W Mag: D’Angelo Russell, Halima Aden, Hugo McCloud, Duckie Thot & More Star On Riccardo Tisci’s Dream Team
NEW YORK — Earlier in the week, DM Fashion Book reported that former Givenchy‘s artistic director Riccardo Tisci, he exited the house last February (see it here) hinted another collaboration with Nike (see it here).
The Italian fashion designer who is rumored to take the helm at Versace (see it here) once his iron-clad non-compete agreement with Givenchy and its parent company, LVMH is over with in February 2017 took to his official Instagram and announced an upcoming collaboration with Nike‘s basketball division.
Following the teaser, Nike has officially revealed that it’ll be teaming up with the iconic designer once again. This ‘go around, the collection consists of an oxford shirt, track pants and varsity jacket which will complete a set of four items for men and three for women. Accessories join the fold as well to round out its apparel.
The standout piece from the collection is the footwear. Taking on the Air Force 1 for the second time, Tisci gives the model an upgrade that sees a blue, white and red colorway. The new NikeLab x RT logo is incorporated on the toe box of the shoe in a nod to the NBA’s longstanding patch (see all the pieces here). The collection to dropped in the states yesterday Thursday (October 12) and (October 20) in Paris. This will be followed by a global launch at NikeLab stores and online on (October 20).
Tisci has collaborated with Nike before, but this time he is raking it to the next level with his latest collection, a full wardrobe designed for an imaginary basketball team, the Victorious Minotaurs. So who did the designer cast as players on his dream team for W Mag? D’Angelo Russell, Kelsey Plum, Youssouf Bamba, Duckie Thot, Halima Aden, DeJ Loaf, Steph Turner, Blessin Giraldo, Khalid Vaughn, and Hugo McCloud.
The editorial was lensed by photographer Ethan James Green and styled by Emilie Kareh.
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Photos Credit: Ethan James Green
Source: W Mag