The sun beats down on a mesmerized crowd, their heads swinging from side to side to keep up with every second of the action. That satisfying “POP” of racket making contact with ball couples with the laborious grunts of the players themselves. The Wimbledon tennis tournament has been in full swing now for the past two weeks, but for millions of onlookers worldwide, Wimbledon is not just the oldest and most prestigious tennis tournament in the world; it is also a hotspot for fashion inspiration!
In over 125 years of existence, Wimbledon has only ever officially partnered with one designer: Polo Ralph Lauren. Every year, the American brand has the honor not only of outfitting every on-court official (from umpires to ball runners), but also of releasing a special tie-in Wimbledon collection for the general public. Like the tournament itself, Polo Ralph Lauren’s Wimbledon line conveys a signature preppy style. This year’s collection features everything a tennis spectator needs to enjoy the matches ranging from polos and dresses to visors and neckties, all decked out in Wimbledon’s official colors of empire purple and northwest pine (a classic Oxford white and French navy are also thrown in for good measure). Each piece is a window in time. Even if you can’t make it to the finals on Sunday, slipping into Ralph Lauren for Wimbledon will allow you to capture all the past, present, and future elegance of the All England Lawn Tennis Club.
Long before modern tennis legends like Serena Williams or Roger Federer became household names, the sport has been in vogue with English aristocrats and high society. Now it’s your turn to be part of this noble tradition, with Polo Ralph Lauren’s Wimbledon line. Game, set, and match!