First look: Riccardo Tisci for Nike


We told you that Riccardo Tisci would be collaborating with Nike on an exciting project a few weeks ago, and now the cat is officially out the bag.

The Givenchy designer has teamed up with the sportswear brand on a four-piece collection of basketball trainers taking the shape of the classic Air Force 1, and we have the very first look in the picture above. And with Chanel making trainers the “it” shoe of the season thanks to its Couture show last week, they’ve never been so desirable…

“The shoe is universal yet somehow very personal,” Riccardo Tisci explained. “I travel all over the world, and I see people wearing the Air Force 1, and they wear it in so many different ways. And so I was thinking, what is the essence of the Air Force 1? And how do I take that essence and make my own statement?

“For me the Air Force 1 is not about gender, it’s not about a particular city, nor is it about a certain style. The community decides. It’s democratic. It’s love.”

Do you think love is good word to describe the trainers? Do you like Riccardo Tisci’s designs? Let us know if you’ll be treating yourself (or someone you love) to a cheeky pair.


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