The New Nike X Riccardo Tisci Collection Has Dropped

BY Milli Midwood / Oct 17 2017 / 22:08 PM

It is inspired by basketball and a mythological Greek monster

The New Nike X Riccardo Tisci Collection Has Dropped
Nike x Riccardo Tisci collection

After teasing the collaboration on Instagram last week, Riccardo Tisci has finally released his new collection with sporting giants NikeLab.

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The collection, which features four pieces for men, three for woman and a series of accessories, boasts Oxford shirts, tracksuit pant and varsity jackets. The former Givenchy designer aims at driving contemporary sports style into a new, more elegant era with his latest drop. “I believe the mix of sport, street and elegance is really good,” Tisci said in a statement.

Nike x Ricardo Tisci collection

As well as sporty apparel, Tisci also created a second edition of the coveted Air Force 1, which has proven to be a highlight of the collection and sold out in seconds. “I'm obsessed with the shoe," the Italian designer says. "It's very clean and pure, but at the same time elaborate. It’s the shoe that best represents my style and my collaboration with Nike.”

Earlier this year, Nike took over the design duties of every NBA team uniform from Adidas. The Nike x Riccardo Tisci collaboration is centred on basketball with all the pieces drawing inspiration from basketball culture. Tisci created a fictional squad where these garments would be represented: The Victorious Minotaurs. “In the ‘90s, basketball players became kind of like rock stars,” he says. “But now, they’re more than rock stars. They’re superhuman — representative of historic mythology.” The capsule collection also sees a brand-new NBA-inspired Nike x RT logo.

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