NYFW: Serena Williams' runway collection features looks for strong women

Serena Williams presented her S by Serena collection in New York City on Sept. 10, and beyond the star studded front row, all eyes were on the ready-to-wear fall looks.

The tennis star turned fashion designer put on a show that included accessible and versatile pieces, created for the woman on the go. Models of all sizes walked the runway in a leopard print silk dress, brown suede separates, a neon trench coat, black velvet striped leggings and an ombre sequin jumpsuit, amongst other standouts.

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NEW YORK, NEW YORK - SEPTEMBER 10: A model walks the runway during S by Serena Williams Runway Show Sponsored By Klarna USA on September 10, 2019 in New York City. (Photo by Thomas Concordia/Getty Images for Style360)
NEW YORK, NEW YORK - SEPTEMBER 10: A model walks the runway during S by Serena Williams Runway Show Sponsored By Klarna USA on September 10, 2019 in New York City. (Photo by Thomas Concordia/Getty Images for Style360)
NEW YORK, NEW YORK - SEPTEMBER 10: A model walks the runway during S by Serena Williams Runway Show Sponsored By Klarna USA on September 10, 2019 in New York City. (Photo by Thomas Concordia/Getty Images for Style360)
NEW YORK, NEW YORK - SEPTEMBER 10: A model walks the runway during S by Serena Williams Runway Show Sponsored By Klarna USA on September 10, 2019 in New York City. (Photo by Thomas Concordia/Getty Images for Style360)
NEW YORK, NEW YORK - SEPTEMBER 10: A model walks the runway during S by Serena Williams Runway Show Sponsored By Klarna USA on September 10, 2019 in New York City. (Photo by Thomas Concordia/Getty Images for Style360)
NEW YORK, NEW YORK - SEPTEMBER 10: A model walks the runway during S by Serena Williams Runway Show Sponsored By Klarna USA on September 10, 2019 in New York City. (Photo by Thomas Concordia/Getty Images for Style360)
NEW YORK, NEW YORK - SEPTEMBER 10: A model walks the runway during S by Serena Williams Runway Show Sponsored By Klarna USA on September 10, 2019 in New York City. (Photo by Thomas Concordia/Getty Images for Style360)
NEW YORK, NEW YORK - SEPTEMBER 10: A model walks the runway during S by Serena Williams Runway Show Sponsored By Klarna USA on September 10, 2019 in New York City. (Photo by Thomas Concordia/Getty Images for Style360)
NEW YORK, NEW YORK - SEPTEMBER 10: A model walks the runway during S by Serena Williams Runway Show Sponsored By Klarna USA on September 10, 2019 in New York City. (Photo by Thomas Concordia/Getty Images for Style360)
NEW YORK, NEW YORK - SEPTEMBER 10: A model walks the runway during S by Serena Williams Runway Show Sponsored By Klarna USA on September 10, 2019 in New York City. (Photo by Thomas Concordia/Getty Images for Style360)
NEW YORK, NEW YORK - SEPTEMBER 10: A model walks the runway during S by Serena Williams Runway Show Sponsored By Klarna USA on September 10, 2019 in New York City. (Photo by Thomas Concordia/Getty Images for Style360)
NEW YORK, NEW YORK - SEPTEMBER 10: A model walks the runway during S by Serena Williams Runway Show Sponsored By Klarna USA on September 10, 2019 in New York City. (Photo by Thomas Concordia/Getty Images for Style360)
NEW YORK, NEW YORK - SEPTEMBER 10: Models walk the runway during S by Serena Williams Runway Show Sponsored By Klarna USA on September 10, 2019 in New York City. (Photo by Thomas Concordia/Getty Images for Style360)
NEW YORK, NEW YORK - SEPTEMBER 10: A model walks the runway during S by Serena Williams Runway Show Sponsored By Klarna USA on September 10, 2019 in New York City. (Photo by Thomas Concordia/Getty Images for Style360)
