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NikeLab collaborates with Olivier Rousteing on athleisure collection

You've never seen football attire look this cool. See photos of the collection and watch a behind-the-scenes video

By Verinia Khoo | Published: 24 May 2016

NikeLab x Olivier
Photo: Nick Knight for NikeLab

Olivier Rousteing is the next designer to collaborate with NikeLab. The Balmain creative director's Football Nouveau collection marries sportswear with fashion, so expect plenty of black mesh, gold hardware and longer silhouettes with a big dose of badass.

"When Nike contacted me to collaborate with them, I was really proud," said Olivier. "Collaborating with Nike is not only making clothes or sneakers – it is being part of a universal vision. It was really important for me to bring my aesthetic to the collaboration."

"My aesthetic is about richness, so I wanted to use a lot of gold and badges. Black is sleek and timeless and the gold is about victory and winning," he added. "You can wear these throughout the day for comfort or with a tailored jacket or different garments and still feel cool, strong and sexy."

 

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Olivier's collection includes footwear, too. Inspired by Nike Football's four silos (Mercurial, Magista, Hypervenom and Tiempo), the shoes have been redesigned without the studs on the soles to make them streetwear-friendly. Staying in-theme with rest of the collection, they come in black with gold accents.

NikeLab Footscape Magista x OR (Photo: NikeLab)
NikeLab Free Mercurial FlyKnit x OR (Photo: NikeLab)
NikeLab Free Hypervenom 2 x OR (Photo: NikeLab)
NikeLab Roshe Tiempo VI x OR (Photo: NikeLab)

The collection launches on 2 June 2016 at nike.com/nikelab and in select NikeLab stores worldwide. Watch a video of Olivier talking about the collection here.

Related: Riccardo Tisci and Nike collaborate on a colourful collection
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