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Filipino Sneakerhead and Film Director: Ivan Pasia


Hapsari Listya
October 13, 2022

Ivan @_ivanpasia, is a Filipino film director who always likes monochromatic colours and he started his sneaker collection with Jordan 1 Retro High Twist. As a Michael Jordan big fan, he wants to get Jordan 1 Chicago's 1994 someday because of the history behind the pair!

What was the moment you first got drawn to sneakers, and which pair of sneakers triggered your passion?

I definitely fell in love with the Jordan 1 Retro High Twist or as people love to call it the "Pandas." I've always liked monochromatic colors, from the stuff I own to the way I dress. So having this classic pair was a need for me and from there, I started my love for sneakers and collecting them.

All images via @_ivanpasia

What’s one moment or trend in the history of sneaker culture that resonates with you?

When Netflix released Michael Jordan's documentary, "The Last Dance." I've always liked the Jordan 1 Chicagos (the 1994 pair is my personal fave) and watching Jordan's story of that pair made me even more drawn to it.

As a filmmaker and storyteller, I feel connected to pairs that have a history with it. From that point on, I always had my eyes set on having that pair someday.

Please describe how it feels to you when you get and wear a new pair of kicks?

Definitely a plus on my confidence. It's not about flexing, but an expression of my love for sneakers which is pretty cool.

What are some of your favorite creators/designers or brands and why?

Virgil Abloh will always be an inspiration for me, rest in peace. He seems like a master of all trades, being exceptional and remarkable in what he does while being humble and constantly working despite his success. Along with that is his brand, Off-White. It shouts luxury and class but by being simple and not over grandeur.

What is one sneaker collaboration that doesn’t exist, but you wish/think should exist?

This is a long shot, but a Yeezy 350 + Travis Scott collab. That hella comfy feeling of the Yeezys with Travis' mark into it.

What are some of the current pairs of sneakers in your rotation?

This might be basic, but my current rotation are Nike Dunks BNW "Pandas", Yeezy 350 "Bone", Nike Waffles, and the Jordan 1 "Mocha".

What is your ultimate holy grail sneaker that you have not managed to acquire so far?

I've always set my eyes on the Jordan 1 Chicago (1994) and Jordan 1 Off White NRG!

Other than kicks, what are some of your daily essentials or treasured items?

My daily essentials are definitely a FOG essentials shirt, Carhartt cargo pants, and any of my sneaker that goes along with my fit.

Where can people find you on social media?

Instagram: @_ivanpasia

Youtube: I'm not too active there, but you can find me on @IvanP

TikTok: @_ivanpasia

Facebook: Ivan Pasia

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