#KissMyAirs: Leaping Through Time With Chris Lee by Yuen Hsieh

“Do we wait for opportunities to happen, or do we create them ourselves?”

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Known throughout the Chinese-speaking world as a prolific bestselling singer, actress, philanthropist, and fashion icon, Chris Lee has been continually driven throughout her 12-year-long career by the urge to break boundaries and continually innovate on all fronts. Initially shooting to fame in a landslide overnight victory on a nationally-broadcast talent show in 2005, Lee has since repeatedly captivated hundreds of millions of hearts with her boyish charm and high spirits, becoming a household name in the process.

For the final installment in our #KissMyAirs series, director Yuen Hsieh partnered with Lee to explore her personal biography through the metaphor of a time machine, mirrored by the 30 years of progress from the Nike Air Max 1 Ultra 2.0 to the all-new Nike Air VaporMax. Yuen Hsieh looked towards sci-fi films such as AKIRABack To The Future and The Matrix to create a dystopian future in which Lee must search for herself. Leaping ten years forward on the back of an AKIRA-inspired motorbike, Lee ventures through a pulsing, strobe-lit underground cityscape in pursuit of the never-ending revolution that is the Nike Air Max movement. It’s there she discovers for herself that, the revolution never ends.

Heralding the beginning of the newest stage of this revolution, Lee took to the stage at the Air Max Day celebrations in Shanghai, performing alongside the likes of Lil Buck, Miss Ko and DJ Wordy. The music continued off-stage with the Remix My Airs project, where up-and-coming artists were invited to remix beats as inspired by the distinct designs of the most noteworthy Air Max silhouettes through the decades. Renowned fashion editor Eugene Tong and Sankuanz founder Zhe Shanguan also held talks to share their creative vision and their unique interpretations of the #KissMyAirs mentality.

In collaboration with Nike, we’ve covered three RevolutionAirs — Lil’ Buck, Eugene Tong and Chris Lee — who have shaken up their industries, be it fashion, music or art. Embodying the attitude of #KissMyAirs, their journeys to the forefront of their disciplines have been profiled by three of Asia’s most promising young filmmakers, whose exclusive short films can be found here.

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