This years’ US Open edition will surely shiny more than usual thanks to Maria Sharapova, Riccardo Tischi and Nike recent collaboration.
Maria Sharapova returns to the U.S. Open (that starts today, on 28.08.2017) wearing a Swarovski-studded tennis dress – that makes every eyes bright – designed by Riccardo Tisci for Nike. The all-black look, featuring technical lace and eyelet-like perforations, will be Sharapova’s uniform for her night matches. The design is not only striking for its high fashion sensibilities—really, when was the last time you saw lace or crystals on an athlete?—but also for its all-black palette, a far cry from the preppy spirit of tennis. “It was always going to be black. It wasn’t even a question of what we were going to do for the night matches,” said Sharapova, curled up on a couch at Nike’s headquarters in New York.
The look comes complete with a black bomber jacket, tailored to Sharapova’s exact specifications. “One of the things we spoke about is I love this feeling of elegance, but I love to mix it in with masculine pieces and oversize things, and so when we talked about a jacket it was like: We’re going to do a bomber and we’re going to make it nice and big and billowy in the back,” she said. “We worked with proportion a lot, because when you think of elegance and sexiness you always think of things that are streamlined and very body conscious, but I think this is more about a play of materials, textures, and shapes coming together.”
Can’t wait to see her playing in such beautiful exclusive dress!