Virgil Abloh’s Off-White™ imprint have linked up with Serena Williams for a collaborative silhouette.
The range has aptly been dubbed “QUEEN” to honour one of the greatest players to ever pick up a racket before she takes to the court in New York for the 50th edition of the US Open.
As per the Nike website, “The collaboration began when Abloh and the NikeCourt design team met in Paris to discuss a performance dress for Williams. Nike sent a body form designed specifically for Williams’ figure to Italy to explore options with materials, then it was flown back to Indian Wells, California, where Williams could pick the features of the dress that spoke to her.”
Speaking about the collection, Abloh said, “What I love about tennis is the gracefulness. It’s an aggressive and powerful game, but it takes touch and finesse… So the dress is feminine, but combines her aggression. It’s partially revealing. It’s asymmetrical. It has a sort of ballerina-esque silhouette to symbolize her grace. It’s not about bells and whistles and tricks. It’s just about it living on the body, and expressing Serena’s spirit with each swing of the racket.”
The collection includes a dress for both day and nighttime play, a bomber jacket, a bag, the NikeCourt Flare 2 and limited “SERENA” editions of The 10: Nike Air Max 97 and The 10: Nike Blazer Mid SW. Check out the new ‘Queen Collection’ below.
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