There seems to be nothing slowing Balmain’s Creative Director Olivier Rousteing.
Following the footsteps of Riccardo Tisci, Kim Jones and Jun Takahashi, Rousteing announced last week that he will be pairing up with Nike to turn his love of football into a NikeLab collection consisting of the designers favourite pairing of black & gold, featuring both footwear and apparel, which will be on sale June 2. This announcement comes just in time for the UEFA Euro 2016.
“Olivier was obsessed with the complete look, making sure each piece worked together — not just within the men’s and women’s collections, but also between the two,” said Jarrett Reynolds, NikeLab Senior Apparel Design Director, in a statement. “At every design review, he’d ask, ‘Would a football player really wear that?’ That question helped keep the collection rooted in sport.”
In a video explaining his design process, the designer turned his attention to French footballers Blaise Matuidi and Laure Boulleau.
“What I love about this collection is that we are integrating the iconic style of football into sport style,” said Rousteing in a statement.
This is Rousteing’s second collaboration, with the first being the most highly anticipated designer capsule collections with fast fashion retail giant H&M.
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