Pelicans forward Wes Iwundu and Diplomacy announce collaboration

Greg Miles

Last fall, Trail Blazers veteran and future Hall of Famer Carmelo Anthony collaborated with seven Black fashion designers for ‘A Black Future.’

With his clothing line ‘StayMe7o,’ the collaboration featured Barriers Worldwide, DIEM, The Brooklyn Circus, Demestik, Ghetto Gastro, TIER, and Shakira Jovanni. The collab was rolled out on Monday, Sept. 14 during New York Fashion Week. 

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Now fast forward to June, New Orleans Pelicans forward Wes Iwundu is putting his stamp on streetwear.

Iwundu is teaming up with Black-owned premium streetwear brand DIPLOMACY to launch the Free the Future capsule collection.


A portion of the proceeds from the capsule will be donated to the Iwundu’s local Boys & Girls Club of Houston.

Creative Director Eric Archibald worked alongside the four-year NBA wing on this timely and uplifting collection which include statement tees, hoodies, shorts, socks and accessories that are all made in California.

“With the virus raging across the world, and so much economic hardship, racial injustice, and political division, this is a time for all of us to imagine the world as it could be.” Iwundu said in the collection's press release. “We may have physically been in lockdown, but the key to escape is in our imagination.”

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Free the Future, Diplomacy x Wes Iwundu’s capsule collection, will have a wide price range from $20 - $210. Customers will also receive a limited edition Free The Future mask and sticker with each order.

The collection will be available on JUNETEENTH, June 19, 2021 at