Philadelphia-based retailer VILLA has teamed up with Starter in anticipation of this year's NBA All-Star game to celebrate past iterations of the competition. The Starter jacket has long been intertwined with NBA fashion, and this capsule perfectly captures what made the style so popular in the first place.
The Slam Dunk Pack includes jackets for the Chicago Bulls, Toronto Raptors, Minnesota Timberwolves, Boston Celtics, and Atlanta Hawks. The jackets celebrates past Slam Dunk contest winner, with Michael Jordan in 1988, Isiah Rider of the Wolves from 1994, the Celtics' Dee Brown from 1997, and Vince Carter from his time on the Raptors in 2000. The Hawks jacket shows off Spudd Webb's 1986 Slam Dunk Contest win in especially epic fashion with an image of him in the lining. Each jacket also comes with patches commemorating the dates of the All-Star weekend played and the city that hosted it.
If you are really looking for a throwback, though, Starter and VILLA have produced a jacket that pays homage to the league that merged with the NBA to make it what it is today, the American Basketball Association.
Starter and VILLA have also announced a pop-up shop at the Paramount Hotel in Times Square. The store will be VILLA'S first ever physical space in New York City, and will have exclusive products, including its previous Big East-inspired collaboration with Starter, and unique Timberland colorways, like Sweet Potato and Emerald.
The physical space will also be home to events, such as celebrity DJ parties and athlete appearances.
The store will be open from Feb. 3 to Feb. 15, while the Slam Dunk Pack jackets will be available at VILLA's website on Feb. 10.