A Fashionable Take On Wimbledon
Wimbledon is the world’s oldest and most important tennis tournament. Ever since the championships were first held in 1877 on Wimbledon’s famous grass courts, it has become world renowned as the only lawn tennis event part of the Grand Slam tournaments. Next to the US Open, Australian Open and French Open (Roland Garros), Wimbledon is no doubt the most traditional tournament, with a strictly white dress code for the players, the green-purple club colours, quintessentially British strawberries & cream for the spectators, the absence of advertising around the court, and a lot of tea.
In honour of the Wimbledon Championships, STYLIGHT has created four imaginary Wimbledon fashion looks, that we wish existed! Brands like Anya Hindmarch, Isabel Marant, Givenchy and Moschino inspired STYLIGHT to create the most fashionable Wimbledon looks. Who said Kim Sears could be the only trendsetter at Wimbledon?
Tennis Players’ Dress Code
While tennis is a sport where the players can wear almost whatever they want (not being in a team also has its perks), there are strict rules concerning the players’ outfits at Wimbledon. The ‘almost entirely in white rule’ was implemented in 1963 and requires players to wear predominantly white, with minor colour accents. The referee decides before the game whether the players’ outfits are suitable. Seven-time Wimbledon champion Roger Federer is one of the many players often attempts to bend the rules. He was once told off for wearing white shoes with orange soles, even though the rest of his outfit was white!
Inspired by Azzedine Alaïa, Hermès and Bottega Veneta, STYLIGHT has redesigned the tennis players’ outfits.