ATX New York Fashion Week spring 2016
Serena's Fashion Week Moment

Serena Williams hits a winner at New York Fashion Week with new HSN line

Serena Williams hits a winner at NY Fashion Week with new HSN line

Serena Williams runway bow at HSN fashion show
Serena Williams waves to the audience after her runway show. Photo by Thomas Concordia/WireImage for STYLE360
Drake and Anna Wintour laugh at HSN Serena Williams Signature fashion show
Drake and Anna Wintour share a laugh when Serena Williams takes her runway bow. Photo by Thomas Concordia/WireImage for STYLE360
Serena Williams HSN collection magenta jacket
Serena Williams Signature Statement Collection includes a magenta jacket and wide-brimmed fedora. Photo by Thomas Concordia/WireImage for STYLE360
Robin Roberts at HSN Serena Crawford Signature runway show
Good Morning America anchor Robin Roberts turned out to support Serena Williams. Photo by Thomas Concordia/WireImage for STYLE360
Serena Williams Signature HSN collection
Halter dress from the Serena Williams Signature Statement collection. Photo by Thomas Concordia/WireImage for STYLE360
Drake and Anna Wintour at HSN Serena Williams Signature fashion show
On the front row were Drake and Vogue magazine editor Anna Wintour. Photo courtesy of HSN
Serena Williams HSN collection green jacket
Distressed leather jacket and jumpsuit from the Serena Williams Signature Statement collection. Photo by Thomas Concordia/WireImage for STYLE360
Serena Williams runway bow at HSN fashion show
Drake and Anna Wintour laugh at HSN Serena Williams Signature fashion show
Serena Williams HSN collection magenta jacket
Robin Roberts at HSN Serena Crawford Signature runway show
Serena Williams Signature HSN collection
Drake and Anna Wintour at HSN Serena Williams Signature fashion show
Serena Williams HSN collection green jacket

Serena Williams had the shock of her life at the U.S. Open last week when she lost in the semifinals, thwarting her attempt to make sports history. But you can’t keep her down.

In front of an admiring crowd that included her reported boyfriend Drake, Vogue magazine editor Anna Wintour, and Good Morning America anchor Robin Roberts, Williams showed her second collection for HSN during New York Fashion Week. Unlike some celebrities who lend their name to a line but aren’t really involved, the tennis star has studied fashion design and is serious about the craft.

The casual collection features python-patterned leggings, drop-shoulder knit tops, side-button cardigans, nifty leather jackets, sleek jumpsuits, and fringe everywhere — from a leather jacket dripping with it to a halter dress with a train of fringe.

“Fringe is sexy, fringe is classy, and fringe is fun. And it’s modern and current,” Williams told Extra correspondent Tracey Edmonds backstage before the show.

A fit for everyone
Williams also said that her clothes are made to fit all sizes. “My collection fits me and, you know, I’m not a stick. It doesn’t matter what size you are. We want to send that message that you are beautiful, you are powerful, you are strong, and you can look amazing and love who you are,” she said.

The collection is largely in neutral colors of beige, gray, and black, although a magenta fringe jacket and forest green leather moto jacket add dashes of color. The line also includes hats, glasses, and other accessories, all available on the popular shopping channel. Most items are less than $100.

Williams was so charming when taking her runway bow that it brought a smile to the normally taciturn Wintour, who shared a laugh with Drake.

Drake not laughing
But after the show ended, the superstar singer had some heated words with the DJ over a version of his song, “Back to Back,”played during the runway show that featured constant use of the N-word. Drake seemed upset that a cleaner version of the song wasn’t used and embarrassed that Wintour (and the crowd) heard it. The DJ said that was the version that he was given.

Earlier, Roberts praised Williams for following her fashion dreams after her shocking loss.

“Well, she doesn’t like to lose, and she doesn’t lose that often. So  I think she’ll be living with this for a while — to get that close to history. But she's a pro. And she was really looking forward to the launch of this collection,” Roberts said.

“You know she’s not one of these people who just puts her name on a brand — she really studied fashion. So this is important to her. She was talking about this collection before the Open. She was really looking forward to it.”