On his visit to Agenda, Albert Hernandez of N-SB had a chance meeting with Dom of Brooklyn Projects, who gave an on the spot interview fielding all of his questions including the process behind Brooklyn Projects collaborations with Nike as well as his perspectives on buyers that resell. Dom also touches on the state of the skate industry today, what he thinks of brands like Diamond Supply Co., his thoughts on James Jebbia, and what it’s like working in the retail industry. Check our a brief excerpt below and check out the full interview at N-SB here.
I think people are curious to know what the process of doing a collaboration with Nike is like. How long ago did you start working on the Walk of Fame colorway?
The idea came about around August of last year. I called one of my designers, Mandee Bence – she’s done most of my designs for Nike. She’s the one that I came up with the concept with and she helps me come up with ideas. I then give it to Shawn over at Nike – he’s the homie – I love Shawn, that’s my boy forever. We brought a bunch of different stories and colorways and eventually Nike picks the ones they want to do. A couple of them were shelved – because after the Black and Tans came out and created that whole legal backlash, Nike legal won’t release any shoes with a negative or controversial connotation. So we had a bunch of stuff that was supposed to come out, and it was put on ice for now. We have three more collabs coming out over the next year and a half.