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Exclusive: A First Look at the Entire Nike x PIGALLE Collection


Basketball brought them together, and today has an exclusive first look at the collaborative collection from Nike and Pigalle (also known as PPP—Pain O ChoKolat, Pigalle Paris, Pompon).

Sticking to the basics—sneakers, shorts, tanks—the Nike x PPP Collection is as straightforward as it gets, containing all the things ballplayers need and nothing they don’t.

Now for the specifics: There will be two version of the Air Force 1—one AF1 Hi and one AF1 Low—made in leather with a waxed coating that will age nicely with time, and a transparent outsole covering the geometric design of a coach’s play drawing. The rest of the collection is comprised of two tank tops, two pairs of shorts, a hat, and a ball. The garments are tie-dyed, faded, and distressed to create imperfections that will mimic the wear on the sneakers.

“I wanted to take the shoe and make it alive,” says Stéphane Ashpool, a founding member of the PPP crew. “When you put the shoe on, you see the story, so I wanted to relate the patina, the way of dyeing and the texture together so it has the feeling of life.” The varnished and tie-dyed treatments used throughout the collection represent the character of a well-worn court.

Everything will be available at Dover Street Market on April 26.






Photo: Courtesy Nike