“I live for sports.There’s always been sportswear in my style, and I believe the mix of sport, street and elegance is really good,” – Riccardo Tisci
When Riccardo Tisci x Nike first collaborated in the summer of 2014, the partnership might have been looked at as maybe a one-off. But as we quickly learned; there was more to this than just an Air Force 1 RT project. In the three years since, Tisci has expanded his imprint with the Swoosh spanning numerous reworkings and a refined Nike Training capsule.
With Nike now in charge of the NBA’s outfitting, we are learning that the possibilities with it will be endless. Not only will there be a Nike By You creative suite in the near future (spoiler) but we see that Tisci will be involved to a degree. Venturing back to the silhouette that started it all for Tisci x Nike, the Air Force 1 High takes after Tisci’s love of sport and detailed eye, combining the two to create an old school vibe for the model surrounded by “the Association”.
The NBA-inspired Nike Lab x RT Victorious Minotaurs collection releases October 12th in North America. With follow-up launches October 20 in Paris and October 21 globally at Nike Lab locations and online.