Yesterday, 9 November we spent an inspiring day at the NikeLab in Shoreditch, as our own Lou Stoppard chaired a conversation on women, sport and fashion. Other panelists included tennis star Maria Sharapova, famous for her customised Nike looks on the court, and designer Pedro Lourenco, whose collection for the sports brand was released last month.
The group discussed innovation in sportswear and the fusion of sport and fashion: 'Sport has such an amazing aesthetic, it's not surprising fashion is influenced by it,' declared Lourenco. Sharapova spoke about her earliest memories of discovering fashion upon moving to America from Russia aged 7, and her love for combining form with function in her on court wardrobe: 'It's so powerful to be good at what you do and to wear something that makes you want to do it better.'
You wont have long to wait to watch the panel, we'll be releasing the footage this Wednesday, 12 November. In the meantime watch more from our In Conversation series featuring the likes of Suzy Menkes, Alber Elbaz and Yohji Yamamoto.