The Looks Dominating the Court at Melbourne’s Grand Slam 2018
With 2018’s first Grand Slam about to start up in Melbourne, I am taking you through some of the brand-new looks on the court that will be taking center stage once the competition begins. In keeping with the vibrant atmosphere underneath the blazing Melbourne sun, tennis fashion companies have mostly chosen colour palettes to match. Let’s have a look!
Aiming for Excellence with Adidas
Taking for its inspiration the beach landscape of Melbourne, the new Adidas collection by Stella McCartney is powered by bright yellow pieces with a focus on prime performance in terms of fabric and design. Let’s face it -as fun as FIFA World Cup betting may be, those players hardly manage to bring this level of excitement with their clothing!
Caroline Wozniacki and Garbiñe Muguruza will both be wearing the Adidas Spring Stella McCartney Tank and Skirt: the tank presenting an exposed, cooling mesh back that offers optimal breathability and a side-zipper detail at the neck for personalised comfort. The A-line skirt, in white, has built-in compression shorties coloured yellow, and is distinctive in that it provides for a perforated, curved panel along the front hem.
No Second-Place for NikeCourt Athletes
The NikeCourt athletes, with Elina Svitolina in the lead, will be rocking the light orange Nike Spring Zonal Cooling Top, with a crew neck, solid cap sleeves, and fitted hem to help ensure the top stays in place. The Nike Spring Ace Shorts include useful items like side-pockets on the outer mesh of the shorts, while the built-in shorts are extended, and additionally feature thick contrasting stripes which coordinate it with the top.
The Nike Spring Maria Dress was prepared by Maria Sharapova, and is, at its most basic, an A-line skirt and crop top combo, connected by a strip of zig-zag mesh at the waist, which matches the mesh sleeves perfectly and gives the player an elegant air.
Emerging the Winner with the EleVen Aztec Collection
Venus Williams, the runner-up last year, will be launching the EleVEn Aztec collection, which is distinguished by a geometric print that will lift anybody’s mood, combining two shades of blue and purple with orange. It takes for its inspiration Waves of Change, and the bold colours overlapping are meant to illustrate a women’s capacity to conquer the world, as well as providing a powerful sense of regeneration.
Lifting the Trophy with the Lotto Spring Nixia Dress
Agnieszka Radwanska will be wearing the Lotto Spring Nixia Dress, which the player from Poland has already donned this season, in Auckland and Sydney. The item is coloured green thai, and its mountain jacquard fabric outfitted with geometric features ensures that a great level of breathability accompanies the unique look. The ruffled hem serves to add a touch of femininity to the otherwise very sporty design.
Lacoste Laying It All On the Line
Lacoste’s ongoing love affair with the colour navy continues into 2018, and we will see evidence of it in the dress which Dominika Cibulkova debuted at the lead-up event to the Grand Slam which took place in Sydney. In keeping with most Lacoste designs, the dress is largely recognisable for the oversized V-shaped white panel placed on the neckline, and the contrasting white block that predominates on the back.