Now Reading
A Detailed Look at Aleali May’s Air Jordan 1 ‘Califia’ Collection

A Detailed Look at Aleali May’s Air Jordan 1 ‘Califia’ Collection

This Jordan Brand collection marks the first sneaker and apparel collection designed by a female designer. 

Aleali May is debuting her first collection which is inspired by her hometown Los Angeles and how Englewood helped developed her confidence and style. Aleali recently spoke to Footwear News regarding being the first woman with a Jordan Brand footwear and apparel collaboration:

“I didn’t even think about that line until you said it. When I created my first [Air Jordan] 1, I was like, ‘OK, if this is going to be one-and-done, I’ve got to go super hard for L.A.’ I try to approach every collection like when I’m done, this next girl is going to have a lot of things to work with in the vault of Jordan Women’s, she’s going to have a lot of stories to inspire her. And I feel really excited for the apparel we did, and I’m excited to see how other girls are going to style it. At the end of the day, I am a fashion girl, and what really makes me the most excited is when I see how the girls put together their ‘fits. That needs to be shown, this idea that there’s different types of girls and you can’t really put us in a box.”

Aleal May / Footwear News

The model, stylist and creative director’s Jordan Zoom CMFT sneaker takes on the a varsity blue and emerald green showing homage to her hometown’s schools Hillcrest Elementary and Inglewood High School.

The sneaker also features cream tongue and cream chenille Air Jordan patch.  Aleali speaks about how Queen Califia inspired the collection and paying homage to her drill team coach Shanora Holloway. 

See Also

The collaboration features the same color way in varsity jackets, tearaway pants tee and panel skirts. 

The sneaker retails at $140 and is currently available on GOAT for $270.

View Comments (0)
Scroll To Top