Virgil Abloh has linked up with Nike to release “The Queen’ Collection consisting of footwear and apparel for Serena Williams in celebration of the 50th U.S. Open tournament.
For this year?s tournament in New York, Williams will once again make a statement wearing a dress created by designer Virgil Abloh. The Queen Collection, the result of a union between Nike and Abloh for Serena, bring these influential forces in tennis and fashion together, uniting two transcendent figures who find common ground in pushing boundaries and inspiring youth.
For Abloh, who has made his biggest mark within Nike through footwear, the use of an unfamiliar canvas ? the tennis dress ? allows him to highlight one of sport?s most dominant athletes while complementing Williams’ captivating aura.
“With Serena, we have one of our generation’s most powerful, inspiring athletes as the muse,” says Abloh. “I was trying to embody her spirit and bring something compelling and fresh to tennis.”
The footwear from the “The Queen’ Collection will consist of special colorways of the Nike Air Max 97, Nike Blazer Mid and aPE versions of the Nike Court Flare that Serena will be wearing. Each model is completed with the signature Off-White detailing and comes with details such as colorful soles, Volt hits and zip ties.
The entire collection includes a dress for both day and nighttime play, a bomber jacket, a bag, the NikeCourt Flare 2 and limited editions of The 10: Nike Air Max 97 and The 10: Nike Blazer Mid SW. No official release information has been announced, but you can expect more details for ?The Queen? Collection to come very soon.
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