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Stepping into High Fashion

Written by Stephanie Downs


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Riccardo Tisci, an Italian designer who is the current creative director at Givenchy, recently announced an upcoming line that he designed for Nike to release four different unique and amazing styles of the classic shoe. This is not the first time that Tisci has designed outside out of the Givenchy brand, back in 2008 he designed costumes for Madonna’s Sticky and Sweet Tour.

There are four different pairs of the iconic shoes, all in the style of Air Force 1. The styles range from the classic Nike kicks to new, edgy mid-calf and knee-high styles. The sneakers have a bright palette of yellows and blues and are available with the base colors of either white or black, assuring that they can go with just about any stylish outfit.

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This isn’t the first time that a high-profile fashion designer has made the jump over to designing sneaker lines. Both Raf Simons, who partnered with Adidas, and Marc Jacobs, who collaborated with Vans Vault, ventured into the standard kicks designing realm. Chanel, with Karl Lagerfeld as its creative director, recently revealed a sneaker line to go along with its main clothing line on the Paris Fall 2014 runway.

Sneakers may not be the first thing you think of when you think of high fashion, but this venture will surely appeal to a wide-range of people. Keep your eyes open for the line in Nike affiliated stores. The white sneakers are currently available and the black versions are set to be released April 1. Who knows, if you snag one of these, you could be one step ahead of a blossoming trend!


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