Serena Williams To Kick Off U.S. Open in Virgil Abloh x Nike Ensemble

by Yah Yah

What can’t Serena Williams do? That’s kind of a rhetorical question because she’s obviously Superwoman and can do just about everything he puts her mind to.

As the U.S. Open looms, Williams will be giving us her best moves and kicking her opponent’s butts… in style!

For over two decades, Williams has captivated viewers not only with her powerful performance on the court, but she’s always brought some heavy duty swag to the standard tennis outfits.

The 23-time Grand Slam champion is heading to the U.S. Open with a dope new ‘fit, designed by Kaye bestie – Virgil Abloh for Nike. The stunning black one-shoulder dress and full tulle skirt and features the Nike logo along with the word “LOGO” on the shoulder and “Serena” along the sleeve of the outfit. Her ensemble will be paired with the customized NikeCourt Flare sneakers and an Abloh-designed jacket. 

Fans will also be able to mirror Serena’s new look as a limited edition of the dress, jacket, and two Nike The Ten sneaker styles will be available at select Nike locations in the United States later this month where prices for the ‘Queen Collection’ range from $130 – $900.

“When I was thinking about outfits for Serena, I was thinking about her playing the game and her aesthetic while she is. Also about the confidence that’s needed while playing at the top level of tennis,” Abloh revealed to Vogue Magazine. “This is very far from a design-by-numbers project. As you can tell by her personality in her play, she’s very much involved in her aesthetic. She has a level of creativity with how she expresses herself in terms of clothing in any event, so I made everything with her logic in mind. We traded images and there was a lot of back-and-forth to get this done in short order.”

When I first tried on the dress, I felt very strong and feminine at the same time. It has all the really strong elements, from the leather to that really cool stretchy material,” said Williams. “I felt so feminine in the tutu, which is probably my favorite part of it. It really embodies what I always say: that you can be strong and beautiful at the same time.”

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