South Korea’s boyband BIGBANG member G-Dragon recently collaborated with Nike to create limited edition sneakers.
Nike and G-Dragon’s fashion brand PEACEMINUSONE released their Air Force 1 Para-Noise collaboration sneakers in Korea this month.
Available in two colours, black and red for the ‘swoosh’ mark on the Air Force 1 Para-Noise, the shoes are priced at 219,000 won (SGD254.75).
Fashionistas swarmed to get a pair the moment of the release.
To score a pair, you need to be winners of a raffle called the ‘Shock Draw’ and be in the running to get one of the 818 pairs made.
There was a long queue in front of the Nike store in Hongdae, Seoul as people lined up to enter the ‘Shock Draw’ on the day of the release.
The shoes were resold which reached up to millions of won (thousands of dollars) while the limited edition of the sneakers was resold for close to 10 million won (SGD11,634).
On November 23, the Air Force 1 Para-Noise will be available globally.
G-Dragon, whose real name is Kwon Ji-yong was born August 18, 1988 and he is a singer-songwriter, rapper, record producer, entrepreneur and fashion icon. He is often known as the king of K-pop.
When G-Dragon was 12, he trained at South Korean entertainment label YG Entertainment for six years before debuting in 2006 as the leader of hip hop boy band BIGBANG. BIG BANG is one of the best-selling boy bands globally.
Formed by YG Entertainment, BIGBANG consists of four members, G-Dragon, T.O.P, Taeyang and Daesung. Former member Seungri retired from the industry on March 11 2019.
The members of BIGBANG are said to be the most influential acts to shape the K-pop industry and help spread Korean Wave internationally.
Nicknamed the ‘Kings of K-pop’ by the media, BIGBANG’s stage performances, songwriting and diverse use of music genres make them stand out as a K-pop band.