Serena Williams is the newest star to collaborate with Nike and Off-White’s Virgil Abloh (who is also the artistic director of Louis Vuitton menswear) for her The Queen Collection.
The tennis championed shared this news on her social media yesterday, revealing that beginning on August 27th, she will wear the new collection, which includes a tennis dress with a tutu-like skirt( in both black and white), a bag, jacket and three pairs of sneakers. The prices range from $130 to $900.
Speaking about the collaboration, Abloh told Business of 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.”
He continued, “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 symbolise 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.”
Serena became a Nike ambassador in 2003, and with The Queen Collection, she’s asserted herself as the tennis royalty that she truly is.
See some of the collection below.