Naomi Osaka’s second clothing collection, as well as a preview of her French Open outfit, is here.
Today, Nike revealed details of its collaboration with the four-time Grand Slam champion, whose inaugural line with the brand debuted in November. The new capsule features six silhouettes – an assortment of t-shirts, shorts, hoodies, a crop top and a mesh bodysuit – which can be combined to create over 30 different looks both on and off the court.
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According to the Swoosh, Osaka’s favorite camouflage graphic pattern and orange palette made a return for the second row, while ribbed features on the crop top, halter neckline on the bodysuit and a high waisted profile in the utility shorts have been introduced. . Its namesake logo and the illustration of Japan’s lucky cat, maneki-neko, appear in some pieces.
“What makes Nike’s relationship with Naomi so special is our shared vision to expand the future of women and girls in sport,” said VP of Womenswear Design, Tania. Flynn, to FN. “From designing iconic collections to investing in grassroots girls’ sports and championing causes that reflect our values, our partnership shows what’s possible as we think even bigger about impact than Nike and our athletes can continue to create together.”
The signature collection is the latest in Nike’s efforts to bolster its roster of female athletes: In recent weeks, the Beaverton, Oregon-based company has expanded Osaka’s Play Academy, an athletic program for girls in partnership with the brand and Laureus. Sport for Good – to introduce more girls in Los Angeles and Haiti to sport.
The sportswear giant also added to its list of WNBA sponsored athletes by welcoming seven rookies – including Charli Collier, Rennia Davis and Awak Kuier – and launched a global marketing campaign featuring basketball player Sabrina Ionescu, the sprinter British singer and singer Dina Asher-Smith. -songwriter Rosalía.
Additionally, over the past few years, Nike has expanded its size-inclusive collections, launched its first-ever dedicated maternity collection, and invested in scientific research to better understand the impact of elite athlete training on girls and women.
As for her Roland Garros appearance, which kicks off today, Osaka will wear a black and white NikeCourt dress with mesh panels, paired with the Air Zoom GP Turbo in a tie-dye colourway, covered in Swarovski crystals. For the first time, the outfit of the tennis pro will be marketed.
The NikeCourt Naomi Osaka collection will be released on June 17th. Additionally, the NikeCourt Osaka Dress and Air Zoom GP Turbo Naomi Osaka will be available to Nike Members starting May 24 and to all consumers worldwide on May 31.
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