Lace, laser, silver & metallic: All Agnieszka Radwanska’s 2015 fashion statements

Agnieszka Radwanska definitely had the most intriguing fashion year of WTA players and I thoroughly enjoyed doing this overview of all her 2015 Lotto dresses. The collage is part of my annual Fashion Retrospections, that this year I opened with world number one Serena Williams’ Nike styles and third-ranked Garbine Muguruza’s Adidas by Stella McCartney sporty romantics.

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The start of the year was highly subdued in Radwanska’s case, as she wore this classic white/navy dress at her first four events of the season, including the Australian Open.

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Things started heating up at Indian Wells, when the world number five introduced the long-awaited Lotto Spring Victoria Dress which features statement mesh lace accents on back, neckline and bottom hem.

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The lace dress style turned out to be one of designs that absolutely marked 2015 and its most extraordinary version was this black one that Aga first showcased in Miami.

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In Stuttgart, Radwanska reverted to her traditional Lotto look, just as early in the season, and slid on the Porsche Tennis Grand Prix court in her Lotto Raptor Evo Clay shoes.

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For Roland Garros Lotto prepared a major shock in the form of the Lotto Lux Diamond Dress that I like to call the disco ball dress. Even though Radwanska lost in the first round already, no campaign was too short for this clothing item to make headlines and stick in our memory.

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After Paris, Radwanska opened the grasscourt section of the season in the Lotto Keylee Dress, unique for its laser cuts on bottom hem and a square neck with several layers. In Nottingham, the Pole sported the grey version of the dress and screaming red shorts underneath.Agnieszka Radwanska - AEGON International 2015 -DSC_6708

At Eastbourne and Wimbledon, Radwanska turned to the white version of the laser-cut-accented design.

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In Stanford, Radwanska got back to her silver dress, while in Toronto we witnessed one of the biggest tennis fashion surprises ever, as although we have grown immune to such clothing experiments when Bethanie Mattek Sands executes them, Lotto’s metallic version of the silver dress and an addition of an animal print to it, made the entire tennis world buzzing, even those that don’t pay attention to tennis fashion.Agnieszka Radwanska - 2015 Toray Pan Pacific Open -DSC_3593

At the US Open, Radwanska gave more space to lace, wearing the red juice version of the well-known lace design now officially called the Lotto Fall Victoria Dress, while at the following tournaments we also saw the blue cosmo color of the dress, paired with the Lotto Vector VI shoes.

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Wearing the Lotto Fall Victoria Dress, Radwanska won all her three titles of 2015: Tokyo, Tianjin and the WTA Finals. Do you remember my complete fashion overview of the season-ending Singapore event?

I can’t wait to hear your thoughts about Radwanska’s 2015 fashion season. I loved it! Even though none of the styles are actually my Top 5 fashion choices of the year, I really enjoyed the refreshment all the unexpected designs brought to the WTA apparel world and in that sense they are my favorites.

And last but not least, to get a complete picture of the evolution of Radwanska’s partnership with Lotto, check out my 2012 and 2014 overviews of the 26-year-old’s fashion:

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11 thoughts on “Lace, laser, silver & metallic: All Agnieszka Radwanska’s 2015 fashion statements

  1. Gregoire Gentil

    As usual, Agnieska, this is a lot of creativity, both with the ball and with her dresses!!! 🙂

    There is something that I don’t get and perhaps somebody can explain this to me. Why aren’t those clothes ALL available for purchase? What’s the point for a brand to create some clothes for a top top athlete and not make them available? I have already made that remark for Kvitova. It’s really like, “hey we have beautiful stuff, but you can’t buy!”. Brand recognition??? For an apparel brand, personally, I don’t think it makes sense.

    I haven’t checked on Tennis-Warehouse and co, but I doubt seriously that ALL those dresses without exception are available for purchase. Similarly for men, all the Nike Federer grand slam clothes are not available for purchase. Actually, they are NEVER. For instance, it’s impossible to find what he was wearing at USOpen, both apparels and shoes.

  2. Marija Post author

    Gregoire Gentil, the problem you’re talking about was very true for Nike’s Grand Slam designs this year for Serena, it was a big fail, but when it comes to Aga’s dresses, all these were available at retail and a lot of them still are.

  3. Roberto

    A fashion season to remember, at first I hated the gold metallic dress but now I absolutely love it. And to think two years ago lotto only made boring dresses!!

  4. Ozzie

    I think Lotto has been exploring design wise with shiny fabrics to laces compared to previous years. Something for people to talk about.

  5. Brian

    I think it is great Lotto kind of mixed it up a bit this year with their designs. Aga displayed a variety of looks, some really great, others not so much. All in all it was just nice to see Lotto taking some risks. I loved the lace detailing on the dresses. Hopefully these continued risks continue in 2016!

  6. Liz

    Although the lace dress has been widely criticized, I love it. Especially in the chique navy and teal colors.
    The disco dresses and the lasercut dresses… well, I dont mind those 😉 I do like the simple style of the beginning of the season though. (The white, red, navy stuff)

  7. Marija Post author

    Roberto, yes, that’s the best thing about it, Lotto used to be one of the most boring brands. I wonder what the story is behind that major shift in approach. I’d like to inverview the person who is the driving force behind it.

    Ozzie, those explorations definitely are wise, as they attracted so much attention to Lotto. I bet their sales increased dramatically.

    Brian, I can’t wait to see what Lotto will bring to the table in 2016. I can’t even imagine! 😀

    Liz, I have to say I was shocked when I first saw the lace dresses, but then they grew on me and I also like them.

    Graham Giles, I remember it very well, as I wrote an overview of the Singapore draw ceremony fashion for the WTA: http://www.wtafinals.com/article/an-evening-of-black–glamour/5093361

    Sabey, I think that Lotto offered the most variety of all brands this year and I hope that they will continue this same trend in 2016.

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