words // Zac Dubasik
UPDATE: Just one day after the confirmation and preview of this new collaboration, we have a full look as well as the release info. As seen below, the basketball-inspired collection will feature both an AF1 High and Low. The leather uppers feature a waxed treatment intended to age over time, while the clear outsole's graphic resembles a drawn-up play.
The Collection, which also includes shorts, tank tops, a hat, and even a basketball, will be launching April 26th, and be available at Dover Street Market.
Although relatively new, Pigalle, the house brand of its namesake Paris-based clothing shop, has become one of the more heavily hyped brands as of late. And rumors of a Nike collaboration have quickly become not only confirmed, but we now even know what model it will include.
Based on this series of images via John Geiger, klikkek, and the owner of Pigalle himself, Stephane Ashpool, we see that the model will be none other than the same one used for Nike's last fashion collaboration (with Riccardo Tisci): the Air Force 1.
From these teaser images, we see that the shoe appears to have an all-leather-everything theme, including even the laces and midsole. And if there were any doubts, it serves as another example of the growing importance of fashion collaborations.
Let us know what you think of this upcoming collaboration. Is Pigalle a brand you're excited to see Nike collaborating with? Do you think we'll see more fashion collaborations utilizing the AF1?