Givenchy’s creative director, Riccardo Tisci has produced a special edition collection of Nikes. Collection consists of 4 pairs of sneakers based on one of shoemakers well known styles, the Nike 1.
The sneakers named Nike RT will see its launch in two separate dates – a release of white collection on March 1 and black on April 1. Though the collaboration might surprise some in the fashion world, Tisci is in fact known to borrow inspirations from streetwear for Givenchy’s haute-couture creations.
In addition to normal hi and low-top sneakers, collection includes mid-calf and knee-high style shoes with lots of design detail in black, yellow, orange and blue colors. Nike swoosh on shoes are in brown. The four different styles are named Nike RT Air Force 1 Lo, Nike RT Air Force 1 Mid, Nike RT Air Force 1 Hi, and the Nike RT Air Force 1 Boot.
“The shoe is universal yet somehow very personal,” says Tisci. “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.”