It’s hard to avoid the buzz of Wimbledon as it arrives on our screens each summer, for many it’s part and parcel of the English summer, as much as drinking Pimm’s on the lawn or eating fresh strawberries and cream for dessert! J’adore Tresor would like to pay tribute to the style and that has come out of the tournament over one hundred and thirty years of play.
What symbolises the event most in terms of fashion is the all white get ups flashing against the grass-green court. Every time a player steps out to compete it is clear that the iconic aristocratic uniform has not strayed far from tradition for all those years; the tennis official’s navy white-trim blazers remain identical to when the tournament began; Serena Williams even sported a white blazer while warming up on the court this year as this look has solidified into the summer dress-code of the upper-classes. So although we do see splashes of colour on court these days, its still never a step away from the classic ‘Tennis white’ that was pioneered all those years ago.
There are many designers who use Wimbledon players as mobile mannequins; Stella McCartney dressed Laura Robson in the AW13 Adidas Barricade collection this year; Jelena Jankovic sported the new Fila Collection, inspired by the 1920s style (the golden age of tennis fashion), its mini pleats and sleek piping accentuates the movements of the player. The tennis sock is something that designers have turned to this recently as socks with heels have appeared on catwalks over the last two seasons. The retro chic 70’s coloured knee-high sock breaks away from the traditional bright white sock of past years.
Two world famous tennis players have long been synonymous with tennis fashion, the first of course is René Lacoste, the second is Fred Perry. Perry was the first to create the modern sweatband, but it was Lacoste who first designed the white tennis shirt, symbolic of the sport, bearing the logo of his long-running nickname, ‘The Crocodile’. All in all, we at J’adore Tresor always enjoy the annual display of comfortable couture, durable dresses, and sophisticated style that comes from Wimbledon Tournament. It’s sexy, sporty, sophisticated and most important of all, timeless.
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