Dazed just revealed a grip of stylized photos featuring the complete Nike x Pigalle collaboration, which includes two matching jersey and shorts sets, as well as Air Force 1s, T-shirts, basketballs, and accessories. The AF1s appear to be distressed and well worn-in, as if they've seen a lifetime on the court. In fact, Pigalle designer Stephane Ashpool told Dazed how he added paint to the sneakers and then rubbed it off to create a patina effect. They also feature leather laces and a court-inspired sole.
Ashpool has always been a big basketball head, and he's worked with Nike before to transform a court in his home neighborhood to a destination that invites all comers, regardless of age, race, creed, etc. Ashpool spoke with Dazed about how his love for the game informed the collection, and how this might only be the beginning. Make sure you click on over to read the full article.
The collection drops at Dover Street Market on April 26.