The news of Givenchy designer Riccardo Tisci’s new collaboration with Nike only made headlines recently but already we’ve been given a first look at what he has created with the sportswear company. Tisci has dropped a new footwear design which will be available in four new styles – mid, low, high and even a knee length. Inspired by vintage ‘Air Force 1’ Nike trainers, the shoes are mostly classic white (and will also later be available in black) but with added colourful stripe detailing in retro shades and a brown ‘tick’ Nike logo on the side. Tisci explained that he wanted to add his own look without taking away from the design which has a rich history:
“The shoe is universal yet somehow very personal. 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? For me 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 new Nike R.T. Air Force 1 Collection is set to be released 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. Air Force 1 Boot, all of which will be available in white from March 1st and also in black from April 1st.