- Danielle Wightman-Stone |
NikeLab, which creates high-end fashion from classic footwear and apparel, has unveiled its latest collaboration with tennis player Roger Federer ahead of this week’s Wimbledon championship.
The “off-court” collection embodies Federer’s “graceful style” and is the latest in NikeLab’s Summer of Sport celebration, which last month included a football collaboration with Balmain creative director Olivier Rousteing to coincide with UEFA Euro 2016, currently underway in France.
Nike states that Federer’s insights have ranged from “material, colour and silhouette preferences to personal stories” to inform the collection’s design. With the graphics and zips connecting to the 17-time Grand Slam champion’s legacy, while “movement-conscious construction finished with grosgrain detailing reflects his appreciation of premium craftsmanship”.
The NikeCourt x Roger Federer collection contains apparel such as tops, jackets, and trousers, as well as footwear, including a reworking of the Nike flyknit shoe in navy and grey options. Prices range from 82 pounds for a NikeCourt x RF Polo to 215 pounds for a NikeCourt N98 x RF Jacket.
The collaboration has launched exclusively at the NikeLab 1948 LDN store on Bateman’s Row, ahead of a global rollout to select NikeLab stores and online at nike.com/nikelab from June 30.
Images: courtesy of NikeLab