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If Venus Williams is to be believed, and most often she is, her Havanese dog spoke to her about what the print should be for her new EleVen by Venus tennis/athleisure collection.

"This is a special collection because it was a collaboration with my dog," she shared with Shape. "In the design process, we were fielding through all these prints. Picking prints and colors is always the hardest! My dog Harold made the decision easy for me. He went right over to the print you now see in the Hari collection. He has a good eye – this print ended up giving these pieces such a strong energy." 

Stranger things have happened, so let's give Harold the benefit of the doubt.

This new Hari collection includes such hues as cobalt and lime green, plus staples such as black and gray. Inspiringly named items include the Unfettered tank and Captivate dress. 

EleVen by Harold? Good boy.

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