Riccardo Tisci For Nike Unveiled
Nike R.T., a collaboration with Givenchy creative director Riccardo Tisci.
RICCARDO TISCI has unveiled his debut collection for Nike – four pairs of trainers based upon the sport brand’s most celebrated style, the Air Force 1.
Titled ‘Air Force 1 Nike + R.T.’, the collection features the basketball and street-style staple shoe (first released by Nike in 1982) which has been reinterpreted in white and black four different shapes.
The Nike R.T. Air Force 1 Collection will release in two distinct packs starting in spring 2014. The collection will include the Nike R.T. Air Force 1 Lo, Nike R.T. Air Force 1 Mid, Nike R.T. Air Force 1 Hi, and the Nike R.T.
“The shoe is universal yet somehow very personal,” said Tisci. “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?”
“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.”
The collection will launch first in white from March 1 then in black on April 1.