NEW YORK, NEW YORK - SEPTEMBER 10: A model walks the runway during S by Serena Williams Runway Show Sponsored By Klarna USA on September 10, 2019 in New York City. (Photo by Thomas Concordia/Getty Images for Style360)
NEW YORK, NEW YORK - SEPTEMBER 10: A model walks the runway during S by Serena Williams Runway Show Sponsored By Klarna USA on September 10, 2019 in New York City. (Photo by Thomas Concordia/Getty Images for Style360)
NEW YORK, NEW YORK - SEPTEMBER 10: A model walks the runway during S by Serena Williams Runway Show Sponsored By Klarna USA on September 10, 2019 in New York City. (Photo by Thomas Concordia/Getty Images for Style360)
NEW YORK, NEW YORK - SEPTEMBER 10: A model walks the runway during S by Serena Williams Runway Show Sponsored By Klarna USA on September 10, 2019 in New York City. (Photo by Thomas Concordia/Getty Images for Style360)
NEW YORK, NEW YORK - SEPTEMBER 10: A model walks the runway during S by Serena Williams Runway Show Sponsored By Klarna USA on September 10, 2019 in New York City. (Photo by Thomas Concordia/Getty Images for Style360)
NEW YORK, NEW YORK - SEPTEMBER 10: A model walks the runway during S by Serena Williams Runway Show Sponsored By Klarna USA on September 10, 2019 in New York City. (Photo by Thomas Concordia/Getty Images for Style360)
NEW YORK, NEW YORK - SEPTEMBER 10: A model walks the runway during S by Serena Williams Runway Show Sponsored By Klarna USA on September 10, 2019 in New York City. (Photo by Thomas Concordia/Getty Images for Style360)
NEW YORK, NEW YORK - SEPTEMBER 10: A model walks the runway during S by Serena Williams Runway Show Sponsored By Klarna USA on September 10, 2019 in New York City. (Photo by Thomas Concordia/Getty Images for Style360)
NEW YORK, NEW YORK - SEPTEMBER 10: A model walks the runway during S by Serena Williams Runway Show Sponsored By Klarna USA on September 10, 2019 in New York City. (Photo by Thomas Concordia/Getty Images for Style360)
NEW YORK, NEW YORK - SEPTEMBER 10: A model walks the runway during S by Serena Williams Runway Show Sponsored By Klarna USA on September 10, 2019 in New York City. (Photo by Thomas Concordia/Getty Images for Style360)
NEW YORK, NEW YORK - SEPTEMBER 10: A model walks the runway during S by Serena Williams Runway Show Sponsored By Klarna USA on September 10, 2019 in New York City. (Photo by Thomas Concordia/Getty Images for Style360)
NEW YORK, NEW YORK - SEPTEMBER 10: A model walks the runway during S by Serena Williams Runway Show Sponsored By Klarna USA on September 10, 2019 in New York City. (Photo by Thomas Concordia/Getty Images for Style360)
NEW YORK, NEW YORK - SEPTEMBER 10: A model walks the runway during S by Serena Williams Runway Show Sponsored By Klarna USA on September 10, 2019 in New York City. (Photo by Thomas Concordia/Getty Images for Style360)
NEW YORK, NEW YORK - SEPTEMBER 10: A model walks the runway during S by Serena Williams Runway Show Sponsored By Klarna USA on September 10, 2019 in New York City. (Photo by Thomas Concordia/Getty Images for Style360)
NEW YORK, NEW YORK - SEPTEMBER 10: A model walks the runway during S by Serena Williams Runway Show Sponsored By Klarna USA on September 10, 2019 in New York City. (Photo by Thomas Concordia/Getty Images for Style360)
NEW YORK, NEW YORK - SEPTEMBER 10: A model walks the runway during S by Serena Williams Runway Show Sponsored By Klarna USA on September 10, 2019 in New York City. (Photo by Thomas Concordia/Getty Images for Style360)
