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Fashion Fridays: Nike + Riccardo Tisci Collection

Karl Lagerfeld

Karl Lagerfeld

“Sweatpants are a sign of defeat. You lost control of your life so you bought some sweatpants.” –Karl Lagerfeld

Since the current trend is sporty, this quote from Karl Lagerfeld doesn’t apply to today’s fashion. Everything from sports jerseys to sweatpants, including sneakers, is on everyone’s must-have list. These fashions allow people to be stylishly comfortable, in a chic, sporty kind of way.

One designer who continuously leads in the fashion industry has collaborated with the top sports brand to create a designer sneaker that blurs the line between high fashion and street style. Givenchy’s creative director, Riccardo Tisci, teamed up with Nike last year and designed a sneaker that Tisci feels will be reachable for everybody.

Riccardo Tisci (Givency creative director) and Marina Abramovic (Serbian artist)

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The Nike + RT collection was released today, and will be available for purchase at a few boutiques around the world, as well as a pop-up shop in  New York’s SoHo neighborhood. The collection consists of four variations of the design.

NIke Collection March 21

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The Nike + R.T. Air Force 1 Lo, the Nike + R.T. Air Force 1 Mid, the Nike + R.T. Air Force 1 High, and the Nike + R.T. Air Force 1 Boot, with prices ranging from $240- $340.

Rihanna debuted the sneakers last month during Paris Fashion Week and the anticipation has been building ever since.

Rihannna Debut Nike Collection

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This sneaker has created quite the stir in fashion and media, so much so that it appears in Vogue Italia, worn by singer Erykah Badu. The songstress donned two styles from the Nike + RT collection, dressed in pieces from the Givenchy Spring/Summer 2014 Collection. Vogue Italia

Erykah Debut Nike1

Erykah Debut Nike 2

With sports and fashion being synonymous at the moment, there should be no issue creating the perfect look to accompany the much-anticipated collaboration of Riccardo Tisci and Nike.

Something you should remember when attempting to pull off a chic sporty look, there should be one piece of clothing that says “chic.” If you fail to include a feminine piece in your ensemble, it will then be classified as “tomboy,” which is also on trend, so either way you’re fine.

NIke Collection March 21st


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