“Roland-Garros and Lacoste perfectly marry sport and French elegance. A partner of the French Grand Slam since 1971, René Lacoste’s eponymous clothing brand is preparing to unveil its new co-branded “Winning Set” collection with Roland-Garros. Tennis spirit is the phrase that best describes the 2018 Lacoste x Roland-Garros collection, which boasts an understated, graphic and timeless style. 

> It’s All About The Alligator
Lacoste and Roland Garros share a special bond. Nicknamed “The Alligator”, René Lacoste – along with Jean Borotra, Jacques Brugnon and Henri Cochet – was one of the four legendary “Mousquetaires” of 1920s French tennis. Because its origins are firmly rooted in sport, the brand holds tennis particularly dear. Roland-Garros, an arena for innumerable victories and the place where The Alligator first wore his polo shirt, is an unmissable event that allows the brand to reconnect with its original audience.

 > Fan T-Shirt
With slogans like “Game, Set and Match” and “Play it smart” printed on essential items and accessories, Lacoste and RG are giving power to the fans! Have your say with these motivational and victorious messages! The range combines eye-catching graphic design with minimalist lines, and its pieces are created using innovative technical materials that are stretchy, lightweight and comfortable. Fleece-lined sweatshirts, piqué polo shirts, gabardine caps and ladder-proof mesh shirts are available in a palette of subtle colours topped off with brightly-coloured touches. A daring checked print, inspired by a tennis net, gives the collection a surprising twist. An emblematic wardrobe dedicated to fans of the alligator brand, which flies the flag for tennis’ values.

> Budding Tennis Players
 Tennis champions in the making can get into character by donning one of the staples from the men’s line. Young tennis addicts will love this relaxed wardrobe, which includes a cotton t-shirt adorned with the motif “Elegance, Game, Set, Match” and a piqué cotton polo shirt decorated with an exclusive embroidered badge. A great way to support your favourite player as you show off your style in the school playground!

> The Tote
The co-branded leather goods line boasts a selection of timeless bags in elegant white and navy blue. We love the sporty, urban vibe of the reversible tote bag, which boasts a printed net pattern on one side and plain coloured leather on the other. A bi-material, two-coloured bag that plays with contrasts and can be changed to match your mood. A wallet, sports bag, messenger bag and toiletry bag displaying the motif “Tennis anyone?” complete the collection. So many ways to carry your essentials around at the Porte d’Auteuil!

This collection will be available in Lacoste stores starting May 2018 and at Roland Garros during the tournament.”

Source: Roland-Garros