We have gotten our first sneak peek at the Riccardo Tisci for Nike collaboration. Below, supermodel hottie Joan Smalls poses on the shoulders of the Italian designer in the February issue of Vogue US. 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.
Says Tisci of the collection “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?…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.”
The Nike R.T. Air Force 1 Collection will release in two distinct packs starting in spring 2014. The collection will include the Nike R.T. Air Force 1 Lo, Nike R.T. Air Force 1 Mid, Nike R.T. Air Force 1 Hi, and the Nike R.T. Air Force 1 Boot and be available globally at select retailers and on Nikelab.com. All styles will be available in white from March 1, and in black from April 1