Vogue announced on November 3rd that Maria Sharapova is the face of designer Chitose Abe’s NikeLab x Sacai collection, a new line that aims to fuse the comfort of active wear with style. Abe (pictured below) hopes to bring in classic Nike looks along with defining elements from her own Sacai label.
Instead of being overtly trendy and daring, however, the line’s specialties include timeless wardrobe staples such as the cardigan or the windbreaker jacket. Variations in color, pleating, and silhouettes are what bring an innovative feel to the classic pieces. A recurring feature is an oversized, billowy back to jackets and tops in the collection, as seen in the pictures below. The flared back in Maria’s neon yellow and navy jacket seems ideal for stylish comfort, while the pleated back in the second model’s look plays with varying textures and makes more of a statement.
Maria, who has also announced that a book about her life and career will hit stores in 2017, lauds the pieces for being versatile and easy to layer together for new looks across all seasons. If the fashionista herself thinks so, there’s a chance others may as well. Perhaps we will see more of NikeLab x Sacai on tour this coming season.