Nope, we didn't make a mistake; it's really Nike, not Givenchy. But yes, it's the Givenchy creative director who recently unveiled his debut collection for Nike—the Nike X R.T. Air Force 1 Collection. It consists of four variations: Lo, Mid, Hi, Boot. Obviously, it's not just any kind of sneakers.
"The shoe is universal yet somehow very personal," Riccardo says. "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? For me 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," he adds.
For this month, the sneakers and t-shirts will be available in white. The black iterations will come in by April.