Preview: Riccardo Tisci for Nike
A force to be reckoned with
Following a recent annoucement, Givenchy creative director Riccardo Tisci has developed four varieties of sneakers based on Nike's most popular models – the style 'Air Force 1'.
Availablie predominantly in two colours, the basketball shoes come in normal hi and low-top styles, plus Tisci has introduced a mid-calf and knee-high style for the more daring followers of fashion.
"The shoe is universal yet somehow very personal," says Tisci. "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?"
He went on to say, "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."