Virgil Abloh and Nike have teamed up to design Serena Williams’ wardrobe for the US Open

Motivated by her special relationship with dancing and how she expresses herself

For her return to the US Open, Serena Williams will be styled by Virgil Abloh in collaboration with Nike. Vogue reported that the 23-time Grand Slam champion will be wearing a collection titled “Queen” throughout the competition in Queens, New York later this month.

For what Virgil describes as an attempt to blur the lines between sports and fashion, he designs a black and white ballerina-like outfit; consisting of a one-arm, skin-tight top and a free tulle from the waist down, a bomber jacket and sneakers Virgil’s high-end street wear label, Off White, designs for Ms. Williams.

According to Virgil’s interview with Vogue, his inspiration came from watching her play. “I was thinking about outfits for Serena. I was thinking about her playing the game and her aesthetic while she is”. The outfit, he said, was also motivated by her special relationship with dancing and how she “expresses herself in terms of clothing in any event”. While the outfit will only be seen active on Serena Williams at the US Open from the 27th of August until the 9th of September, limited editions of versions of most of the kit—the dress, jacket, and two of the three sneakers—will be available at select Nike locations at the end of this month.

Featured Image Credit: Instagram/Serenawilliams