I am excited to be the first to release a photo of Venus Williams in her EleVen dress designed for the 2016 French Open. The collection is called Geo Swirl.
The dress has high neckline with an edgy narrow cut, while contrast binding along the waistband provides a figure-slimming effect. The artistic geometric pattern is in subtle colors, making this one of Williams’ more subdued designs.
EleVen by Venus has been highly prolific when it comes to creating designs and today we’ll have another new release, as Williams will premier the Strike Miami Dress in her opener against Elena Vesnina at the Miami Open. Similarly to the French Open dress, the Miami item uses soft colors and geometry, this time multidirectional blocks of lines.
It’s still only March and we’ve already seen four collection by EleVen. Venus opened the year in the Brushstrokes clothes, then she introduced the Camilla print, in which she won the Kaohsiung title in February and made the big Indian Wells return, while now we’re awaiting the debut of the Strike collection and soon afterwards the Geo Swirl.
If you love EleVen, you’ll also enjoy my annual overviews of Venus’ dresses:
- 2015: All Venus Williams’ EleVen designs: Ola, Ndebele, Fleur De Monde and Kaleidoscope prints mark the season
- 2014: Tennis style overview: How Venus Williams made her mark on sports fashion with her EleVen brand
- 2013: Venus Williams works tennis fashion to remember with EleVen
- 2012: Roses, geometric and art prints in Venus Williams’ EleVen
- 2011: Shocking EleVen dresses and wardrobe malfunctions
- 2010: Fashion focus — Venus Williams wearing EleVen clothes
- 2009: Venus Williams and her EleVen line throughout the season
- 2008: All Venus Williams’ EleVen outfits
WHAT OTHERS WILL WEAR AT THE 2016 FRENCH OPEN COURTS:
- From catwalks to Paris clay: Agnieszka Radwanska‘s coral lacy Lotto dress
- Nike honors France with Serena Williams‘ and Madison Keys‘ blue outfits
- Ana Ivanovic, Angelique Kerber, Simona Halep, Kristina Mladenovic: Adidas‘ dazzle camouflage collection, in motion even when it is still
- Caroline Wozniacki‘s and Garbine Muguruza‘s Adidas by Stella McCartney lilac designs with subtle floral print
- Gingham style: Karolina Pliskova‘s and Yaroslava Shvedova‘s Fila clothes
- Jelena Jankovic’s colorful limited-edition Fila dresses by Marion Bartoli
- Lacoste styles for Dominika Cibulkova and Elena Vesnina
- Alize Lim‘s Le Coq Sportif jumpsuit
- Maria Sharapova
will wearthis Nike dress
- Ball girls’ Adidas Y-3 outfits
The Miami Dress looks very clean and fresh!! Love it. I think the Roland Garros dress would love very nice against the red clay in the summer. Venus ??
They are both nice dresses but I really love the Miami dress. So subtle and stylish.
The Miami dress is the winner, no doubt! Patterns can be a bit tricky, but this is really stylish.
Btw, do you know if any other athletes apart from Venus are going to wear these? The Miami dress could do for Wimbledon as well, being “predominantly white”.
Great dresses – interesting without being distracting or hard on the eye.
I like the Miami Strike Dress. It’s one of the best dress in Miami. The Geo Swirl looks fun on red clay. Can’t wait to see it in action.
Oh, in the end Venus wore the separates from the collection in Miami…
Claire, it’s definitely not white enough for Wimbledon. As for other athletes, Jarmila Wolfe.
Ok, ive been holding these thoughts about ELEVEN clothing line since 2013. I strongly believe ELEVEN collections are BORING, the dresses, the tops, the skirts are all basic designs, the only thing stand out about ELEVEN is they just changed the pattern/print of the clothing every year, if you take away the prints, its just basic boring designs.
I like the eleven clothing before 2012, it was more daring, original, n one of a kind.
Although the 2014 Wimbledon dress was exception, it was the best dress eleven ever designed.