Oil-slicked streets at night, a lone graffiti strip on a wall, the pronounced embroidery on a basketball jacket decal — these quiet details give the fall 2019 NikeCourt collection an introspective flavor.
The intent is to communicate the essence of New York City through subtle signals. “There’s so much going on around Flushing Meadows, but even though that playing atmosphere is well-known, we knew we could expand our notions of what the city can mean to the people who live there, and to the players,” says Abby Swancutt, Global Design Director of NikeCourt.
A black jacket and pant inspired by vintage basketball warm-ups highlight the collection, which is filled out by the distressed art patterning of the faux V-neck polos in gradient violets and neon greens.
Athlete on-court looks continue the tonal theme. Serena Williams, wearing a custom NikeCourt bodysuit, will tie up a Flare Knit Low with an iridescent heel drawn from the city's oil-slicked streets. Printed on the heel are Williams' career wins at Flushing Meadows.
The NikeCourt fall 2019 collection releases August 19 on nike.com and at select retailers.