Nike is showing no sign of slowing down when it comes to turning out stylish cameos. Adding to a lineup that, from the first half of 2016 alone, includes Givenchy’s Riccardo Tisci, Louis Vuitton’s Kim Jones and more recently Balmain’s Olivier Rousteing, the sporting giant has just announced two fresh tie-ups.
The first sees 17-time Grand Slam tennis champ Roger Federer, turn designer for Nike’s Summer of Sport series. Dubbed NikeLab presents NikeCourt x RF: Unlimited Class, the collection consists of fitted tracksuits, trainers, t-shirts, shorts and polo shirts.
Set to drop this week, just in time for Wimbledon, the classic sportswear pieces carry a five dot motif designed by Federer that references his upbringing as well as his RF logo. Meanwhile, Nike has put to work its own innovations such as the Flyknit trainer construction and laser perforations on a reworked N98 jacket.
The second partnership currently being teased is with Danish menswear brand Soulland and takes on the world of skateboarding through the Nike SB arm and professional skater Eric Koston.
Details of the seven piece range – known as FRI.day – are currently light on the ground. However, we know it will contain two trainer styles and be a mix of both experiential, style-driven, and no doubt unmistakably Scandinavian, pieces.
The NikeCourt x RF collection will be available from Nike as of 30 June with prices starting at £82. Though, we’ll have to wait a little longer for the Soulland collection, which drops 12 August.
NikeCourt x RF
Nike SB x Soulland