Naomi Osaka shows creative chops with Nike clothing collection


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Naomi Osaka has been developing new, more creative muscles since taking time off the pitch. The four-time Grand Slam winner’s latest creative venture is a Nike apparel collection, which launched on Tuesday and marks Osaka’s third collaboration with the sportswear company.

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The unisex collection includes everything from long-sleeved turtleneck tops, vests and buckled tennis pants to sweatshirts, pullovers and tons of t-shirts. The capsule also contains NikeCourt’s Air Zoom GP Turbo sneakers, in three unique colorways to match the collection’s color palette. All pieces in the range are orange, grey, black, red or green – the favorite shades of tennis players. The tennis star photographed, styled and curated the collection.

“When it was being created, it was important to me that there was something for everyone, which means more versatile, gender-neutral pieces in my favorite colors and of course the legendary camo print,” said writes Osaka on Instagram.

A standout piece is a sleek, cropped tennis jacket with functional utility pockets and thoughtful details such as the Osaka logo, a stylized take on the Japanese “Lucky Cat.”

Osaka’s ongoing collaboration with Nike is one of the tennis player’s many recent forays into fashion and beauty. She recently expanded her Kinló skincare line with plant-based products and joined Victoria’s Secret’s “VS Collective” rebrand last November.

The 24-year-old made headlines in July after withdrawing from the French Open and announcing she would be taking time off from tennis for mental health reasons.

You can shop the full Osaka collection on the Nike websitewith prices ranging from $50 to $150.

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