As part of the larger Travis Scott comeback tour, several sources are saying his Cactus Jack collection with Dior is dropping on July 13th.
The piece sparking the most buzz is the B713 sneaker that pulls cues from retro skate shoes and features a diamond-shaped "CD" logo. Dior first previewed the collab during its menswear show at Paris Fashion Week last summer.
However, the release was "indefinitely" postponed following the tragic events at Travis' Astroworld Festival in Houston where 10 people lost their lives due to fans rushing toward the stage.
The original plan was that the collection would benefit La Flame's partnership with Parsons School of Design in NYC to help underprivileged creatives attend the school. (Not to be confused with Travis' newer Project HEAL initiative that offers scholarships to HBCU students and more.)
"I met Travis six years ago and we’ve been in constant touch since then," Dior men's artistic director Kim Jones told Hypebeast. "And I started talking to Travis about the Foundation he wants to set up to allow students to go to Parsons School of Design that can't afford to go and fulfill their dreams.
"So I thought it was nice to then talk to him and say, 'Why don't we do something together? Because then you're working with a fashion brand and a couture house that can support this project as well.'"
Back in May, Nike ended its postponement of Travis Scott sneakers with the Air Max 1 (seen below) and Air Trainer 1, which drew over 1 million raffle entries in just 30 minutes.
The Trainer marked a rare L in Travis' game-changing run with Nike, as it's now reselling for less than its retail price of $140 on sites like StockX.
The 31-year-old has come a long way since making beats in his bedroom as a wide-eyed teenager. In fact, there were times when his dad – who was also an artist – would "knock down" Travis' door for playing his music too loud, per the below interview with Nardwuar from 2015.
Outside of fashion, La Flame is putting the final touches on his anticipated next album 'Utopia,' though few details are available.