OK, I have a confession: I have Instagram post notifications on for Drake. I said it. I’m not sure when I turned them on or how to turn them off, but here we are with a notification every time he posts. So, when the champagne papi posted a video on Nov. 22 with a mysterious Toronto backdrop and the Nike logo, the wheels started spinning. Drake was teasing his upcoming collection with Nike, set to release on Dec. 18, and while we do have some time to hypothesize what it’ll include, I can say without a doubt it’s going to the top of my holiday wish list. (Mom, if you’re reading this, it’s not too late.) Adding to the hype, Drake also followed a new private Instagram account with the username 12.18.2020 that he tagged in the video.
It’s not the first time Drake has collaborated with the athletic brand, as just last month he released his “Certified Lover Boy” merchandise ahead of his sixth studio album of the same name that will release in January. He also signed with the Nike-owned Jordan Brand in 2013, released a few pairs of exclusive sneakers, and recently he spent time at the Nike World Headquarters in Oregon.
But this upcoming December collection has a different feel to it since it’s presumably not tied to his album and simply a capsule collection filled with swag-infused pieces for the winter months. According to Complex, the collection is all apparel and reportedly includes different types of jackets, hoodies, sweatpants, track pants, shirts, socks, and a hat, all in black and gold. Stay tuned for more details on the upcoming collection and until then, enjoy recent photos of Drake rocking Nike ahead.