NEW YORK, NEW YORK - SEPTEMBER 10: A model walks the runway during S by Serena Williams Runway Show Sponsored By Klarna USA on September 10, 2019 in New York City. (Photo by Thomas Concordia/Getty Images for Style360)
NEW YORK, NEW YORK - SEPTEMBER 10: A model walks the runway during S by Serena Williams Runway Show Sponsored By Klarna USA on September 10, 2019 in New York City. (Photo by Thomas Concordia/Getty Images for Style360)
NEW YORK, NEW YORK - SEPTEMBER 10: A model walks the runway during S by Serena Williams Runway Show Sponsored By Klarna USA on September 10, 2019 in New York City. (Photo by Thomas Concordia/Getty Images for Style360)
NEW YORK, NEW YORK - SEPTEMBER 10: A model walks the runway during S by Serena Williams Runway Show Sponsored By Klarna USA on September 10, 2019 in New York City. (Photo by Thomas Concordia/Getty Images for Style360)
NEW YORK, NEW YORK - SEPTEMBER 10: A model walks the runway during S by Serena Williams Runway Show Sponsored By Klarna USA on September 10, 2019 in New York City. (Photo by Thomas Concordia/Getty Images for Style360)
NEW YORK, NEW YORK - SEPTEMBER 10: A model walks the runway during S by Serena Williams Runway Show Sponsored By Klarna USA on September 10, 2019 in New York City. (Photo by Thomas Concordia/Getty Images for Style360)
NEW YORK, NEW YORK - SEPTEMBER 10: A model walks the runway during S by Serena Williams Runway Show Sponsored By Klarna USA on September 10, 2019 in New York City. (Photo by Thomas Concordia/Getty Images for Style360)
NEW YORK, NEW YORK - SEPTEMBER 10: A model walks the runway during S by Serena Williams Runway Show Sponsored By Klarna USA on September 10, 2019 in New York City. (Photo by Thomas Concordia/Getty Images for Style360)
NEW YORK, NEW YORK - SEPTEMBER 10: A model walks the runway during S by Serena Williams Runway Show Sponsored By Klarna USA on September 10, 2019 in New York City. (Photo by Thomas Concordia/Getty Images for Style360)
NEW YORK, NEW YORK - SEPTEMBER 10: A model walks the runway during S by Serena Williams Runway Show Sponsored By Klarna USA on September 10, 2019 in New York City. (Photo by Thomas Concordia/Getty Images for Style360)
NEW YORK, NEW YORK - SEPTEMBER 10: A model walks the runway during S by Serena Williams Runway Show Sponsored By Klarna USA on September 10, 2019 in New York City. (Photo by Thomas Concordia/Getty Images for Style360)
NEW YORK, NEW YORK - SEPTEMBER 10: A model walks the runway during S by Serena Williams Runway Show Sponsored By Klarna USA on September 10, 2019 in New York City. (Photo by Thomas Concordia/Getty Images for Style360)
NEW YORK, NEW YORK - SEPTEMBER 10: A model walks the runway during S by Serena Williams Runway Show Sponsored By Klarna USA on September 10, 2019 in New York City. (Photo by Thomas Concordia/Getty Images for Style360)
NEW YORK, NEW YORK - SEPTEMBER 10: Models walk the runway during S by Serena Williams Runway Show Sponsored By Klarna USA on September 10, 2019 in New York City. (Photo by Thomas Concordia/Getty Images for Style360)
NEW YORK, NEW YORK - SEPTEMBER 10: Designer Serena Williams walks the runway during S by Serena Williams Runway Show Sponsored By Klarna USA on September 10, 2019 in New York City. (Photo by Thomas Concordia/Getty Images for Style360)
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Unfortunately, Williams' best friend Meghan Markle, who was recently in New York to support her at the US Open was not in attendance. However, we think she would have been a fan of the black and gray plaid blazer dress and the belted trench dress.

