In his latest work with NikeLab, Ricardo Tisci wants to show that sportswear and luxury goods go hand in hand.
Channeling the idea that NBA stars, whom he refers to as superhuman, don't just provide style inspiration but are heroes, Tisci designs a collection for a fictional team, the Victorious Minotaurs.
At the center of the collection, as always, lies 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.
Tisci plays with a series of graphics and logos for the Minotaurs that allow him to present the collection as a sort of off-court uniform. Combining a series of icons from sportswear, including the Oxford shirt, track pant and varsity jacket, Tisci forms a collection of four pieces for men, three for women and a series of accessories.
The collection will be available in North America starting October 12, before seeing a release in Paris on October 20, and ultimately getting a worldwide release on October 21.
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