UPDATE: The rumours are true! Riccardo Tisci has just uploaded a snap to his Instagram account that gives us a sneak preview of his collab with Nike. Yay! According to Style.com, the logo for the partnership will be NIKE RT and the creations are due to land in stores and and on Nike.com this Spring. So what can we expect from the collection? 'It’s strong without being loud,' Tisci revealed. For a sneak peek, check out the video below...
Could It Be True? Riccardo Tisci To Collaborate With Nike
Sneaker freaks rejoice! The most high fashion, coveted kicks of all time may soon be landing in stores if the rumours that Givenchy’s creative director, Riccardo Tisci and Nike are to collaborate come true. The buzz circling around WWD.com’s hub today would suggest the haute hook-up could be announced in but a few hours. And considering the cult status of many of Mr Tisci’s other street-chic must-haves – think of last season’s Bambi t-shirt for starters – there’s a high chance that these trainers could become the biggest smash of spring 2014.
Riccardo Tisci with Rooney Mara at the 2013 Met Gala [Getty]
Riccardo Tisci is already no stranger to the world of hot-to-trot footwear: Pre Fall 2013’s knee high boots continue to be popular amongst the gifted-of-leg while this season’s chunky three-strap flat sandals are going to get more mag column inches than many. A few weeks into January and his Birkenstock-style floral slip-ons are selling out everywhere, and Givenchy already have a significant sneaker offering on show. Lace-covered monochrome skate styles and tough hi-tops can reach into the £700 zone, so could this supposed collaboration with cause a till-side stampede?
Riccardo's take on Converse in 2011
It’s not the first time Tisci has teamed up with a streetwear brand – or Nike. He previously worked on curating a special editorial project between Nike and artist Marc Turlan in 2010, then a year later was involved with Converse and their premium Addict All Star line: designing just one killer pair of black animal print hi-tops that came with a collector-friendly leopard print box. Hype around this one-off caused sneakerheads across the globe to almost explode, goodness knows what will happen if this gets confirmed later today...