Olivier Rousteing and Nike's Soccer Capsule Collection

Olivier Rousteing and Nike's Soccer Capsule Collection

The #BalmainArmy is coming for sports, with the help of Nike

The #BalmainArmy is coming for sports, with the help of Nike

Text: Ian David Monroe

Following in the footsteps of designers Riccardo Tisci (of Givenchy), Kim Jones (of Louis Vuitton Menswear), and Jun Takahashi (of Undercover), Olivier Rousteing unveils his collaboration with NikeLab. The collection, dubbed Football Nouveau, sees the Balmain creative director’s signature touches—specifically, gold accents and details—infused with Nike’s longstanding football silhouettes.

That’s football in the European sense, so soccer to Americans. The capsule includes every wardrobe staple, including a rework of the classic N98 track jacket (one for men and women). Rousteing’s black and gold colorway can be found in four sneakers, as well: the Magista, Mercurial, Roshe Tiempo, and Hypervenom. “Olivier was obsessed with the complete look, making sure each piece worked together — not just within the men’s and women’s collections, but also between the two,” explains Jarrett Reynolds, NikeLab’s Senior Apparel Design Director.

Given the designer’s clout with celebrity athletes and the past success of Nike’s collabs, Football Nouveau should sell out in no time. Grab your favorite pieces June 2, on nikelab.com and select NikeLab outlets. Scroll through the collection below.

NikeLab x OR Magista
NikeLab x OR Hypervenom
NikeLab x OR Mercurial
NikeLab x OR Roshe Tiempo

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