagues all over the world, has frozen the entire city until at least June, waiting for the contagion curve to slow down.

The English photographer Jan Enkelmann decided to document the deafening silence of his city, never seen before.
So on 23 March, the night the lockdown was announced, the photographer climbed on his bike to admire deserted London, never seen like this in 20 years of his life. A few weeks later, he took his camera with him and decided to capture the whole thing.

Like many others I felt compelled to document the lack of crowds in usually crowded locations. But looking at the set of images I have made over the last weeks, I feel this project has taken on a life of its own. Maybe these photos are less about the lack of human presence and rather about the stillness of a city being allowed a breather to reveal a beauty that often goes unnoticed.

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InstHunt – The 10 best photos on Instagram this week

InstHunt – The 10 best photos on Instagram this week

Giulia Guido · 5 days ago · Photography

Every day, on our Instagram profile, we ask you to share with us your most beautiful pictures and photographs. 
For this InstHunt collection of this week we have selected your 10 best proposals: @davidecannavo, @carla_sutera_sardo, @eyepyre, @m_streetphoto, @kei_scampa, @_hartemis, @matteotriola, @userid019, @wonmin.9, @erikaconlaci.

Tag @collateral.photo to be selected and published on next InstHunt.

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