Ladies and gentlemen, forget about loafers, high heels and boots for this year's fashion trend are sneakers. Not only Chanel has introduced it (even) in a Haute Couture collection, but the new freedom for our feet is taking fashion by storm.
Nike has teamed up with Givenchy's creative director Riccardo Tisci for an exclusive range of high luxe sneakers and covetable capsule collection, after collaborations with Parisian brand A.P.C. and British department store Liberty London.
Riccardo Tisci in an editorial featuring Joan Smalls
wearing the Nike Airforce 1 Knee Hi sneakers.
The legendary shoe comes in four versions: low, mid or hi-top, and a knee-high style, featuring wide straps in vibrant colors for a tribal feel.
The unisex appeal of Nike Air Force 1 has made it a feature on feet worldwide, including those of Riccardo Tisci himself, as he recently claimed to Vogue US that he owns at least a 100 identical pairs of the sneaker.
“The shoe is universal yet somehow very personal. I travel all over the world, and I see people wearing the Air Force 1, and they wear it in so many different ways. And so I was thinking, what is the essence of the Air Force 1? And how do I take that essence and make my own statement?” says Riccardo Tisci.
Tisci continues, “The Air Force 1 is not about gender, it’s not about a particular city, nor is it about a certain style. The community decides. It’s democratic. It’s love.”
The four new models will be available in white by March 2014, to be sold in selected stores and on nikelab.com, and then in a black version by April 1.
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