In partnership with the High Museum, Wish ATL is excited to announce that “The Rise of Sneaker Culture” exhibit is coming to Atlanta! The exhibition explores the evolution of the sneaker from its origins in the mid-nineteenth century to its role in the present day as an urban status symbol and marker of masculine identity. There will be 155 different sneakers on display from the archives of adidas, Nike, and Converse, to design houses such as Prada and Louboutin. Come by the store and snap a pic standing on our Sneaker Exhibit mat and share on social media with the hashtag #SneakerHigh2016 for a chance to be included in an interactive slide show. Don’t miss the exhibit when it lands in Atlanta on June 11th, 2016.
For this year’s Black History Month capsule, we collaborated with Atlanta based artist Markeidric (@Markeidric) to pay homage to four musicians: Ray Charles, James Brown, Otis Redding, and Gladys Knight. Taking inspiration from Mount Rushmore, we chose these four iconic Georgia musicians to be the faces on our own mountain of greatness. Through a t-shirt consisting of butter yellow and red graphic in resemblance of the Georgia clay, these musicians are recognized for sticking to its roots and cultivating music’s greatest sounds. The collection is now available here.
This past Friday evening, sneakerheads, creatives, and everyone in-between gathered at Studio No. 7 in Atlanta to help celebrate the launch of Wish’s collaboration pack with Vault by Vans, the Fine Wine & Olives pack. The event, sponsored by both Heinken and Hercules, was a full house and hit amongst those in attendance. Sounds were provided by Two-9’s own DJ Osh Kosh, and helped to create a lively environment. Also a part of the entertainment was the OMG Booth, in which people could take pictures with the whole squad in front of a Wish backdrop. Check the rest of the post to see some of the action from the event.
Join us for the launch party of our Vault by Vans x Wish “Fine Wine & Olives” Pack. The shoe will be available for purchase on November 13th at our Moreland Ave. location. Everyone must RSVP HERE for admittance. Limited space available, so make sure to reserve a spot. Drinks will be provided by Heineken.
Prior to opening up for Chance the Rapper on the Atlanta leg of his Family Matters Tour, superproducer Metro Boomin stopped by Wish ATL for his first official meet and greet, signing tees and meeting fans. Sounds for the event were provided by Toronto’s own DJ Osho, while fans got to kick back and vibe. Just for the event, Wish ATL x Peach Castle teamed up to release an exclusive set of “Wish Boomin'” tees for Metro to sign. This meet and greet comes on the heel of Metro’s flock of success and is sure to be the first of many come.
Last weekend we teamed up with Los Angeles based conceptual artist Matthew Senna, known for his Air Jordan sculptures for a one night only event showcasing his first ever gold Air Jordan 1. His work conveys the cultural importance imbued within everyday objects, as well as their ability to symbolize a striving for greatness. With a sold-out RSVP list and a line out the door, the guest who arrived early were given a chance to purchase 85 Wish x Matt Senna Gold Logo T-shirt made for the event. Special thanks for our sponsors Dos Equis and Ciroc for the complimentary drinks throughout the night.
It is with pleasure to announce our latest collaboration with Los Angeles based conceptual artist and designer, Matthew Senna. Curated with fashion influencer Renaldo Nehemiah, we have joined forces to present the latest installment of the Higher Learning series titled, “Study 001”. This exhibit showcases the work of Matthew surrounding the foundation of the Air Jordan 1 and other selected Retros. Save the date, May 1st from 7-9 PM and click on the link bellow to RSVP to enter.