Look closely at Naomi Osaka’s new Nike apparel collection and you’ll see a brand-new logo with a special story behind it. The chunky “N” and “O” don’t just represent her initials; they’re also visually influenced by the national flag of Japan, according to a Nike press release.
Its simplicity is graphically flexible, befitting her multicultural background.
It’s a theme that runs through the new collection, which dropped today and features trendy cropped tennis T-shirts, athletic shorts, and a unique orange-and-green camouflage long-sleeve shirt. The camo was actually inspired by the coordinates of three countries: Japan, where Osaka was born and where her mother is from; Haiti, where her father is from; and the United States, where Osaka was raised since age 3. According to a Nike representative:
The digits from each nation were fed through a digital algorithm to create the unique pattern.
Osaka has used fashion to celebrate her heritage before (remember the dress and headwrap she wore post-US Open victory?), and we can’t wait to see what the world No. 1 tennis player and style icon in the making does next. Check out the full Nike collection ahead, but be warned — some items are already selling out, and not all will be restocked. (We will keep you posted!)
Namoi Osaka Cropped Tennis T-Shirt
The slightly cropped design features signature style inspired by one of Naomi’s favorite tops. This Cropped Tennis T-shirt ($30) works for court and street and features the coordinates from Japan, Haiti, and the US down one side.
Colors: White, Black
Naomi Osaka Beanie
Warm up with the Naomi Osaka Beanie ($30, currently SOLD OUT), a cozy knit essential with signature Naomi Osaka details, like Japanese characters that spell “Naomi.”The cozy and classic knit tennis beanie from the collection features Osaka’s new logo on the front. We’re definitely keeping an eye out for when these come back in stock!
NikeCourt Dri-FIT Tennis Shorts
These NikeCourt Dri-FIT Tennis Shorts ($70) are made of moisture-wicking material and feature the line’s signature camo. The unique design elevates a court essential with an abstract print that’s inspired by Naomi’s rich heritage.
Pullover Tennis Hoodie
Blending culture and creativity from 3 countries and 1 tennis phenom, the Naomi Osaka Hoodie ($80, currently SOLD OUT) is a collaborative design brought to you by Naomi Osaka. Her affinity for fashion, art, culture and sport comes to life in this court-ready mashup, featuring a fun tennis cat design on the back. We aren’t sure if this will be back in stock, but we’ll definitely keep you posted if it does!
Colors: White, Black
The Nike Polo Naomi Osaka
This isn’t your average polo—it’s The Nike Polo Naomi Osaka ($72).This classic polo works on and off the court. Every detail, including its innovative, sweat-wicking fabric has been thoughtfully crafted to meet the needs of the everyday you, resulting in a street-ready style that looks as at home on the course or court as it does everywhere else.
Colors: Black, White
Long-Sleeve Tennis T-Shirt
One-of-a-kind camo celebrating Osaka’s multinational roots makes this Long-Sleeve Tennis T-Shirt ($40, currently SOLD OUT) stand out. This literally sold out in one day, but it will be back – and we’ll let you know when it is!
Color: Orange Camo