Wearing: An Adidas Edge line white top and light lavender skirt, as well as a limited edition Barricade V Summer Slam shoe. The idea for the shoe came directly from Ivanovic, who wanted a more feminine version, so Adidas created a pearlized image of her that stretches across the top. Sold exclusively at the Adidas Sport Performance Store at 610 Broadway in New York and on shopadidas.com, the dress sells for $65 and the shoe sells for $120.
“It’s a white top with a violet skirt, and there’s a cutaway violet portion on the shirt, and also some orange on both pieces,” Ivanovic said. “It’s a nice combination.”
Rank: Number two
Player: Jelena Jankovic
Birthplace: Belgrade, Serbia
Residence: Bradenton, Fla.
Height: 5 feet, 9 inches
Weight: 152 pounds
Wearing: A Reebok “banana cream” and white dress with a metallic silver belt.
The outfit includes a sheer shrug to wear off-court. Two hundred of the limited edition dresses will be available for $75 exclusively at Tennis Warehouse, Golfsmith, Midwest Sports, Tennis Express and Holabird Sports in the U.S. “I wanted a bright color — it’s summer and I’m a big fan of color,” said Jankovic, who designs a capsule collection of leather apparel in her home country. “I’m trying to make the whole look quite cute — with something yellow in my hair and the yellow on my shoes.”
Rank: Number three
Player: Svetlana Kuznetsova
Birthplace: St. Petersburg
Residence: Monte Carlo
Height: 5 feet, 8 inches
Weight: 160 pounds
Wearing: Fila reintroduced its Heritage line for fall. Kuznetsova is wearing the Heritage tank and skort because she “loves separates,” according to Fila. Available in white and blue, the skirt has multicolor piping at the hem that wraps up the side slit and the racer-back tank has a V-neck and side color blocking. Available at tennis specialty retailers and Tennis Warehouse, the Heritage racer-back tank sells for $48 and the skort is $45.
Rank: Number four
Player: Serena Williams
Birthplace: Saginaw, Mich.
Residence: Palm Beach Gardens, Fla.
Height: 5 feet, 9 inches
Weight: 150 pounds
Wearing: With Maria Sharapova out of the running for the U.S.Open, Williams ispulling top billing onNike’s women’s roster.The younger Williamssister is sporting afiery red Nike dressthat sells for $100.
Harrods plans to remove the famous statue of Princess Diana and Dodi Al Fayed from the bottom of the Egyptian escalators and hand it back to Mohamed Al-Fayed. “We are very proud to have played our role in celebrating the lives of Diana, Princess of Wales and Dodi Al Fayed at Harrods and to have welcomed people from around the world to visit the memorial for the past 20 years,” said Michael Ward, Harrods managing director. “With the announcement of the new official memorial statue to Diana, Princess of Wales at Kensington Palace, we feel that the time is right to return this memorial to Mr. Al Fayed and for the public to be invited to pay their respects at the palace.” More on the news, with reporting by @loreleimarfil, at WWD.com. #wwdnews
@prada is introducing a new project at its men’s fall 2018 show this Sunday: “Prada Invites.” The fashion house invited four celebrated creative minds – @ronanaerwanbouroullec, Konstantin Grcic, @herzogdemeuron and @rem.koolhaas – to each create a unique item with its iconic nylon material. The designs will be unveiled on the runway show, which will take place at the company’s warehouse in Viale Ortles 25. #wwdfashion #mfwm (📷: @martinocarrera)
@kering_official is spinning off its stake in puma in an effort to focus on its luxury brands, the brand operator announced yesterday. “We are proud to have supported the turnaround of Puma, which now has unrivaled capabilities to take full advantage of the specific dynamics of its global markets and is poised to achieve substantial growth,” said François-Henri Pinault, Kering’s chief executive officer and chairman. Artémis will become a “long-term strategic shareholder” of Puma with a 29 percent stake. #wwdnews #wwdfashion (📷: @jilliansollazzo)
The fashion world mourns for celebrated street style photographer, Nabile Quenum, who died at age 32 in Paris.
Quenum, creator of the fashion blog “J’ai Perdu Ma Veste,” was a fashion week fixture, and regularly shot for New York magazine’s The Cut, among other outlets, and brands such as Louis Vuitton, Moncler and Adidas. He was also actively involved in the #NoFreePhotos initiative, which kicked off in the fall. Read more about Quenum in @kbsmoke's story on WWD.com. #wwdnews
@verwanggang and @maisonladuree have teamed up on a dessert collab called Vera Wang Pour Ladurée. The collection, which launched this week, features a specialty macaroon, as well as a wedding cake inspired by one of the designer’s gowns. “I could not imagine a more delicate or sophisticated creation to grace any couple’s celebration,” said Wang. #wwdfashion