Famed French fashion designer Olivier Rousteing currently oversees Paris fashion house Balmain as its creative director. But he’ll be venturing into sportier territory this summer, tapping his lifelong love of soccer for the upcoming Olivier Rousteing x NikeLab Football Nouveau collection.
Taking inspiration from the lifestyles of the footballers competing in this summer’s UEFA Euro 2016, the Football Nouveau collection meets off-pitch performance specifications while boasting bold designs intended to evolve the traditional style of the sport. Rousteing’s NikeLab apparel pieces are largely traditional designs, but they’re reinvented through Olivier’s eye for refined silhouettes and luxurious gold touches, and predicated around the designer’s guiding question: “Would a football player really wear that?”
The Olivier Rousteing x NikeLab Football Nouveau collection will include some familiar aesthetics, but also brand new pieces like the NikeLab Top, and radically reimagined classics like the NikeLab N98 Jacket. The line launches June 2 at Nike.com/NikeLab and select NikeLab stores. View the entire apparel collection below, and stay tuned for a look at the shoes.