A chronicle of people, places, happenings, and creations we admire.
©Images courtesy adidas, 2015
International stars Jo-Wilfried Tsonga and Ana Ivanovic debut a new elegant collaboration between designer Yohji Yamamoto and adidas at this year's French Open. Lightweight materials and rich floral contrast make for a great combination of speed and style this summer.
UPDATE: Both Jo-Wilfried Tsonga and Ana Ivanovic made it into their respective Semifinals at Roland Garros. Well done!
French-Italian outerwear and lifestyle company Moncler continue to push the technical envelope with the Evry Jacket from their Grenoble Collection. This piece is a combination of down-filled Nylon technofabric that is bonded to soft dappled calf skin with exquisite details such as Gabardine back panel and cuffs for durability, skunk fir collar and 2-way zip for driving and active outdoor use.
Roger, Vika and Rafa may have gone down Down Under, but their style and that of players that came before them have always started off the year with a statement. Before the dawn of the Open Era (1968) where players like Margaret Court (11 titles), Roy Emerson (7) and Jack Crawford (4) collected titles like baseball cards, the uniform of the day was all white, dignified, conformist, and well, boring. Then came the splashy art canvases of the 80's and early 90's with spread eagle motifs, paint spatter and day-glo made most famous by Andre Agassi (4). The late 90's and the dominance of Pete Sampras (2 Australian Titles) on the Men's tour returned the aesthetic to a quieter more subdued style. In the early 2000's, new materials like Nike's dri-fit™ ushered in a new generation of design freedom, lighter weight and moisture management for everyone from top tour players to public park players looking to emulate their heroes.
Issey Miyake has created a new deconstructed women's line for spring/summer. The pieces combine traditional proportions and patterns while using a subdued palate that is laced with cutting edge production technology, textures and construction techniques. Accessories such as the large bag and clutch have a near comic book-like color blocking style that really stands on its own.
Acne Studios of Sweden offer this breezy yet versatile oversized cardigan for spring. An interesting reinterpretation of the classic knitwear staple, worn with a contrasting leather belt, will make your wardrobe pop.