In the ongoing basketball themed clothing collaboration between NikeLab and Pigalle, every garment is thoughtfully produced to consider on and off-court wear, delivering easy Parisian street-style elegance to designs with authentic hard-court connections.
While themes have varied since 2014 — from weathered courts to the tick of the shot clock — Pigalle founder Stéphane Ashpool’s undying love of ’90s basketball remains standard.
“It’s an evolution of ’90s basketball allure from the U.S., but in an elegant, Parisian way. When you put all the stuff together, it’s exactly the way I want it to be. You have this sporty value, but at the same time if you wear it well, you can go out at night.” – Stéphane Ashpool
Ashpool believes the best garments have a balance between heritage and future-thinking technique.
For instance, the collection’s three-fourth length jacket reinterprets the mobility vent from the progressive Nike Vapor basketball uniform.
The jacket’s iridescent material is balanced by a deft use of French terry for the NikeLab Basketball Short x Pigalle, which shares the same mobility vent but more directly ties to traditional fabrications.
It pairs with the NikeLab Hoodie x Pigalle, a classic fit given fresh perspective by contrasting material insets.
Additional items include a cap, visor, tee and two footwear items.
Ashpool’s take on the classic sport slide, the NikeLab Benassi Duo Ultra Slide x Pigalle, is designed to bounce straight from post-sport to party.