Tennis star, Serena Williams, stunned fans with a black sleeveless Kimono jacket by a Nigerian designer, Jane Michael Ekanem.
The News Agency of Nigeria reports that the jacket was part of her fashion ensemble for the cover of Essence Magazine’s latest issue.
The popular monthly magazine is for African-American women. It was first published in 1970.
Ekanem is a popular Nigerian fashion designer, who has styled Yemi Alade, Tiwa Savage and other celebrities.
Serena paired the Kimono with a floor-length skirt, white shirt and strappy heels and has raved about how much she loves the design.
According to Ekanem, the Kimono represents light and energy, which Serena is known for globally.
The kimono featured inked artwork on the lapels by Laolu Senbajo, another Nigerian designer, was also responsible for Serena’s face art on the magazine cover.
Laolu, who is a popular name in the international fashion scene, is also a renowned face artist.
He has worked with notable brands like Nike, Bvlgari, Beyoncé, and most recently a Grace Jones-inspired bodysuit for Hollywood actress, Taraji P. Henson.
In the cover feature interview, Serena spoke about her take on the fashion world following the launch of her own fashion line ‘Serena’ in 2018.
Reacting to the cover, an excited Jane Ekanem, on Instagram @janemichaelekanem appreciated Serena for rocking the designs.