Nike announce they are about to revolutionise sportswear with their latest collab between the sports brand and Givenchy creative director, Riccardo Tisci.
To celebrate a Summer of Sport, NikeLab has partnered with Riccardo Tisci to “disturb the traditional notion” and bring out a line of training footwear and apparel as announced by the brand at the end of last week.
It’s been reported that the new line, the NikeLab x RT: Training Redefined collection, will feature bold new silhouettes and graphics, marrying Tisc’s creative vision with Nike’s years of expertise in sportswear.
“This collection represents an entirely new way of thinking for Riccardo,” says NikeLab Senior Design Director Jarrett Reynolds. “It is engineered for performance, which is unfamiliar territory for him. But that’s the beauty of collaboration — we can help bring Riccardo into the world of sport performance, which is our expertise. On the other hand, Riccardo’s vision pushed our design to a place we wouldn’t have arrived at on our own.”
Ricardo has welcomes the challenge saying: “It was interesting…a little bit of a difficult process because to make something that is very dynamic, to do sport and to do activity, and make it strongly recognizable — a fashion statement — is not easy but we achieved something that’s amazing. There’s a lot of sensuality.”
NikeLab x RT: Training Redefined will release in two unique capsule collections with strikingly different aesthetics.
The first collection fill feature a signature Tasci black and while palette and the second will consist of floral and kaleidoscope prints – the floral will be made up from flowers from Oregon (the home of Nike), Taranto, Italy (the home of Tisci), and Rio de Jeneiro (the home of the biggest summer sporting event).
NikeLab x RT: Training Redefined collection will arrive in July 2016, with a second collection release in August.
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