A year after the announcement of the new partnership between Roland Garros and Lacoste, the alligator and tournament logo will now adorn their co-branded lifestyle and performance collections until 2025.
Lacoste, the new exclusive textile partner of the French Open, is presenting a Roland Garros co-branded collection to celebrate the 2019 tournament. Though casual elegance is par for the course in the stands at Roland Garros, high performance is a necessity on the courts.
This is the first time that Lacoste have presented a co-branded performance and lifestyle collection that displays both the alligator and the tournament logo.
Off the courts, the Roland Garros collection gives tennis style a modern twist to create an edgy everyday look. Timeless stripes, the abstract lines of a tennis court or a tennis ball print are paired with strong accents and bright, block colours to infuse the collection with a chic and sporty vibe.
Performance collection – on court
Novak Djokovic collection
To step out onto the Parisian clay, Novak Djokovic will wear two graphic-print kits in sporty colours – bright orange, black and white.
Inspired by movement and speed, the zig-zag print gives a touch of perspective to the ultra-dry stretch jersey polo shirt, which is also available in white – matched with black stretch taffeta shorts with a contrasting hem – or in orange, worn with white shorts.
A technical stretch jacket and a cap complete the look. The two co-branded polo shirts will be available in men’s and boys’ sizes.
Functional and elegant, Lacoste have also designed six other pieces that combine technicality with style. White, navy blue and orange are the dominant colours.
Designed for tennis players who pay attention to the finer details and seek materials that guarantee optimum comfort as they play, this new co-branded wardrobe is made up of an ultra-lightweight two-coloured jacket, a t-shirt with an abstract tennis court print and another with a multicoloured tennis ball print, and a cotton petit piqué polo shirt with contrasting accents, whose colour is echoed on the sleeves and inside the button placket.
These three items will be worn by the brand’s contracted players.
SCALE: A technical shoe that combines performance and looks, specially designed for clay. The SCALE trainer will be worn by all of the ball kids at Roland Garros 2019.
Lifestyle collection – off court
A long-term partner of the Parisian Grand Slam since 1971, LACOSTE are unveiling their co-branded Roland Garros lifestyle collection to celebrate the 2019 French Open tournament. An exclusive collection for men, women and children that pays homage to the long-standing relationship between sport and French style.
Inspired by their tennis heritage, Lacoste have given a modern twist to classic tennis style in order to cultivate a more urban vibe. This collection’s design brings a touch of sporty chic to the polo shirts, T-shirts, dresses, caps, trainers and bags that make up this new line.
An understated, graphic and timeless look that showcases the brand’s traditional colours – red, navy blue, white and green – livened up with touches of grey marl and light blue.
Colour takes centre stage! Trios of tints brighten up the polo shirts, men’s Lacoste sweatshirt, polo dress, boat-necked top and women’s short-sleeved sweatshirt, while stylised tennis balls decorate a polo shirt, a women’s sweatshirt and a men’s t-shirt. Budding champions can also get in on the act, as a selection of the adult pieces are also available in children’s sizes.
To keep your essentials close to hand during the fortnight, the co-branded bag line includes two reversible tote bags and two matching wallets: one navy blue and white striped and the other with an all-over navy blue and orange tennis-ball print.
The Masters is a model of unisex trainer that embodies authentic elegance. Made from full-grain leather and clay-coloured suede, in a nod to the Parisian clay, with their minimalist design and modern sporty look, they showcase the tournament’s chic sportswear vibe. These shoes will be worn by all of the officials at Roland Garros 2019.