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

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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. 

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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Nike SB x NBA Collection

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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.

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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Nike Women City Ready Collection

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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.

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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Nike Sport Pack

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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. 

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.