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What's tennis champ Osaka doing at NY Fashion Week?

By Rediff Sports
February 12, 2020 16:40 IST

Naomi Osaka

IMAGE: Naomi Osaka attends the ADEAM Fall Winter 2020 SHOW. Photograph: Ilya S. Savenok/Getty Images for ADEAM

Tennis sensation and former World No 1 Naomi Osaka has turned designer for the prestigious New York fashion week.


Naomi Osaka

IMAGE: From left, Angela Sarafyan, Founder and Creative Director of ADEAM Hanako Maeda, and Naomi Osaka. Photograph: Ilya S. Savenok/Getty Images for ADEAM

Osaka had a penchant for designing and with this, the 22-year-old fulfilled a childhood dream.

The two-time Grand Slam champion showcased her collection on the catwalk at New York Fashion Week on Monday.

Naomi Osaka

IMAGE: Designer Hanako Maeda and Naomi Osaka backstage for the Adeam fashion show. Photograph: Steven Simione/Getty Images

She shared on a post on Instagram, “Used to sketch designs in the back of the car during long car rides to tennis tournaments with my big sis to pass the time. Pretty surreal to now say that a collection I drew with my sister walked in New York Fashion Week... thank you everyone.”

Naomi Osaka

IMAGE: Law Roach and Naomi Osaka attend the Coach 1941 fashion show. Photograph: Dimitrios Kambouris/Getty Images 

Her collection was put together in collaboration with Hanako Maeda’s ADEAM fashion house.

Last year Serena Williams had made her debut at the New York Fashion Week.

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