Shoe King–Following up the news, here is a first look at the Riccardo Tisci for Nike collaboration. Below, Joan Smalls poses with the Italian designer in the February issue of Vogue US. And above, is an image of the shoe designs courtesy of Vogue UK. Set to launch first in white on March 1st, and then in black on April 1st, the collaboration features hi and low-top styles. But Tisci has also introduced mid-calf and knee-high styles for the more cutting edge fashion lover.
Joan Smalls with Riccardo Tisci by Inez & Vinoodh for Vogue / Courtesy of IMG Models
Nike x Riccardo Tisci – Givenchy designer Riccardo Tisci is going mainstream with an upcoming Nike collaboration. Style.com revealed that the Italian creative’s new line will hit stores and Nike.com this spring. Tisci recently made headlines by tapping soul singer Erakah Baydu to be the face of Givenchy’s spring 2014 campaign. Full details have yet to be released about the partnership, but footwear is a major part of the collaboration which will feature the Nike logo and R.T. (Tisci’s initials) prominently. “It’s strong without being loud,” the designer told the site.
Styling his latest muse Ciara in Givenchy haute couture, the focus may be on womenswear, but you have to admire designer Riccardo Tisci’s seamless vision. Working alongside Mert & Marcus, Tisci calls upon his Givenchy men that include Simon Nessman and Paolo Rolden to sell the Givenchy story through next season’s inspired religious imagery. (x-posted to The Fashionisto)