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Nike Partners with 9-Year-Old Designer Dear Giana for A Girl-Power Sportswear Collaboration

To deliver inspiring and inspired apparel to young girls, look no further than sports-loving artist Dear Giana, and her new collaboration with Nike, below.

The three limited-edition T-shirts and hat will be available in youth sizes October 11 on nike.com in North America.

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The 9-year-old prodigy is famous for artwork that melds high-end fashion with freehand drawing, and she put those talents into  this tribute to Serena Williams; the T-shirt's design plays off the artist's signature split-image drawings.

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Using a combination of playful, colorful graphics in the Swoosh, Dear Giana reimagines the logo T-shirt.

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Dear Giana's love for sport is reflected in this T-shirt's empowerment message. 

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The bucket hat, with its spirited, fun imagery, comes in unisex sizes. 

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The Essential Wet-Weather Running Guide

While the fall can provide idyllic running conditions, it can also cast unexpectedly harsh weather: wind, rain, sloppy street puddles. Use this guide to outfit your miles, and never put a run on hold due to the elements. 

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The lined material of the Nike Women's AeroBill H86 Ear Flap hat not only protects ears, neck and hair from the rain, its Dri-FIT technology wicks away sweat.

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The lightweight Nike AeroBill Running Hat shields the head and face from rain and wind, and strategically placed side panels provide breathability.

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Buttery-soft, breathable fabric. An all-mesh back. Features like these make the short-sleeve Nike Women's Dri-FIT Tailwind a key layering piece to keep cool and comfortable in even the muggiest weather.

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Get the optimum base layer with the Nike Rise 365 Men's Short Sleeve Running Top; the performance fabric wicks away sweat while providing breathability.

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In addition to Dri-Fit technology to keep skin cool and moisture-free, the Nike Epic Lux Women's Running Tights also tout NikePower fabric that stretches and supports during a run.

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Lightweigt, water-repellant fabric in the Nike Tech Men's Running Pants keeps skin dry, and the ripstop fabric provides durability from the elements. Knit panels on the back of the knees deliver breathability and mobility without compromising protection from the weather.

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For gusty, drizzling days, the Nike Women's Sphere Transform Running Top makes the ideal two-in-one combo: A performance-fabric baselayer plus a full-zip, water-repellant overlay to guard against light rain and wind. Post-run, it packs down into a small, handy pouch.

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For gusty, drizzling days, the Nike Men's Sphere Transform Running Top makes the ideal two-in-one combo: A performance-fabric baselayer plus a half-zip, water-repellant overlay to guard against light rain and wind. Post-run, it packs down into a small, handy pouch.

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To combat forceful rain and wind, break out the Nike AeroShield Women's Hooded Running Jacket. AeroShield technology is woven throughout the garment for maximum waterproofing, allowing sweat and heat to escape while still staving off the elements. Sealed seams keep rain out, and soft, stretchy panels allow comfortable freedom of movement.

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Light, comfortable and free of unecessary bulk and weight, the Nike Shield Ghost Flash Men's Running Jacket provides a fully wind- and water-resistant layer that also has reflective graphics to increase saftey on dark roads and paths.

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The Nike Women's Air Zoom Pegasus 35 Shield has the fit and feel of the beloved Peg, but is retooled for the rainiest, sloppiest days. The hero feature is the shoe's "Storm Tread": Deep groves and tracks underfoot channel water away (interal and external lab tests prove that the geometry does this better than any previous Shield model). A water-repellant but breathable upper helps keep the foot dry, and allows for temperature control and comfort.

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The Nike Men's Air Zoom Pegasus 35 Shield has the fit and feel of the beloved Peg, but is retooled for the rainiest, sloppiest days. The hero feature is the shoe's "Storm Tread": Deep groves and tracks underfoot channel water away (interal and external lab tests prove that the geometry does this better than any previous Shield model). A water-repellant but breathable upper helps keep the foot dry, and allows for temperature control and comfort.

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Eliminate sweaty, smelly feet with the Nike Women's Elite Lightweight No-Show sock. Strategically-placed mesh and Dri-FIT technology keep skin cool and dry, while arch compression panels enhance support and a reinforced heel and toe increase durability.

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Eliminate sweaty, smelly feet with the Nike Men's Elite Lightweight Quarter sock. Strategically-placed mesh and Dri-FIT technology keep skin cool and dry, while arch compression panels enhance support and a reinforced heel and toe increase durability.

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Nick Kyrgios and Eric Koston Pick Their Essential NBA Gear

Tennis player Nick Kyrgios and pro skateboarder Eric Koston weigh in on their favorite teams, which clash in one of the most storied rivalries in sport: Celtics vs. Lakers. 

Not a fan of either team? Kyrgios and Koston's picks are only a taste of Nike's deep NBA apparel collection, touting tees, sweaters, hoodies and more offered for all league allegiances.

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“The Lakers have been an exciting franchise for as long as I can remember," says Koston. "Growing up in Southern California during the Showtime Era was a great time to be a fan." The Men's Los Angeles Lakers Logo Nike Hoodie.

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"The hats are easy to wear, they're comfortable, and they look good," Koston says. The Los Angeles Lakers Nike Heritage86 Hat.

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“Even through their slump years, the Lakers are my hometown team, so I’ve always had their backs," Koston says. The Men's Los Angeles Lakers Nike Tracksuit.

