Two weeks ago I gave you a preliminary preview of Adidas' second groundbreaking cooperation with Y-3 for Roland Garros. Now I am happy to tell you that the company sent me a press release and promotional images for the collection's official global launch which is today, April 2nd. Among others, Ana Ivanovic, Angelique Kerber and Simona Halep will sport these one-of-a-kind clothes (available at Tennis Warehouse US and Tennis Warehouse Europe), as well as ball boys and girls.
Unofficially we started calling this eye-catching collection a "zebra" collection, while the story behind the print is that it draws inspiration from dazzle camouflage, a "family of ship camouflage used extensively in World War I and to a lesser extent in World War II and afterwards", as Wikipedia states. What's unique about the stripes in motion motif is that it evokes a sense of movement, even when a player is standing still between points.
The tennis attire is not only visually striking, but performance-driven as well, best suiting confident players who seek performance, boldness and aesthetics in one powerful mix. The items have been developed in close cooperation with top WTA athletes, from concept to on-court testing, which played a key role in perfecting the clothes and footwear.
The tops allow smooth serving and smashing, while the new Y-3 shoes deliver resilience and energy return for hard-fought rallies. A flowing midsole that incorporates Adidas’ Bounce technology complements the new herringbone outsole profile for ultimate traction. The breathability of the upper mesh further adds to the feeling of comfort and the promise of performance.
The collection includes:
- Adidas Roland Garros Y-3 On Court Dress
- Adidas Roland Garros Y-3 Tank
- Adidas Roland Garros Y-3 Event T-Shirt
- Adidas Roland Garros Y-3 J'adore T-Shirt
- Adidas Roland Garros Y-3 3/4 Sleeve Top
- Adidas Roland Garros Y-3 Skirt
- Adidas Roland Garros Y-3 Leggings
- Adidas Adizero Y-3 2016 Shoes
- Adidas Roland Garros Y-3 Visor
- Adidas Roland Garros Y-3 Hat
- Adidas Roland Garros Y-3 Headtie
- Adidas Roland Garros Y-3 Wristbands
- Adidas Roland Garros Y-3 Bag
WHAT OTHERS WILL WEAR AT THE 2016 FRENCH OPEN COURTS:
- From catwalks to Paris clay: Agnieszka Radwanska's coral lacy Lotto dress
- Nike honors France with Serena Williams' and Madison Keys' blue outfits
- Venus Williams' Geo Swirl collection by EleVen
- Caroline Wozniacki's and Garbine Muguruza's Adidas by Stella McCartney lilac designs with subtle floral print
- Gingham style: Karolina Pliskova's and Yaroslava Shvedova's Fila clothes
- Jelena Jankovic's colorful limited-edition Fila dresses by Marion Bartoli
- Lacoste styles for Dominika Cibulkova and Elena Vesnina
- Alize Lim's Le Coq Sportif jumpsuit
- Maria Sharapova
will wearthis Nike dress
- Ball girls' Adidas Y-3 outfits