Serena Williams has worn an attire made by a Nigerian designer, Jane Michael Ekanem.
The outfit is the latest design under her eponymous brand, Jane Michael Collection.
The tennis star looked stunning as she rocked the black sleeveless Kimono jacket for a recent Essence magazine cover photoshoot released on Monday.
Jane Michael Ekanem has styled Yemi Alade, Tiwa Savage amongst other celebrities.
Ekanem took to Instagram to share the story that inspired the outfit.
She wrote, “About this same time 4 years ago, I posted a video of Serena Williams.
”Today, at this same period, I have my piece worn by Serena Williams one of the most powerful and accomplished women in the world wear my Kimono piece tailored.
”My life is a work in progress and I will trust the process.”
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About this same time 4 years ago, I posted a video of Serena Williams of how she 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. Today, at this same period, I have my piece worn by @serenawilliams, one of the most powerful and most accomplished women in the world wear my Kimono piece tailored and made here in Surulere, Lagos, Nigeria in a global magazine, @essence, in a global fashion edition. No matter who you are and where you are, when your time is here, your universe will come for you. Keep at what you are doing. Do good relentlessly. I am just that young black girl who is trying to keep the dreams alive. And as @lupitanyongo would say ‘your dreams are still valid’. I have never doubted my journey even though sometimes I got angry and impatient. My life is a work in progress and I will trust the process. A huge thanks to @laolunyc for being the bridge. The art you put on the lapel made it even more attractive. The kimono was inspired from the #EnergyGod kimono made by @janemichaelcollection for @do2dtun during his photoshoot. The Kimono symbolizes energy and light. A big shout out to my team, @miss_kudy, @the_ayoolakehinde, @oluchi_i, @blvcknuel, @buchithestylist & @janemichaelcollection for standing by me through the most trying times. Read more in link in bio ♥️ #SerenaWilliams #GOAT #GlobalFashion #GlobalFashionMonth #BrownSkinGirl Universe #LifeChanger #SuccessStory #BlackGirlDontCrack #JaneMichael