Virgil Abloh x Serena Williams 2018 US Open
Serena Williams 2018 US Open is a show of fashion by Nike. In typical audience behaviour, one of the most talked about topics about the US Open has not been tennis. However, it’s all been about Virgil Abloh and his Off-White line and Nike for the “Queen”. The fashion collaboration features a collection of footwear and apparel for the tennis icon. Therefore, the tennis world has been focusing on the champions’ tutu outfits, while the horizon of sneaker has been hyping the Nike Air Max 97 “Queen”.
Williams who has won six US Open championship titles make a comeback to the court in a series of customised costumes by NIKE. Designed by Virgil Abloh, Williams rocks a tutu skirt with a single-sleeved top with her name writing on the sleeve. The tennis champ also slammed balls in a personalised Off-White for Nike white and green mesh trainers with her name written across.
About working with one of the most powerful women in sports, Abloh took to Instagram to make a statement:
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. 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.
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