New York-based heritage basketball label UNDRCRWN as led by designer Kari Cruz, has announced plans for a collab with the legendary Harlem Globe Trotters. The capsule highlights the team’s storied history whil also shining a light on Olympic gold medalist Lynette Woodard with the Lynette fleece hoodie and sweatpants. Woodard is the first woman to play for the Globetrotters, making her the first woman to compete on a men’s professional basketball team.
The first all Black professional sport team, the Harlem Globe Trotters were established in 1926. Cruz previously worked with the team in 2021 as the designer behind their on-court uniforms.
Commenting on the effort, Cruz stated, “I am truly honored to represent women in sports and design with this collection. The Globetrotters have always innovated. It’s an iconic team that set out to break racial and gender barriers. And I’m grateful to build upon the legacy of their brand and tell women’s stories, like Lynette’s, in the process.”
The Undrcrwn and Globe Trotters capsule launches at 12:00 PM EST on April 27, 2022 on undrcrwn.com.