With 21 Grand Slam tennis champion titles firmly under her wing, you probably know Serena Williams best for her sporting success – but she is certainly no one-trick pony. Oh no, last night the sporting heroine proved her fashion prowess (and then some) with her second New York Fashion Week show for her totally gorgeous HSN Signature Statement collection.
Shoppable directly after the show, the range featured a combination of flawless fringed suede jackets, softly draped blouses and long-line waistcoats all designed to “flatter any body shape”.
The collection was actually given the once over by none other than long-term Vogue Editor Anna Wintour, so it comes as no surprise that it was an all-round crowd-pleaser. Vogue’s Contributing Editor Andre Talley even coined the collection a “smash hit”. If that’s not proof she is set to take over as one of fashion’s key players, we don’t know what is.
And, following her shocking knock-out of the tennis US open last week against Italian Roberta Vinci, we’d say her show makes for a pretty good comeback.
Serena added: “Throughout my life, I’ve always believed in pushing boundaries…whether it’s in tennis, business, or fashion.”
As for support, 33-year-old Serena was certainly not short. Rumoured boyfriend and rapper Drake, Vogue Editor Anna Wintour and models and Victoria’s Secret Angels Lily Aldridge and Gigi Hadid were sat FROW-side to cheer the celeb-turned-designer on throughout the entire show.
In fact, Lily even sported a camel fringed suede jacket and Gigi a suede longline waistcoat from the collection itself.
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To close the show, Serena hit the runway donning an all black ensemble from the collection made up of a rather risqué fringed leather skirt and plunging bodysuit. If you’ve got it, flaunt it we say!
All in all, Serena’s show has left her standing in pretty good stead to take the fashion industry by storm. Watch this space.