Allez, adidas! Brand Debuts New Roland Garros Line
First off, I absolutely love the new adidas line for the French Open. A nice conservative look, and a big change from last year’s Y-3 zebra design. I actually liked that look a lot, but anytime you get some gray accent trim on tennis attire, you’ve probably got me. At the start of the year, it was Nike in green and adidas in neon. Now adidas is moving to green, and we’re waiting for the Nike FO designs. Angelique Kerber, Kristina Mladenovic, Jo-Wilfried Tsonga, Dominic Thiem and Sascha Zverev will debut adidas’ brand new performance wear at the French. For some reason Simona Halep isn’t mentioned.
Lotta Jurica, Design Director adidas Tennis explains:
“For this collection we wanted to encompass the colors and style of Roland Garros within the design, which is why we’ve focused on color blocking in the traditional green associated with the tournament as well as classic tennis silhouettes. The inclusion of Clima technologies means that athletes can be confident they will be comfortable on the court, which is crucial in the unpredictable conditions of Roland Garros.”
Others on Team adidas like Garbiñe Muguruza and Caroline Wozniacki will be wearing the Stella McCartney adidas collection, and you can check that out here. Adidas says the new Roland Garros branded line will be made available on April 15. As soon as we see them roll out, we’ll update the post.
The Roland Garros line takes inspiration from the bold colors that set the scene of the Parisian Grand Slam tournament. Statement color blocking in green, white and grey is accentuated with bold emblems –providing a contemporary finish to the classic tennis look.
The collection is built to keep athletes comfortable in a multitude of conditions, with a combination of Clima technologies and mesh detail offering ventilation and quick evaporation of sweat.
The men’s collection includes a polo, which will be worn by Thomas Berdych and Jo-Wilfried Tsonga, and tee, to be worn by Dominic Thiem and Sascha Zverev – both with a unique contrast color band along the hemline.
Worn by Jo-Wilfred Tsonga, the Barricade 2017 BOOST features the integration of BOOST technology for ultimate energy return. The Roland Garros version comes in black/white/green.
The women’s collection includes the Roland Garros line dress, featuring bi-tonal color pleating along the hem for a modern twist on classic feminine pleats. The dress will be worn by Kristina Mladenovic and is available in two colorways (green/white and grey/white).
Angelique Kerber will debut the tank and skort, which also includes bi-tonal pleats in green/white. Both will wear the adizero ubersonic 2 women’s footwear which comes in green/white/orange.