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LACOSTE X ROLAND-GARROS 2021

Roland-Garros X Lacoste©TRISTAN PEREIRA / ZEPPELIN

LACOSTE X ROLAND-GARROS

The 2021 "On & Off court" collection

It is a very special year for Lacoste and the mythical French Open stadium, which are both celebrating 50 years of partnership. To honor this legendary, authentic collaboration, today Lacoste unveils a collection which is classic, refined and always in line with the tennis legacy of René Lacoste.

Whether on or off the court, the 2021 collection combines the brand's history with technological innovations in materials. The Lacoste studio was also inspired by the new architectural elements of the Roland-Garros Stadium: the design features fine stripes on all pieces, which evoke the lines of the new roof of the center court. The colours are classic and true to the history of the brand.

Performance collection

On the court, the performance silhouette is elegant, comfortable and graphic, while respecting a strong sense of heritage and some of the key stylistic traditions of the tournament. The design showcases discreet, thin lines which inspire freedom of movement when a player is in action. The jacquard mesh is reminiscent of the floor and roof lines of the iconic court. Both the Roland-Garros and Lacoste colour palettes are featured to the core. For women, the designers have skillfully juggled with overlays and transparency, to create a modern look while integrating a large V-neck inspired by the classic tennis sweaters worn by René Lacoste. The fine pleating of the skirts, always present in the Lacoste tennis wardrobe, is now asymmetrical, adding an edge to the women’s performance silhouette, which is defined by a fresh combination of classic savoir-faire and modern materials for this anniversary line.

Referees, linesmen and ball boys

Around the court, elegance is also de rigueur. The silhouette for the referees is sober and classic in blue and white. The linesmen‘s outfits keep close to the graphic design of the court and showcase an elegant, deep red drawn from the colour of the clay underfoot. Like last year, ball boys will oversee the courts in a sporty look which mixes the traditional blue and red Lacoste colours. As with the performance pieces, stripes are featured on the shoulders to highlight movement.

New for 2021 – The limited-edition Roland-Garros fragrance

Roland-Garros limited-edition L.12.12 fragrance: freshness and court clay.

With this light, fresh, masculine fragrance, we find the signature top note of L.12.12 Blanc, a sparkling citrus enhanced by a unique ‘court clay’ twist which the perfumers Marie Salamagne and Anne Ayo recreated from a soil sample taken from the famous Philippe Chatrier court. The result of this unique combination? A tonic, aromatic, woody scent with immediate impact. The invigorating energy of citrus, the thrill of green herbal notes and the enveloping power of the wood and soil mélange feature subtly.

And while the shape of the bottle still evokes the famous white cotton polo shirt with its iconic crocodile embroidery, the colours on the front of the bottle are a modern take on the legendary orange and green hues of the Paris tournament. On the intertwined R and G crest, the signature of the legendary player triumphs, like an autograph given at the end of a winning set.

Lacoste x Roland-Garros eyewear

The Roland-Garros sunglasses perfectly embody the authentic French elegance through its sophisticated designs and premium quality materials. The collection includes a male, a female and a Tweens style crafted from injected plastic and detailed with a double logo featuring the classic Lacoste lettering on one temple and a dedicated Roland-Garros script on the other, in addition to the RG iconic round logo on the right temple tips. The rectangular frame for men and Tweens and the rounded female shape are exclusively dressed in the Roland-Garros official colors as an homage to the competition which every year brings the best-ranked players of the world to the red clays courts in Paris.

The Roland-Garros Eyewear Collection will be marketed in France, will be available In Stadia during the tournament, in Lacoste stores and selected optical shop.

Find the Lacoste X Roland-Garros collection on sale in the official Roland-Garros online store.