Nike celebrates women’s soccer with a capsule of four sports bras and jerseys made in collaboration with four female designers: Yoon Ahn of Ambush, Christelle Kocher of Koché, Erin Magee of MadeMe and Marine Serre, all of whom have partnered with Nike or Converse on collections within the past year.
The effort comes in advance of the FIFA Women’s World Cup, which kicks off in France on June 7, 2019.
Check out their designs along with some thoughts on what inspired them below. As of now, Nike hasn’t released the timing for the launch of the capsuel
Yoon Ahn: AMBUSH
Ahn: My jersey is a unisex hybrid football jersey inspired by the Happi coat, a traditional Japanese straight-sleeved coat. I chose the Happi coat because, although we are celebrating the tournament and the incredible female players, I believe it is just as important for the fans, for everyone to have a universal piece to celebrate in.
Christelle Kocher: Koché
Kocher: “The idea was to give the feeling of movement and positive energy. I created this dress by reconstructing the soccer jersey around the female body. The result is a dress that can be worn by a girl who plays, dances or moves in the city.”
Erin Magee: MadeMe
Magee: “I wanted this jersey to be sport first, fashion second. It’s meant to celebrate the incredible victorious history of the USWNT by drawing attention to the woman namesake of the iconic sportswear company itself: Nike the Goddess of Victory.”
Serre: “The focus of my designs is always hybridity and adapting to daily life. It’s important to create a purposeful line that makes a female feel good without compromising the style.”