For the second time Givenchy designer Riccardo Tisci has teamed up with Nike to redesign iconic sneaker. In 2014, the Italian designer collaborated with Nike on the Air Force 1 which quickly sold out. For this year, Tisci worked on the classic Nike Dunk. Called the NikeLab Dunk Lux High x RT, the new style will hit North American retailers and Nike exclusively on February 11th. “The Nike Dunk has a fascinating legacy,” Tisci says about the collaboration in an official statement. “It has been both mainstream and niche, adopted by communities of varying size and influence. But no matter the model, the Dunk has always had a cultural cachet that, as a designer, I’m quite drawn to.”
Tisci’s re-envisioning of the Dunk includes exaggerated proportions. The height has been extended as well as a large swoosh and enlarged foxing while the back tab is placed upside-down.
The sneakers will come in three colorways: black with a white swoosh, white with a black swoosh, and white with a red swoosh.
NikeLab Dunk RT is equipped with a leather upper and Lunarlon cushioning and will retail for $300.