HYPEBEAST Interviews LeBron James and Stéphane Ashpoole

HYPEBEAST talks with LeBron James and Stéphane Ashpoole about their latest collaborative work on the LeBron 12 Elite.


With the unveiling of LeBron James’ and Stéphane Ashpoole’s collaborative sneaker being held at NikeLab’s X158 in Shanghai, HYPEBEAST took the opportunity to catch up with the pair in an exclusive interview. Using the LeBron 12 Elite basketball sneaker as his creative canvas, the designer “blends the aesthetic of sport and fashion together, ” while further expressing his profound love for basketball. Presented in a predominantly white palette, with metallic silver accents, the sneaker incorporates a speckled print on the upper, as seen on earlier works of Pigalle, representing the basketball shot clock and conveyance of time. The pair went on to talk about how they met; design concepts for their collaborative masterpiece, and what they each think of the sneaker. Read the full interview on the HYPEBEAST website.


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