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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.
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.