The Pigalle x NikeLab Collection will officially release on June 24th. The collection consists of the Pigalle x NikeLab Air Shake Ndestrukt, and Ashpool’s take on the classic sport slide, the Pigalle x NikeLab Benassi Duo Ultra Slide, along with matching apparel.
Inspired by Pigalle founder Stéphane Ashpool’s undying love of ’90s basketball. His latest collection with NikeLab advances this proposition, not only introducing new garments, but broadening scope to include silhouettes that work seamlessly for men and women. Ashpool estimates for every 10 customers at his Paris store, three are women, and while his aesthetic draws heavily from women’s haute couture, this is the first time he’s consciously pushed a NikeLab offering in a softer direction.
This approach, balancing masculine and feminine touches, is also consistent across the two footwear offerings in the collection.
“It was a pretty funky shoe to work on,” Ashpool says of the NikeLab Shake Ndestrukt x Pigalle. “These shoes have a strong volume, so I needed to reduce that. Using the Velcro and those colors, gives it a softer twist.”
Release Date: June 24, 2017