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“I got my first video game console in 2005 and it came with an NBA game," says Kyrgios. "The Celtics was the team I picked.” The Boston Celtics Nike Heritage86 Hat.

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“It was probably for the logo at first, but my love for the team grew from there as I watched them play. I’ve bled green ever since," Kyrgios says. The Men's Boston Celtics Nike Tracksuit.

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"The Celtics hoodie is insane. They’re comfortable, and they look great with sweatpants, jeans or even shorts. They go well with everything.” The Men's Boston Celtics Logo Nike Hoodie.

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Nike SB x NBA Collection

The Nike SB x NBA Collection draws from basketball’s enduring influence on skateboarding. Highlighting classic silhouettes, the collection unites two cultures with distinct crossovers in style and function — a fact skaters themselves know well.

“Growing up in Southern California in the '80s was what got me into basketball,” says Nike SB skateboarder Eric Koston. “I was getting deep into skateboarding in high school, but having the Showtime Lakers as my home team was so exciting to watch. They were at the peak of their championship wins, they had their rivalry with the Celtics – it was compelling, competitive, flashy basketball.”

The collection’s two pieces of apparel — the Nike SB x NBA Satin Bomber and the Nike SB x NBA Hoodie — are adorned with an oversized Association logo, an iconic symbol of style, individuality and fandom. 

Classic basketball silhouettes compose the footwear assortment, including the Nike Bruin, Blazer and Dunk. In the shoes’ earliest forms, key features like padded ankle collars and flat soles were a natural fit for skateboarders who needed protection and tight boardfeel while riding.

“As a skateboarder, I’ve always looked at those early basketball shoes from an aesthetic standpoint — because the style was always cool — but also from a technological standpoint, because of the similarities in our need for impact and support,” says Koston. 

The Nike SB x NBA Collection releases October 13 on nike.com and at select retailers. The pink Nike SB x NBA Bruin and pink Nike SB x NBA Hoodie release December 1 on nike.com and at select retailers.

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An oversized NBA logo appears on the chest of the Nike SB x NBA Satin Bomber.

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Paul Rodriguez wears the Nike SB x NBA Satin Bomber.

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The Nike SB x NBA collection has two pieces of apparel — a Satin Bomber and Hoodie. 

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The declarative League logo on the chest of the Nike SB x NBA Hoodie reflects an outspoken simplicity.

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Eric Koston wears the Nike SB x NBA Hoodie.

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The Nike Blazer, named for Nike’s hometown Portland Trailblazers, debuted in 1973 and would undergo several iterations, from its original canvas hi-top form to a leather mid-top to a low.

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The Nike SB x NBA Blazer Low in all-white tumbled leather.

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The Nike SB x NBA Bruin comes in a pink suede colorway with a small embroidered Swoosh. 

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The royal blue Nike SB x NBA Dunk Low Pro dials in modern comfort with a soft, puffy tongue.

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The Nike SB x NBA Dunk Low.

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Train, Run, Travel in the New Nike City Ready Collection

With Nike City Ready, the debut launch from Nike Women's Collections, Maria Vu, Senior Creative Director Nike Women's, and an all-female design team deliver a balance of forward-thinking innovation and directional silhouettes.

"The Nike City Ready Motion Adapt Bra is a great example of our promise," explains Vu. "Our challenge was how to take our incredible motion adapt technology, and make it beautiful and really push it through a transformative aesthetic lens without compromising the performance." 

This same lens is applied to a full 9-piece collection of apparel and footwear, including bras, crews, pants and, of course, shoes.

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With extra-long zippers, the Nike City Ready Collection Pant can be styled in numerous ways —including open at the middle to access pockets inside. A transparent upper makes the Nike Zoom Pegasus Turbo XX a true future-forward design statement.

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The Nike City Ready Collection Motion Adapt Bra supports an athlete’s needs with an avant-garde silhouette, inspired by the curves of the female form. 

The Nike City Ready tights are designed to accentuate and flatter the female body with a curved waistband and exaggerated curved seamlines; they’re also made from a high-performing material that wicks while sculpting and flattering. 

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The oversized silhouette of the Nike City Ready Collection Fleece Crew celebrates the female form with body-flattering seaming.

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Inspired by a vintage ski jacket, the Nike City Ready Collection Crop Jacket is both lightweight and water repellant.

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Nike Sport Pack

Heads up: Forward-looking Nike Sportswear has a progressive new collection, Nike Sport Pack. Featuring dynamic graphics, textiles and silhouettes that reference both heritage details and contemporary design, the collection distorts the boundaries of sport to deliver a new language of creative self-expression.

Nike Sport Pack will be available in Greater China August 1, and globally August 16. 

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Tennis athlete Sloane Stephens wears the NSW Cropped Crew, which featured elongated sleeves and a playful polka-dot print logo. 

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NFL player Odell Beckham Jr. wears the Nike Sport Pack Fleece Hoodie. The piece features Nike letter patches— inspired by varsity jackets — remixing classic styles and graphic treatments. 

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Sloane Stephens, also in the new Nike Sport Pack block logo.

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Footballer Kylian Mbappe wears the Nike Sport Pack block logo.

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Distorting classic silhouettes, one of Nike Sport Pack’s themes, can be seen through the NSW Tank Dress’ front zipper and camouflage print.