EXCLUSIVE @ ANTONIA: NIKE X RICCARDO TISCI
A MYTH REVISITED
For his collaboration with NikeLab, Riccardo Tisci seeks to propel a contemporary sports style into a new, more elegant era. His latest stint once again draws from the past, combining different generations of sportswear icons, matched to his cutting-edge personal style, for a dynamic collection of off-court styles and accessories for both men and women.
“I live for sports," says Tisci. "There's always been sportswear in my style, and I believe the mix of sport, street and elegance is really good.”
Tisci is one of those designers who effortlessly blends sportswear and luxury, bold graphics with a timeless feel, starting from the clothing and all the way down to the footwear, sneakers first and foremost. In this light, he flexed his creative muscle to rework the Air Force 1, Tisci’s go-to shoe, now out in two new colorways - black/yellow/red and pink/red/burgundy. Detail wise, the swoosh is flanked by the star, a Tisci signature.
“I'm obsessed with the shoe. It's very clean and pure, but at the same time elaborate. It’s the shoe that best represents my style and my collaboration with Nike,” says Tisci. “In the 90s, basketball players became kind of like rock stars. But now, they are more than rock stars. They’re superhuman — representative of historic mythology.”
In a prevalence of black with colored accents, the clothes reflect the same cutting-edge vision – street credibility and relaxed elegance in equal parts.