words & interview // Nick DePaula
images // Yulia Nidbalskaya & Creative35
video // Jotham Porzio
While they're currently battling it out on the hardwood as All-Star point guards looking to lead their teams to the NBA playoffs, Damian Lillard and John Wall teamed up last night in Portland to host a launch event for their new adidas Florist City Collection.
Headlined by "Rose City" and "Cherry Blossom" themed colorways of the Crazy 1 Retro tying back to each player's city, the collection also included a crewneck sweater by Bridge & Burn, vibrant printed socks and matching snapback caps. With over 400 people on hand at Compound Gallery for the launch event, the entire collection was quick to sell out as doors opened, with fans then waiting for autographs and some unreal selfie opportunities.
Check out a recap video of the event below, along with an interview with both Damian Lillard and John Wall as they discuss their earliest memories of the Crazy 1, inspiration behind the pack and expectations for the playoffs. While they may have sold out in Portland and on adidas.com, there are still a few sizes of the Florist City Crazy 1s available at Eastbay.com.