NikeLab Recruits Olivier Rousteing for Designer Football Capsule

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Balmain designer Olivier Rousteing adds to NikeLab‘s ever-growing list of fashion alliances with a new capsule collection, Football Nouveau, that modernizes the sports brand’s long-living football silhouettes.

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Including a new take on Nike’s N98 jackets and four silos of footwear—the Mercurial, Magista, Hypervenom, and Tiempo—the release renders the familiar pieces in Rousteing’s own styles using riri zippers, aglets, and eyelet in an all-black and gold palette. “It was really important for me to bring my aesthetic to the collaboration,” the designer said in a statement. “Black is sleek and timeless and the gold is about victory and winning. I really wanted to make the athletes feel like the new kings of the world.”

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The second in NikeLab’s Summer of Sport—a season-long release of fashion x sports crossovers—Football Nouveau adds a new, fashionable authority to the turf.

NikeLab x Olivier Rousteing will be available online and at select NikeLab stores starting June 2, 2016.