Inline collection celebrates the art of performance
To be debuted on court at US Open by leading names in tennis
Iconic ‘70s tennis style meets high performance technologies
Herzogenaurach, Germany August 16th: adidas Tennis today unveiled the US Open 2017 outfits of the leading names in tennis, who will debut the adidas Tennis Collection by Pharrell Williams at Flushing Meadows. Angelique Kerber and Dominic Thiem will lead the inline campaign, showcasing the collection on court. Other players to wear the collection at the US Open include, Simona Halep, Jelena Ostapenko, Jo-Wilfried Tsonga and Tomáš Berdych.
Inspired by the sport’s ’70s-era superstars – their fearless attitudes and their bold senses of personal style – Pharrell developed a simple brief: remix their most iconic looks into a new tennis collection informed by the latest breakthroughs in adidas technology, such as adidas Climacool.
The result is adidas Tennis Collection by Pharrell Williams, a range of clothing, accessories, and footwear that brings a cool, colourful, and sophisticated spirit to the world of tennis apparel. The collection explores two distinct motifs – primary colour-block and off-white pin stripe. These elements are paired with fully-fashioned, engineered knitwear that boasts surprising details. The inline collection is in addition to the statement collection by adidas Originals, which will be worn on court by Garbine Muguruza and Sascha Zverev.
Defending champion Angelique Keber will wear the inline New York Color Blocked Dress, which features a warp knit mesh body fabric with color blocked panels at the side. The 3-in-1 dress comes with Climacool to battle the heat and quick drying fabrics to keep cool and dry. Simona Halep, finalist at Roland Garros, will wear the New York tank featuring a flat knit ribbed collar design with with multi color stripes and four button placket. Alongside the New York skort that has a pleated design, matching the overall vintage tennis aesthetic.
Angelique Kerber, commented “The US Open is such an exciting tournament for me. Last year I not only won the tournament for the first time, but also won the WTA World Number 1 ranking – reaching an achievement that I have dreamed of since I started playing tennis. To come back and play in a dress from such an exciting collection and collaboration is really special and I can’t wait to show my love for the city of New York on the court”.
Jo-Wilfried Tsonga and Tomáš Berdych will wear the New York Color Blocked Polo with flat knit ribbed collar and cuffs. Dominic Thiem will wear the New York Tee with a contrast color ribbed neckline. All will wear the New York Color Blocked Short, featuring a multicolored elasticated waist band and stretch woven fabric with yarn dyed pinstripes.
addias Tennis’ footwear franchises also feature in the collection and will be worn on court. In a new Pharrell Williams colorway, the Ubersonic 3 women’s shoe boasts an innovative sock style ankle support, providing stability between points during fast paced play; a new approach to tennis footwear. The iconic men’s Barricade will also be available in a new colorway for the collection, with state-of-the-art design and craftsmanship the Barricade is the most stable and durable on the court.
The adidas Tennis by Pharrell Williams statement Collection will be available on the Global release on August 31st 2017.