When the United States Women’s National Team (USWNT) arrived for their first match of the FIFA Womens World Cup , their choice of travel attire marked a significant fashion moment for women’s sports. Instead of the usual sweats and hoodies, the team donned the Nike x Martine Rose player’s suit, jacket, shirt, and Shox Mule MR 4 shoes.
These custom crested Nike x Martine Rose suits set a new precedent, symbolizing not only style but also camaraderie, equality, and positive change both on and off the pitch. The Nike x Martine Rose Collection dissolves the boundaries of men and women’s soccer styling with gender-free tailoring that advances the culture of sport for the next generation.
Said Megan Rapinoe, a four-time USWNT player and muse for the Nike x Martine Rose Collection: “Wearing this suit to walk out on the field feels like the culmination of my whole career – to elevate the women’s team look, to show something unexpected, and to continue to push boundaries in what it means to be an elite female athlete. It’s also just fun to be able to show up rocking something that’s unique and popping. And to have one of the best designers in the world create for the best team in the world is incredible.”
Designer Martine Rose also recognized the significance of this moment, explaining her connection to football culture in her collections: “This is why I have always had references to football culture in my collections – because of how widespread and powerful the game is and how it has united people; how it brings people together, how it gives people hope. The game transcends borders in a way I don’t think any other sport does. I think football is unique in the way it can ignite passion all over the world.”