Update: The NikeLab x RT Victorious Minotaurs collection launches October 12, 2017 in North America, October 20th in Paris and October 21st globally at NikeLab stores and nike.com/nikelab.
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While Riccardo Tisci may no longer be designing for Givenchy, the Italian designer’s relationship with NikeLab continues with news surfacing of another collaborative apparel and sneaker capsule.
According to Tisci’s Instagram account, the collection is an NBA-related activation, reflecting Nike’s takeover of the league’s license starting with the fall 2017 season.
There are quite a few unconfirmed images floating around (
so take the ones here with a small grain of salt), but it looks like the collection is underpinned by a white Air Force 1 Mid sneaker featuring a red Swoosh. There is also apparel for a team called the Minotaurs, which includes the Nike x RT logo Tisci revealed on his Instagram account.
The Minotaur makes sense because Tisci has said he’s long been obsessed with the mythological half man, half bull, and in fact, they inspired the nose rings he showed in his presentations in 2012.
The collaboration on an AF1 brings the Nike and Tisci collaborative relationship full circle because this is the model that kicked off their relationship back in March 2014. (‘Member how exciting it was when Rihanna was the first person spotted in a pair…oh the days!)
No official dates for the launch yet, but we are hearing either October 14th or 21st from our sources.