Osaka Will Be Wearing Sacai At The Open
Last years US Open winner Naomi Osaka and designer Sacai‘s Chitose Abe have created a special NikeCourt performance apparel that will debut at this years Open tomorrow on Aug. 26th.
The collab features a double-layerd skirt worn over a bodysuit, aiming for a classic tennis dress look, mixing the past with the present.
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“For me, Sacai feels free. I think that’s something Chitose took into consideration while designing this outfit.… This just feels very, very free.” Said by Osaka in a Vogue Interview
Nike celebrated the collab by hosting a pop up in New York called the “Queens of the Future”. A gang of tennis legends and rising stars showed up to support the event included: Serena Williams, Maria Sharapova, Markéta Vondroušová, Elina Svitolina, Madison Keys, Caroline Garcia, Aryna Sabalenka, Petra Kvitová, Simona Halep, Sloane Stephens, and Naomi Osaka.
Osaka returns to the tournament to defend her title on August 27th, playing against Russia’s Anna Blinkova in her first match.