Tennis star, Serena Williams, stand tall stunning in a black sleeveless kimono jacket made by a Lagos-based Nigerian designer, Jane Michael Ekanem.
The jacket was part of her fashion ensemble for the cover of the September edition of Essence Magazine, a monthly magazine for African-American women.
Ekanem is a popular Lagos-based fashion designer who has styled Yemi Alade, Tiwa Savage and other Nigerian celebrities.
The celebrity designer revealed that the kimono represents light and energy which Serena is known for globally. She shared her excitement in dressing the widely celebrated tennis player on her Instagram handle with a lengthy caption. She noted how she shared a video of how Serena said: "I want other people to be like me’ when she was asked who she would like to be like. It’s not far fetched from mine as I always tell people I want to be a better version of myself."
The tennis player combined the kimono with a floor-length skirt, white shirt, an ensemble she claimed to love.
The kimono’s artwork on the lapels was done by Laolu Senbanjo, a Nigerian body art designer based in the US.
Serena is not the first international brand Ekanem will work with as she had worked with CNN, French President Emmanuel Macron, British Council and US Consulate.
Recall that Legit.ng had earlier reported that Nigerian body artist, Laolu Senbanjo, who has worked with many celebrated brands like Nike, Bvlgari, Beyoncé, and most recently a Grace Jones-inspired bodysuit for Hollywood actress, Taraji P. Henson.
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