Naomi Osaka launches latest Nike collection inspired by New York and Japan

The latest rollout includes a unique bomber jacket that pays tribute to Osaka's dual heritage. -- Nov 14

Naomi Osaka's latest Nike collection is paying tribute to her heritage and experiences. The former world No. 1's latest Nike collection is inspired by New York and Japan, two places near and dear to her heart.

Osaka was born in Japan, the homeland of her mother, and spent time in her youth in the New York City suburbs of Long Island, where her father's parents were living. Osaka draws back to her earlier days with the collection, saying that the prints are "fun and energetic," and inspire thoughts of "youthfulness."

"I draw a lot of inspiration from the world," Osaka said in a video announcing the collection. "I really love New York, and I'm also Japanese. All of the prints on the fabrics are so fun and energetic. When I see [them], I think of youthfulness." ...continue reading