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Event: the NikeLab x Olivier Rousteing party with Chris Brown and Lily Allen

 

On Wednesday night NikeLab and Olivier Rousteing feted the launch of their collaboration. All in black and gold, the designer’s creations celebrate the union between sportswear and Parisian luxury chic.

Olivier Rousteing in front of the dome built especially for the event.

 

Ever since the empire was founded in 1971, Nike has been the number one sporting goods company in the world with its clothes and shoes, but also a whole territory of images and fantasy extrapolating the cult of the body and beauty of movement, and where style and fashion have found their rightful place under the auspices of the NikeLab line. After Riccardo Tisci, a true fan of Nike and in particular its legendary Air Force 1, now it’s the turn of Olivier Rousteing to collaborate with the swoosh logoed brand . With his flawless skin and high cheekboned beauty, best friend of the Kardashians and Rihanna, the artistic director at Balmain is also the go-to designer for sports stars, NBA basketball players and multi-millionaire footballers, all of whom squeeze into the front row of his runway shows. There’s a gold lettered legitimacy in the collaboration between Nike Lab x Olivier Rousteing [initials OR]. 

Chris Brown dressed in NikeLab x Olivier Rousteing at the launch party.

 

This collaboration was also a chance for Olivier Rousteing to show some love to the footballers who can’t get enough of him. To celebrate the Euro 2016 which starts in Paris on June 10th, the designer is proposing a complete football kits for men and women in black and gold. In an audacious fusion of a traditional runway show, a dance number and video animation on the walls of a vast dome installed especially for the occasion, the presentation of the collection in Paris saw dancers/footballers leaping in the air to kick the image of a golden ball. A football fan himself, a sparkly-eyed Olivier Rousteing, couldn’t stop grinning as he took a modest bow at the end. Without attempting any acrobatics…

 

 

NikeLab x Olivier Rousteing, on sale in the NikeLab boutiques and on nike.com.

 

 

By Delphine Roche

 

 

 

Lily Allen at the NikeLab x Olivier Rousteing collaboration launch party. ​

Olivier Rousteing surrounded by dancers. The collection was presented with a 3D show made by Super Bien with a football theme while the athletic performances were choreographed by I could never be a dancer to music produced by Manare.

A tribute to my great friend Karl Lagerfeld
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A tribute to my great friend Karl Lagerfeld

Fashion Babeth Djian, director and founder of Numéro, pays tribute to her dear friend Karl Lagerfeld, who died today. Babeth Djian, director and founder of Numéro, pays tribute to her dear friend Karl Lagerfeld, who died today.

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Artist Morgane Tschiember transforms the Lady Dior bag into an erotic object

Fashion For the third installment of Dior Lady Art and under the impetus of Dior’s artistic director, Maria Grazia Chiuri, eleven female artists of various nationalities have reinvented the Lady Dior bag, the house’s legendary accessory. Numéro takes a closer look at the creation by French artist Morgane Tschiember which drew inspiration from shibari, the erotic art of Japanese bondage. For the third installment of Dior Lady Art and under the impetus of Dior’s artistic director, Maria Grazia Chiuri, eleven female artists of various nationalities have reinvented the Lady Dior bag, the house’s legendary accessory. Numéro takes a closer look at the creation by French artist Morgane Tschiember which drew inspiration from shibari, the erotic art of Japanese bondage.