According to show notes, the looks were inspired by Williams' combined love for fashion and supporting “women who turn doubt into confidence and feat into courage.” 

“S by Serena is for women who, like me, believe in something and believe in themselves, and who won’t settle for anything less,” Williams wrote. “We work hard and give no less than 100%. We defy the odds of our humble beginnings. I am so proud of this collection.”

At the end of the show, Williams made her way onto the runway with her daughter, Olympia, to thank the crowd. 

Williams’ celebrity friends and attendees included Kim Kardashian, Anna Wintour, Ashley Graham, Gayle King, Dascha Polanco and La La Anthony. William's husband, Alexis Ohanian, who recently made headlines for his own fashion choices at the US Open, also watched proudly from the front row, taking pictures and videos of the show. 

The S by Serena runway collection will available for purchase on serenawilliams.com starting Wednesday, Sept. 11 through Sunday, Sept. 15, where everything (except for a few coats) is priced below $200. 

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May 2019: Serena Williams' Met Gala look 

The tennis legend at Met Gala co-host took the Met Gala red carpet alongside husband Alexis Ohanian wearing a neon yellow Versace gown adorned with pink and yellow leaves. However, it was Williams' footwear of choice --  OFF-WHITE Air Force 1s in the color of tennis balls -- that truly made the look memorable. 

July 2019: Her Swarovski "Swoosh" brooch

All eyes were on Center Court as Serena Williams made her Wimbledon debut on July 2. In classic Serena fashion, her cut-out dress was untraditional, but it was the outfit's Nike "Swoosh" that really left Twitter reeling. The one-of-a-kind brooch was decked out in 34 gold Swarovski crystals, the number to represent Williams' age last time she won Wimbledon.  

"Serena Williams' Nike swoosh (aka 'broosh') on her Wimbledon dress is made of 34 Swarovski crystals and that's the only reason I'm going to predict she wins it this year," wrote one Twitter user

February 2011: A Swarovski-decorated leg cast 

A foot injury isn't going to keep the tennis star away from the red carpet. Back in July 2010, Williams was forced to undergo foot surgery after cutting her foot on broken glass. She then turned her boot into a red carpet statement while making a Miami appearance. 

“I decorated it myself with crystals. I am trying to make the best out of a bad situation. I hope to be out of the cast and back on the court by spring," she explained at the time

September 2002: Bodysuit and $29,000 diamond bracelet

Williams' 2002 US Open appearance may have predicted the athlete's love affair with bodysuits. Her Puma creation (pre-Nike partnership) garnered international attention and began her streak as a sartorial force. Not to mention the $29,000 Harry Winston diamond bracelet wore with her outfit. 

“It makes me run faster and jump higher and it’s really sexy,” Serena said at the time

August 2018: Catsuit at the French Open

The 23-time Grand Slam winner made headlines last summer when she famously kicked off the French Open in a Nike catsuit, which was reportedly engineered to prevent further blood clots following a traumatic birth experience with daughter Alexis. The French Tennis Federation responded to Williams' by banning catsuits, a move that has been deemed both racist and misogynistic against Williams.

January 2019: Mint green bodysuit and fishnet stockings 

The mother-of-one continued her streak of statement-making fashion at the Australian Open back in January in a Nike bodysuit and fishnet stockings, which became an instant with fans. Williams said after winning the match that her look was intended to inspire new moms. 

“I came back. Nike always wants to make an incredibly strong, powerful statement for moms that are trying to get back and get fit. That was basically it for me," she explained

August 2018: Lavender tutu 

Williams made a triumphant return to the US Open for her second match in another Virgil Abloh-designed creation, this time a one-shoulder lavender tutu which she paired with a pair of fishnets, a matching headband and sneakers.

May 2018: The royal wedding

Serena Williams and Alexis Ohanian showed up in Windsor in their Saturday best to help celebrate pal Meghan Markle's wedding to Prince Harry. With her blush Versace creation and matching fascinator, ranked high on the celeb-studded best-dressed list. Later that day, the star stepped into a stunning Valentino evening gown which she paired with sneakers

September 2004: Denim skirt and bedazzled Nike top

For her first US Open tournament with Nike, the tennis star opted for a denim miniskirt and a black Nike crop top adorned with studs. Her look, she said, was influenced by Andre Agave and “watching him wearing jean shorts. "I always said, ‘One day, we’re going to have to bring back the jean short,’” she explained

August 2014: Hot pink leopard dress

Williams was victorious in her first match at the US Open in 2014, and her outfit made the competition all the more memorable for spectators. 

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