Riccardo Tisci has counted basketball and its associated apparel among his most significant influences throughout his career in fashion, regularly debuting some of the sportiest designer looks you’ve ever seen on a runway. So when the Givenchy creative director was given the opportunity to collaborate with Nike, the Air Force 1 seemed the only reasonable silhouette on which to work.
And with two collections already behind us — both white and black takes on several Air Force 1 editions –the famed fashion designer is set to debut his third and final series: the Riccardo Tisci x Nike Air Force 1 Beige collection.
The signature styling spotted on Tisci’s previous Air Force 1’s returns, bringing decorative overlays to the heels, ankle-straps (where present) and eyestays, while each shoe — low, mid, high and boot — boasts a tan premium leather construction to go along with luxe leather sockliners and contrast white sole units.
An impressive convergence of high-fashion and sport — something of a Nike Sportswear specialty of late — the Riccardo Tisci x Nike Air Force 1 Beige collection releases October 16.