NikeLab x Ricardo Tisci capsule collection

NikeLab x Ricardo Tisci capsule collection

Training Redefined

Text: Chloe Allan

Image: Nike

Riccardo Tisci teams up with Nike for a must-have summer sportswear collection. Buro 24/7 has the details...

This season Nike and Givenchy's Creative Director, Riccardo Tisci have joined forces for the second time to create a desirable training collection. Designed for all exercise and sports enthusiasts, the capsule collection takes its main inspiration from the athletes who will train and compete at the 2016 Olympics, which will be held in Rio de Janeiro this summer. 

NikeLab's Senior Design Director Jarrett Reynolds discussed the collaboration saying: "This collection represents an entirely new way of thinking for Riccardo. It is engineered for performance, which is unfamiliar territory for him. But that's the beauty of collaboration — we can help bring Riccardo into the world of sports performance, which is our expertise. On the other hand, Riccardo's vision pushed our design to a place we wouldn't have arrived at on our own." 

Designed in two colour palettes — a black and white as well as a Rio-meets-Italy inspired floral and kaleidoscope print — the collection has been brought to life with Tisci's creative colourful input. From the graphics to the bold prints and vivid colours, Tisci says of the design process: "It was interesting, a little bit of a difficult process because to make something that is very dynamic, to do sport and to do activity, and make it strongly recognizable — a fashion statement — is not easy but we achieved something that's amazing. There's a lot of sensuality," he continued. 

The NikeLab x RT Training Define collection will be available from July, 2016. 

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