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Riccardo Tisci Is Reinventing the Nike Dunk

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Riccardo Tisci is reinventing the Nike Dunk. That's what the Givenchy designer was posting on Instagram about last month, and WWD reports that Tisci's second Nike collaboration is out at NikeLab retailers and on NikeLab.com on February 11th.

Tisci's NikeLab Dunk Lux High x RT sneakers have a very complicated name, but minimalist design. "A symbol of couture in a way — strong, but clean and simple," Tisci told WWD.

Tisci, who says he owns around 1,000 sneakers (mostly Nike), worked with NikeLab to exaggerate the proportions of the Dunk, with an extended height and larger Swoosh.

A black Dunk with a white Swoosh will be out first, and then Nike will release a white version with a black or red Swoosh.

"The shoe not only needed to convey Riccardo’s creative interpretation of it, but it also needed to perform," senior design director of NikeLab footwear innovation Nate Jobe, said in a press release. "Through close collaboration we were able to put a new spin on a Nike icon, while still delivering the function needed for all-day wear."

Tisci told WWD he has another Nike collab out in September too, but wouldn't share any details other than that it will be "bigger" and "more articulated."

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