How ’90s Basketball Infiltrated 2020s Style

From CDG’s Air Foamposite One to Margiela’s deconstructed Reebok Question Mid, breaking down the cultural rediscovery of iconic hoops silhouettes.

WRITER: GREGK FOLEY
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Comme des Garçons’ conceptual take on the Nike Air Foamposite One. Maison Margiela’s deconstruction of Reebok’s Question Mid. Supreme’s street-driven revision of the Air Zoom Flight 95 SP. As the 2020s press onward, ’90s basketball silhouettes continue to serve as blank canvases for luxury and streetwear brands. And like other styles that have returned to the forefront of the conversation, this development isn’t based on one monumental event, but rather a confluence of both major and minor changes across culture, technology and creativity.

From the era-defining acrobatics of Michael Jordan to the nostalgia of life before social media, explore the unlikely aesthetic preferences that link the booming ’90s with the discordant 2020s.