Virgil Abloh, Nike, and Serena Williams Are Making Our Tennis Fashion Dreams Come True
The 2018 U.S. Open doesn’t kick off until August 27, but tennis fans are already getting pumped. Why? Well, this year marks the 50th anniversary of the tennis match. And more importantly, Serena Williams is hitting the court once again. Of course, she’ll be wearing Nike, like always. But this year, the athletic brand turned to Off-White and Louis Vuitton Men’s Virgil Abloh to help design her dress.
“With Serena, we have one of our generation’s most powerful, inspiring athletes as the muse,” Abloh explains in a statement. “I was trying to embody her spirit and bring something compelling and fresh to tennis.”
Don’t be jealous. You can grab your own Virgil Abloh x Nike design, too. Later this month, Abloh’s creations, which are titled The Queen Collection, will be up for grabs at select Nike stores. The roster includes an asymmetric, tulle dress that comes in two different colors, a bomber jacket, and three sneaker designs to choose from. There’s the NikeCourt Flare 2, The Ten: Nike Air Max 97, and The Ten: Nike Blazer Mid SW.
Photographed by Tom Newton.