Ahead of Wimbledon 2019 Nike have released their ‘NikeCourt London 2019 collection’ made up of primarily knits on sublimated sweaters, cardigans and more vintage-inspired looks in white and black — playfully subverting the heritage of the tournament.
Another standout piece is the NikeCourt Vapor x TC Knit which pays tribute to the tooling of the iconic tennis signature shoe. Made up of a circular-knit upper descends to a visible Max Air unit in the heel, while the Swoosh design is debossed in leather.
Abby Swancutt, Global Design Director for NikeCourt says “We’re challenged to dimensionalize white here,” “That’s why textures are so important. We start by asking, how does the apparel actually feel to the touch, and is the athlete comfortable? Then we continue asking how that knitted texture is experienced by the eye, both on-court and from a distance.”
A closer look at the collection draws to the intricate details such as lace on the women’s dress or the black twill and white thread arrangement of the Swoosh on the chest. The black version of the apparel is offered at retail, allowing mix-and-match options off the court.
The NikeCourt London collection and the shoes are out now via nike.com and major retailers.