Rafael Nadal and Serena Williams previewed their US Open outfits at the Game, Set, Match exhibition today in New York City.
I’m really digging Rafa’s yellow and blue ensemble, which Nike says was inspired by New York’s taxis:
Rafael Nadal has a contemporary style, and the energy of New York serves as the design inspiration for his apparel. Rafa is known for wearing bright colors and will debut a bold yellow and black look, inspired by the streets of New York City and its’ signature yellow taxi cabs. Also featuring a multi-row dot print across the chest, the polo is inspired by the colorful numeric subway signs of New York City. Nike Dri-FIT Mesh is incorporated in strategic places for breathability to keep Nadal cool.
I’m picturing Nadal as an anime superhero – part man/part taxi zooming down the streets. I like it!
Serena Williams is wearing this hot pink number during the day and a black version at night:
As the 2008 US Open defending women’s singles champion, all eyes will be on Serena Williams as she looks to defend her title. Her day and night looks were inspired by cocktail party attire, with design call outs including soft pleating at the neckline, a starburst pin tuck detail at the back, and a hemline featuring a bold contrast of color. Both the magenta day dress and black night dress are made of Nike Dri-FIT knit fabric to wick away moisture and help keep Williams cool on the court.
Serena’s night dress:
Images via Nike.