Serena Williams will be debuting a new tennis outfit during the US Open tournament. The fashion designer Virgil Abloh teamed up with Nike to design her newest clothes. According to him, the goal was to blur the line between sports and fashion.
“With Serena, we have one of our generation’s most powerful, inspiring athletes as the muse, I was trying to embody her spirit and bring something compelling and fresh to tennis” Virgil explained.
The set includes a skirt inspired by the skirts that ballerina’s wear, also called a tutu, a bomber jacket and sneakers called “Queen of Queens”. They also made sure she has both a brighter and a darker dress, in case she plays at different hours.
Une NikeCourt Flare 2, une AM97 et une Blazer Mid plus 2 tenues. pic.twitter.com/ISSrmoDRhu
— Sneakerologue (@Sneakerologue2) August 13, 2018
Virgil X Serena for the Open. The collection includes a dress for both day and nighttime play, a bomber jacket, a bag, the NikeCourt Flare 2 and limited editions of The 10: Nike Air Max 97 and The 10: Nike Blazer Mid SW. pic.twitter.com/ojb4m3aWsM
— Josh Benedek (@The_real_Jobby) August 13, 2018