The Extravagant New Nike X Sacai Collaboration You Can’t Wear

It’s only available in Tokyo between December 24 and 30 and you can’t wear it, but you’re still guaranteed to have hypebeasts queuing around the block.

Chitose Abe’s cult Japanese brand sacai joins forces with New York-based gourmet collective Ghetto GASTRO at a pop-up cafe at experimental restaurant space Tokyo Burnside by the en on Tokyo creative agency.

The Sacai GASTRO menu includes Ghetto GASTRO’s signature waffles in the form of sneaker soles, complete with the famous Nike Swoosh. It also includes some highly collectible items: a shared tee and tote bag available both at Tokyo Burnside and at the brand’s flagship Hello sacai in Tokyo.

The gluten-free waffles, created with support from Nike, are a nod to Sacai’s ongoing collaboration with the sportswear giant, which premiered on the sacai runway at Paris Fashion Week Men’s in June 2018 with Sacai hybrids of classic Nike sneakers such as the Blazer and Dunk. , of course, Waffles and LD.

The short-lived cafe will coincide with the launch of the Nike x Sacai Apparel capsule collection of parkas, jackets, tops and pants, available online and in-store on December 23.

The Sacai GASTRO menu includes Chicken Coup Fried Chicken and Matcha Waffles, Triple C’s Corn Waffles, Crab Salad and Caviar, Black Power Waffle Chocolate Waffles and Strawberry Haze Strawberry Waffles with Coconut Ice Cream, and Plantine Ice Cream. Visitors will also get tea at Rocky’s Matcha traveling teahouse and coffee from California export Blue Bottle Coffee.

Ghetto GASTRO is a three-member collective formed in 2012 in the Bronx area of ​​New York and made up of Jon Gray, Pierre Serrao and Lester Walker. Originally known for his late night party series Waffles and Patterns. It produces food, events and fashion – previous partnerships include Beats by Dre, Williams-Sonoma, Nike and Target.

The trio also collaborated with Wolfgang Puck on the Governors Ball menu for the Oscars, and Rick Owens and Michelle Lamy had them prepare their Thanksgiving dinner.

The most recent project is Black Power Kitchen, a cookbook published in October that celebrates Black culture through its recipes. The book was born out of a pandemic initiative by Ghetto GASTRO and the nonprofit Rethink Food that distributed thousands of meals to people in need in the Bronx. The name pays homage to Stokely Carmichael of the Black Panthers, who used it in connection with the band’s free breakfast program.

Bundle orders will be available at the Harajuku Standby in Tokyo on December 24 and 25.

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