[R]iccardo Tisci and NikeLab have been elevating streetwear over the past few years, paying homage to the NBA in a series of innovative collabs.
Continuing in the same spirit, the latest collection sees Tisci turn his attention to the basketball icons of the 90s. Entitled NikeLab x RT – The Victorious Minotaurs, the capsule imagines the perfect off-court uniform for his own fictional team.
“In the 90s, basketball players became kind of like rock stars,” says Tisci. “But now, they are more than rock stars. They’re superhuman — representative of historic mythology.”
Pieces in the second drop from the collection include a basketball jersey, car coat, hoodie and track pants for men, and jersey and mesh dresses, high waisted tights and leg warmers for women, all adorned with the new RT x NikeLab logo. In addition, the Air Force 1 gets an updated silhouette and colour remix in the NBA’s red, white and blue.
Take a first look below and look out for the full collection dropping on the NikeLab site later this month.