Tuesday, March 18, 2014

GlamBiz: L'Etoile Sport

The tennis season is finally back in full swing with the pros migrating to the sunny shores of Miami for the Sony Open.

Thankfully for fans, bloggers, and spectators alike, there will be non-stop tennis from now through the US Open in September.

The scent of Spring is finally in the air and the prospect of outdoor tennis is tantalizingly close for us tennis amateurs who have been locked inside since the temperatures began to dip in October. 

For the amateurs wondering what to wear this Spring, GlamSpinTennis had the pleasure of checking out the Park Avenue showroom of L'Etoile Sport to preview the luxury brand's Spring 2014 collection.




L'Etoile Sport is a new-ish competitor in the tennis and golf apparel worlds. The line debuted in 2012 and was created by Yesim Philip, a former professional athlete and a New Yorker by way of Turkey. 

Yesim saw a void in the tennis apparel marketplace and sought create designs that are functional, feminine, and fashion-forward. 

The luxury label uses textured fabrics sourced from Brazil and yarn from Italy to offer wearers elegant tennis sportswear that can be worn on and off the court. 

In L'Etoile Sport's designs, "there is a nod to tennis's background and tradition," said Yesim. 

L'Etoile Sport's aesthetics are inspired by modern looks from Ala├»a as well as from vintage, lace-trimmed designs sported by Chris Evert during her heyday. 

Although every style also comes in white, the Spring 2014 season is all about pink, which is on trend with what the pros were wearing in Australia. 

This season, L'Etoile Sport is featuring everything from tank tops, to dresses, shorts and skirts, and even cashmere sweaters. 



One thing to know is that the dresses and skirts in every collection measure between 14 and 16 inches, which is slightly longer than the average tennis skirt. 

Yesim designed the longer skirt intentionally for women so that her customers can comfortably transition between their on-court and off-court activities. 

L'Etoile Sport is currently available online and in select pro shops and luxury boutiques around the world. 


See more behind the scenes photos on Instagram instagram.com/glamspintennis

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