Only months into his creative director position at Louis Vuitton, Virgil Abloh hasn’t abandoned his Off-White collaboration streak. On Monday, Nike announced the streetwear designer’s “Queen Collection” for tennis champion Serena Williams, reports Fashionista. A collection designed with the movement of tennis and Williams’ body in mind, Williams will debut the designs at the U.S. Open’s 50th edition tournament in New York later this month.
“What I love about tennis is the gracefulness. It’s an aggressive and powerful game, but it takes touch and finesse,” said Abloh in an official statement. “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.”
Abloh stayed true to his Off-White streetwear roots with clothing that oozes simplicity in its silhouettes and cuts that remains fashionable and practical for Williams’ powerful moves while on the tennis court. Consisting of a dress in both black and white, a black jacket with white accents, glittery sneakers, and Queen Collection renditions of Nike limited-edition sneakers, the pieces range in price from $130 to $900.
We can’t wait to see Queen Serena play in her Abloh-approved Queen Collection!
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