2014 FRENCH OPEN FASHION TRENDS
Tennis pros step up their fashion game for each of the season’s Grand Slam tournaments. Players continue to sport silhouettes, prints and colors that pair well with their personalities. Roland Garros affords players an opportunity to wear styles that are bold and bright, before transitioning to all-white attire for the next Grand Slam in Wimbledon. Competitors did not hold back with their 2014 French Open styles and A Glam Slam broke down some of the tournaments top trends.
Florals: Tomas Berdych and Agnieszka Radwanska debuted floral printed designs for the French Open. Berdych was dressed in Hawaiian-inspired apparel from his signature H&M tennis collection. The shirt’s navy and white floral front was balanced by a solid, white back. Radwankska’s multi-colored floral dress featured black straps and a pleated skirt. The new design is part of Lotto Sport’s limited-edition Maddy Collection.
Wild Prints: On the men’s side, French Open fashions were dominated by graphic prints and vibrant hues. Brands including Asics, Wilson, New Balance, Nike, and Lotto Sport provided players with styles that followed the trend, though the designs were aesthetically different.
In similar fashion, several female competitors debuted printed dresses. Elina Svitolina hit the court in a pink and white print from Ellesse, Venus Williams wore a watercolor design from her EleVen by Venus collection, and doubles player, Shuko Aoyama, was dressed in an all-over check pattern in blue tones.
Color Blocking: Color blocking remains a popular trend on the fashion runways and on the tennis courts. Several variations of the style were spotted in Roland Garros. On the ladies side, Maria Sharapova, Serena Williams and Caroline Wozniacki demonstrated the trend with their Nike and adidas by Stella McCartney apparel. For the men, Roger Federer (Nike), James Ward (Fila), Bernard Tomic (Nike), and Simone Bolelli (Hydrogen) also took the court wearing an array of color block designs.
Winning Blues: Rafael Nadal and Novak Djokovic faced off the in the French Open men’s final, each dressed in bright blue hues. Nadal paired his Nike crew with gray shorts and a matching headband, while Djokovic wore his Uniqlo polo with white shorts and a white baseball cap. The color was popular throughout the tournament as well. Men’s doubles partners Jamie Murray and John Peers were among the players who were also dressed in the cool hue.
Best-Dressed: Jelena Jankovic donned the Fila Heritage Mitered Stripe Tennis Dress, which featured a classic navy and white color scheme and chic stripes. The vintage-inspired design was created by designer, Ginny Hilfiger. With the latest Heritage collection, Hilfiger worked to update Fila’s iconic style, with a contemporary twist. Jankovic spoke about her outfit for Roland Garros, explaining: ”I think it’s a very unique dress. It’s very classy. I think it’s very French. I love it.”
Jo-Wilfried Tsonga’s adidas ensemble was created in a rich, midnight blue hue. A zippered collar on the Roland Garros 2014 Polo and contrast orange piping offered a nice finishing touch. The look was simple yet stylish and the color was the perfect complement to the red clay courts.
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