Is Riccardo Tisci Collaborating With Nike? See His Latest Shoe Design
It hasn’t even been a week since the Creative Director of Givenchy announced his departure from the fashion house, and he’s already on to the next. Is Riccardo Tisci collaborating with Nike? Bella Hadid posted a campaign photo to Instagram, and based on the caption, you can expect to see a Nike X Tisci design soon.
If you’re wondering what a partnership between the designer and Nike would be like, assume it’s going to be the epitome of cool. I mean, he has dressed celebs as chic as Kim Kardashian in the past and chosen Hadid to model for the campaign, so that should definitely serve as enough indication for just how wearable a collab of this kind would be.
Plus, this actually isn’t the first time Tisci’s worked with the athletic wear brand. According to the Observer, he’s worked with them since 2014, designing a capsule collection, a pair of high top sneakers and more. This time around, however, he’s working to recreate the minimal Dunk style. His pair will be called the NikeLab Dunk Lux Chukka, WWD reports.
“I think the Dunk has something that’s very special. It’s grounded in sport as well as in the street-style culture,” Tisci told WWD. “For younger generations, it can fit as many different styles tribes as you can imagine. I think it’s one of the most iconic shoes that Nike has ever created.”
I don't know about you, but I'm in love with the Nike X Tisci combo already.
The shoes, much like this black and white photo, are simple, yet chic.
According to Tisci's Instagram, you can shop these kicks as soon as Feb. 9. Sneaker News reports they'll be available at these NYC locations: Bergdorf Goodman, NikeLab 21 Mercer, Dover Street Market New York, KITH Brooklyn and Concepts New York.
Riccardo Tisci and Nike collaborated.. I have a tear— rèyonce (@rnaxo_) February 7, 2017
Some people cried happy tears upon hearing the announcement.
Ricardo Tisci for Nike. Adidas is shook— nalisa alia amin 🍒 (@nalisaaa) February 6, 2017
This is bound to be the next "it" design. Look out, Adidas!
Whether you're into black and white or want to add a pop of red color, there's a shoe for you.
Did Riccardo Tisci just turn down his career on Givenchy for Nike?! What. Is. This. Phenomenon.— Savitaresta Arnaya (@esaesavii) February 6, 2017
This is epic, so be sure you're ready to shop the collab the moment it drops. According to Sneaker News, these Dunks will be available globally on Feb. 23.