Bunyamin Aydin x Nike: A Middle Eastern Revolutionairs project

Bunyamin Aydin x Nike: A Middle Eastern Revolutionairs project


Text: Faizal Dahlawia

Image: Nike

One fashion designer has been chosen to represent the region in Nike's new global project. Introducing Bunyamin Aydin...

The founder of Turkish streetwear label Les Benjamins, Bunyamin Aydin, is representing the Middle East in a new global Nike competition to celebrate the Air Max's 30th anniversary. Designed to continue the legacy of the iconic footwear, the Vote Forward competition sees 12 creatives – dubbed Revolutionairs – from around the world work on a new creative concept for the next iteration of the Air Max.

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Aydin's design was inspired by Turkish rugs and reflects the Eastern culture of the capital. "I grew up in the West and now I live in the East," he said in an Instagram video for Nike. "I love both and in my work I always try to merge both. That's what I do, I breathe and I love."

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To vote for Aydin, visit and the winning design will be revealed on March 26. Also, take a look at the Nike Air Max 97 by Riccardo Tisci.

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