Riccardo Tisci debuts new Air Max 97 for Nike

He may have left his illustrious job at Givenchy, but fashion designer Riccardo Tisci has not wasted any time in pursuing creative opportunities. 


"My take on this legendary 90s icon. Available on March 23rd," posted the Italian designer to his Instagram account. - Riccardo Tissci, Instagram


The renowned talent has been working on a 30th anniversary version of the Nike Air Max 97 sneaker, which is set to launch on March 23.

"My take on this legendary 90s icon. Available on March 23rd," wrote the Italian designer to his Instagram account on Tuesday, posting a picture of the revamped Nineties classic shoe that shows a mid-rise, cushioned design in navy and white. The sneaker is the latest born from the Tisci/Nike footwear partnership that began back in 2014. 

Tisci isn't the only one celebrating Nike's fashion milestone; designer Marc Newson has also offered his take on the sneaker, which utilizes the sportswear giant's sockliner and combines it with a velvet strap. Architect Arthur Huang also created a version, using recycled materials to result in the lightest Air Maw 1 model yet.

Nike hit the headlines earlier this month when it revealed plans to launch a head covering for Muslim women, named the "Pro Hijab", next year. 
 

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