adidas by Stella McCartney Spring-Summer 2016 – The hero piece for this year's adidas by Stella McCartney Barricade collection is the tennis dress, found in a feminine color palette of glacial and fresh yellow. Characterized by its floral graphics and athletic design, the collection's ClimaCool technology promises to keep players cool as temperatures begin to rise.
adidas by Stella McCartney Spring-Summer 2016 – Danish tennis player Caroline Wozniacki warms up in her adidas by Stella McCartney Barricade kit, which she will wear at this year's French Open. The collection debuts outstanding performance apparel and footwear for the second Grand Slam tournament of the year.
Nike x Pedro Lourenço 2014 – Inspired by an emerging desire for luxury in sport performance gear, Brazilian designer Pedro Lourenco's collection presents a modern interpretation of athletic apparel for women. Throughout the collection, Lourenco employs materials that perform, yet are soft and feminine. Referencing '60s era couture tailoring techniques, the jacket features modern Dri-FIT mesh technology, pulling sweat away from the skin.
Monreal London Spring-Summer 2016 – Luxury sportswear brand Monreal London fuses fashion and function, putting an unconventional spin on traditional tennis kit.
An avid player herself, founder Stephanie Gosse noticed a need for innovative yet attractive high-performance garments. Her first capsule collection of fashionable tennis dresses for summer 2013 was a sellout success at Harrods.
As the French Open begins we look at some of the hottest high-fashion tennis intersections from time. – Alexander Wang reinterprets Adidas' cult classic Stan Smith tennis sneaker, transforming its signature texture and white-and-green colorways into perforated tennis dresses for Spring-Summer 2015.
Hermes Spring-Summer 2010 – In 2009 Jean Paul Gaultier was designing for French fashion house Hermès. He put a tennis spin on the brand's classic silhouettes for this collection, reminiscent of the elegant style of 1920s and 30s female players.
Lacoste Spring-Summer 2016 – Gearing up for the Rio Olympics, Lacoste's creative director Felipe Oliveira Baptista presented a catwalk collection of graphic sportswear draped in billowing flags for Spring-Summer 2016.
Thom Browne Spring-Summer 2009 – Known for his highly produced catwalk shows, American designer Thom Browne took on tennis (and tutus) for his Spring-Summer 2009 menswear collection.
Jacquemus Spring-Summer 2014 – French designer Simon Porte Jacquemus referenced a playful childhood spent in the seaside town of La Grande Motte in the south of Franc, with his tennis socks and sneakers teamed with easy sportswear separates and patterns alluding to the town's outlandish Jean Balladur architecture.
Lacoste x Rolland Garros – This year, Lacoste collaborated with Roland-Garros on this capsule collection. The Roland-Garros stadium was built in honor of the brand's founder, the champion tennis pro Rene Lacoste, who won the tournament five times for singles and doubles.
Parisian stylist and blogger Camille Charriere has been credited with re-launching the tennis sneaker trend along with Celine creative director Phoebe Philo and Kanye West. Now she's bringing Lacoste back to the street style crowd too. "I'm always very keen to reference sportswear as part of my daywear, because it's comfortable obviously... and looks great. I've started wearing polo shirts again."
Ralph Lauren for Wimbledon 2016 – The classic American sportswear brand Polo Ralph Lauren's have been the official outfitters at Wimbledon since 2006. Umpires, ballgirls, linesmen: everyone will be in Ralph come July in London.