Rising tennis star Naomi Osaka is the face of Nike x Sacai’s highly-anticipated second collection.
The 11-piece collection combines the past and present of Nike’s running apparel innovations through a tour de force of strikingly-contrasted logos, patterns, colors and hemlines.
“This collaboration was a special one because it was the perfect marriage of elevated Japanese fashion with the practical needs of my life as an athlete,” says Osaka via British Vogue,
On why fashion matters to her:
“Fashion is very important to me and it’s something I’m passionate about. It’s the way that we all outwardly express who we are. I love the creative side of it and being able to design or wear something that’s unique, or actually has a meaning behind it. I wish I could change the tennis calendar so that I could spend some time at New York Fashion Week. It’s always so frustrating because after the US Open I always have to rush off to an event in Japan and therefore miss all the action.” – says Osaka via Vogue
The Nike x Sacai apparel drops in September alongside new colorways of the LDWaffle and Blazer.