Refined Pieces for Holding Court
Photographed by Hanna Tveite
Moisture-wicking “performance” fabrics in a trend-tuned rainbow of brights have supplanted crisp white cotton attire on the courts of the USTA Billie Jean King National Tennis Center, but the U.S. Open remains a place of awe-inspiring beauty and grace. The annual Flushing fortnight gets underway today, making it the ideal time to focus on the fluid shapes, refined lines, and purified palette of fall’s smash-hit pieces.
This fall, make a set of separates linked by draped details and a shared hue. Follow through with flared hems that create subtle yet striking ruffles.
Play the angles with Protagonist’s precisely sliced dress of fluid white crepe. “I don’t like things that are too exposed,” says design director Georgia Lazzaro. “It speaks more to women to show things like the wrist, a bit of the back—more subtle aspects of the body.”
It’s no accident, I think, that tennis uses the language of life. Advantage, service, fault, break, love, the basic elements of tennis are those of everyday existence, because every match is a life in miniature.Andre Agassi
For the ultimate in one-shot dressing, try a jumpsuit. Alexander Wang puts a new spin on the singular style with a dramatic back and a creamy hue.
Styling Gabrielle Marceca
Model Achok Majak
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