This came quicker than we were expecting it to! Just two weeks ago, Riccardo Tisci pleased the fashion masses when he announced a collaboration between himself and Nike. And we’ve already got a good look at what to expect…and the pricepoint to expect it at.
Nike reps confirmed a line dubbed Nike RT, (standing for Riccardo Tisci, for those of you who lost track) and the collabo, which will bear the logo Nike RT, will arrive in stores and on Nike.com this spring, but who has time to wait? Riccardo went ahead and teased a Vogue spread with himself and a suspended Joan Smalls giving a glimpse at one of the designs from the collection, the Nike x RT AF1 Hi Boots, which will run the ladies around $225.
After Riccardo’s Instagram post, Vogue Magazine revealed more details in an article in their Feb 2014 issue. According to the article, Tisci “was given carte blanche to reimagine the silhouette, and the four-piece collection” will roll out in two installments beginning very soon. Vogue describes the collection as staying “true to the cool urban roots of the original.”
“I want to make fashion that is attainable,'” he told Vogue. “Whether you’re an artist, a musician, or a designer: When you touch the street, it’s a special connection.”
The design is exactly what one could expect from the mind of Tisci. After debuting the collection via a stream of cropped images on Instagram, Riccardo jumped into the Insta feed of Kim Kardashian, as he dined with Nike’s former golden boy, Kanye West.
What are your thoughts on the collaboration? Will you be buying?
PHOTO CREDIT: Instagram