adidas has teamed up with award winning Japanese fashion designer, Yohji Yamamoto, to create Y-3, a bold, original and confident line of apparel and shoes for the tennis world. adidas was excited to introduce Y-3 to tennis and seeing that Paris is one of the most fashion-forward cities in the world, doing so at the 2015 French Open made perfect sense. Each piece helps construct an attitude and sense of power for the player wearing it as you will see when Jo-Wilfried Tsonga and Ana Ivanovic debut the line this year at Roland Garros.
“Together with adidas we created something that did not exist before and completely projected the future. My desire was and is to make sportswear elegant and chic. adidas is a very personal inspiration to me…it enriches my creative life.”
– Yohji Yamamoto
I woke up early this morning excited to turn on Wimbledon and watch some live tennis. I quickly started hearing about all of the weird injuries and retirements of the day. Little did I know that the day to follow would quickly be one of the most epic days at Wimbledon and tennis history.
As Queen’s “Another One Bites the Dust” is playing in my head, let’s re-cap what actually happened today at the All England Club.
Ahhhh … don’t you love spring? It’s January, you say? Technically it is still winter, but the big tennis apparel lines have just come out. Yay, it’s time to check out the latest fashions!
All our favorite pros are going to be donning dresses once again. Let’s take a quick look at some of them.
I am so happy to see adidas by Stella McCartney pieces in a bright color. This reddish color on the spring Tennis Dress is gorgeous, and I find this dress silhouette much more universally flattering than last year’s ballerina-inspired skirt. This one has a sportier cut, but it remains ultra feminine with its use of a lacy mesh. This dress is not for the wallflower. The back has a semi-sheer mesh panel, so you might want to pick up the matching sports bra to go with it. There’s also a matching shortie. For those who like classic white tennis apparel or play at clubs with restrictions on color, there is an all white version of the dress, too.
For the Australian Open, Maria will be keeping cool in a mostly white ensemble. Color pops come at the tank straps and the slits on the sides and back. I think the slashes give the dress a sporty, aggressive look and appear to me as if the dress has been sliced during combat so Maria will be ready — apparel-wise at least — for her on-court battles. Maria is sure to look fierce on court in this slim fitting dress.
One of my favorite things about adidas dresses lately is that they’re three-piece sets. The spring adizero dress comes as a set with a matching bra and compression short. The dress is available in white and a light orange called Ultra Bright to start with more colors coming out later this year. The reddish hue you see on both dresses is called Core Energy and will be a color you’ll see throughout the year. The dress is also is easy to wear with its flowy silhouette.
Serena will wear blue on the blue courts of the Australian Open if all goes according to plan. The Rally Statement Dress in Mega Blue is form fitting through the torso to show off your tennis figure. My favorite design feature of this dress is how the fitted torso opens up into a pleated skirt. I like how pleats add movement to skirts and dresses. They’re feminine but don’t take away from the overall sporty feel of the dress.