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Forty years later, the six-color flag remains the ultimate global symbol of unity among the LGBTQIA+ community.To celebrate Baker’s impact and memorialize his legacy, Nike partnered with the Gilbert Baker You must be registered to view this link Estate, working hand-in-hand to create this year’s 2019 BETRUE collection. For the first time, the footwear, apparel and accessories all feature the icon’s original eight-color flag, as well as other meaningful “Gilbert-y” touches and symbols of Pride.Nike has consistently received 100 You must be registered to view this link percent scores from the Human Rights Campaign for the past 17 yearsThe number of organizations Nike is supporting this year to advance the LGBTQIA+ community through grants administered by the Charities Aid Foundation of America
$3.6 million: The amount Nike has provided You must be registered to view this link in financial and in-kind support to LGBTQIA+ causes since 2012
$1 million: The amount Converse has contributed to longstanding local and global LGBTQIA+ community partners since 2014 started in 2012 as a grassroots effort led by Nike employees in the PRIDE Network seeking to build You must be registered to view this link a community diverse in orientation, identity and expression focused on community initiatives to advance equality in sport.
The collection, which is created and managed by Nike designers in the LGBTQIA+ community and Nike’s PRIDE Network, releases each year in June to celebrate National Pride month and supports all individuals regardless of gender identity or who they love. In a career spanning 24 years, Serena Williams has defined herself as a champion in many roles — as a mother, a woman, an athlete and a barrier-breaking icon. Williams’ full persona You must be registered to view this link inspires designer Virgil Abloh, who channels her pioneering spirit through a cape-jacket designed in collaboration with NikeThree fast facts about Serena's cape-jacket:
Translated from French, the words printed on the cape-jacket are “Mother, Champion, Queen, Goddess.”
The You must be registered to view this link material was developed for Serena by Nike as a performance seersucker nicknamed “Ever.” (Conversely, her sea-green bodysuit for Melbourne was made out of a Nike-specific material nicknamed “Greatest.”)
A skirt with matching print completes the outfit"I love when fashion becomes a vehicle for sharing a powerful message. With Nike and Virgil, we've created pieces that aim to inspire a new generation of athletes everywhere," says Williams.
In addition to the cape-jacket, Abloh and Nike have created a limited-edition T-shirt and hat. Shown above, these items will You must be registered to view this link release on nike.com in Europe and North America and sell at Nike Champs-Elysees and P75 in Paris once Serena takes the court.Extending Nike’s longstanding history of unique prints and patterns, the summer 2019 NikeCourt collection uses an 18th-century art form to decorate the You must be registered to view this link apparel for Paris. A toile print depicts pastoral scenes of skeletons amid tennis-specific details, including a served ball, a dapper spectator and more. Other details are specific to Nike (check out the Swoosh on the skeletons' shoes) and its World Headquarters in Beaverton, Oregon, like the trees and geese that populate its campus. The design appears through vignettes scattered over black and white bases of knit fabric on the NikeCourt men's polo and the women’s long-sleeve top.
“We wanted to play off the history of the area in an unexpected way,” says You must be registered to view this link Abby Swancutt, NikeCourt Global Design Director. “We saw a big opportunity pairing a classic French motif within a traditional sport like tennis. When you see the toile pattern, you’re expecting something from the past, but in reality, we’ve infused playful elements from You must be registered to view this link Nike's history, and in turn, put it on performance fabrics to make it modern.”
 



 
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