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