STYLE AND CULTURE
TENNIS STYLE LEGACY
By Style Feed Staff, 5 July 2018
Wimbledon fever has hit and the return of the world's oldest tennis tournament reminds us of the sport's many treasured traditions. Right now in SW19 it's all about strawberries and cream, the famous Henman Hill (or Murray Mound, if you will) and a strictly all-white player dress code. This unfaltering dedication to head-to-toe crisp-white steez has influenced our wardrobes more than you may think – here's how.
Bringing their A-game
Causing a racquet
Game, set, match
Similarly to football and motocross, tennis has infiltrated the streetwear set in recent years, with designers adding everything from sporty sleeve detailing to all-white colour palettes to their latest lines. Case in point: London hype label Palace's latest co-ed tennis-inspired collaboration with adidas, that looks fresh both on and off the court. Meanwhile, on the opposite end of the fashion spectrum, Philipp Plein Sport took that influence to the next level for SS19, creating a collection influenced by the clean-cut preppy tennis aesthetic.