Nike‘s US Open 2016 collection is all about innovation that combats the humidity NYC has faced in the summer. When it comes to style, the bright color spectrum mimics the chromatic shift of the lights in the metropolis, while the black and white off-court collection pays homage to tennis in the 1980s.
Energized by the bright lights and city nights of NYC, Serena Williams‘ NikeCourt Power Dress features pleats that enable natural range of motion and expose peeks of pink.
The item I see at Nike’s official website is somewhat different from the promo image of the world No.1, as it lacks the contrasting waistband, has a high collar and the sleeves are black.
Madison Keys will compete in the NikeCourt Victory Skirt that incorporates a contoured power mesh waistband for breathable fit and built-in compression shorts. Just like the rest of the collection, the NikeCourt Dry Slam Tank features an engineered knit construction that provides ventilation in high-heat zones. The black and volt item also prides itself on a distraction-free fit, as the nearly seamless construction feels smooth against a player’s skin.
The US Open collection also features this NikeCourt Dry Slam Dress, similar to Keys’ separates.
Nike’s new women’s training apparel includes the NikeCourt Baseline Tank and the NikeCourt Baseline Short. The top is equipped with a tried-and-true racerback design to enable full range of motion, while Dri-FIT technology is there to transfer sweat to the fabric’s surface, where it quickly evaporates.
The black and white off-court gear is inspired by the original tennis rebels who combined on-court artistry with an uninhibited off-court attitude. Pixelated graphics reference their habit of being censored by the media, while refined 1980s design details recall the era they dominated the courts.
Eugenie Bouchard is pictured wearing the NikeCourt Knit Tank Top featuring tailored lines that echo vintage tennis aesthetic, layered with the NikeCourt Woven Jacket, whose weight is optimum for mild weather.
Tell me your thoughts about Nike’s US Open clothes! I like Serena’s dress, but I prefer the high-collar option presented on the model. Also, pops of bright colors are always a perfect choice for Flushing Meadows.
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