The fashion world (and the rest of us) is all about sporty pieces. It’s now common to wear your gym clothes out post-workout or when you have no intention of going to the gym, a la Gigi Hadid. Athleisure is the trend that just won’t quit. And Rihanna‘s Fenty x Puma collection at New York Fashion Week made a case for having us all dressing like sporty Wednesday Addams. If you want more, you’re about to get it: Riccardo Tisci and Nike are collaborating once again.
The Givenchy Creative Director is working on his first clothing collection with the sports brand. The collection will be called NikeLab x RT: Training Redefined and it will feature styles for men and women. The Nike website describes the collection as something that will “disrupt the traditional notion of training footwear and apparel.” It promises bold new silhouettes and graphics and it will combine Riccardo Tisci’s creative vision with Nike’s performance knowledge. In other words, it will have pieces that you will want to hit the gym in, but you will also want to wear as regular clothes too. The NikeLab x RT: Training Redefined collection will feature tees, bras, shorts, tights, and caps.
What’s even better is that the collab will feature two different capsule collections with two completely different looks. The first one, to be released in July, will be a more pared down collection that sticks with Tisci’s signature black and white color palette.
The second NikeLab x RT: Training Redefined collection will launch in August. If you’re hoping for a bit of color, this is the collection for you. It features patterns that combine floral and kaleidoscope prints. The prints nod to classic Nike styles, Tisci’s hometown, and Brazil, home to this summer’s Olympics. If you can take your eyes away from the model’s chiseled abs in the photo, you can see what the prints in the second collection are going to be like. Prices haven’t been released yet. Fingers crossed they aren’t enough to blow our entire summer budgets.
Riccardo Tisci and Nike first collaborated back in 2014. The self-confessed sneaker lover gave a new twist to the Air Force 1 sneakers. The second partnership came only last month when Nike and Tisci released the NikeLab Dunk Lux High x RT.
Nike is already is our good books because the brand has finally made Marty McFly’s self-lacing shoes from Back to the Future a reality. The Givenchy show is always a highlight at Fashion Month. The prior Nike and Riccardo Tisci collaborations have been huge successes and no doubt this one will be too. Don’t be surprised if they partner again on a collection for fall.
The first NikeLab x RT: Training Redefined collection will be released in July 2016, followed by the second capsule collection in August!