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.

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“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.

su17_nikelab_pigalle_hero_group_70315For 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.

nikelab_x_pigalle_4_70347Additional 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.

Futuristically Fly, by NIKELAB x PIGALLE