Continuing my 2017 Fashion Retrospections, it’s time to review Venus Williams‘ own sports clothing brand EleVen. In general, V picks a different outfit for every match, as she wants to display a variety of combinations from her latest collections. In this overview I will show one or two outfits per tournament and describe the collection in question.
Venus Williams started her season in the wonderful Thika range, one of my favorite EleVen prints, as I love the purple base and the way the interlocked stripes look like the dying sunrays of a tropical sunset.
Thika clothes also accompanied Venus en route to the all-Williams Australian Open final and even though the Competitor Dress was the collection’s leading item, the American decided to play the title match in the EleVen Thika Glide Back Tank and Flutter Skirt.
During the one match V played in St. Petersburg this year, we enjoyed seeing the above-mentioned Competitor Dress from the Thika line.
In Indian Wells, the 37-year-old sported the Intrepid group of clothes, characterized by a graphic print in black and white, brightened up with pops of colors limelight and berry.
Here we can see the seven-time Grand Slam champion pairing a pure white Jammin Skirt with the EleVen Intrepid Excel Tank and printed Intrepid Visor.
En route to the semifinals in Miami, Venus exposed berry items from the Intrepid collection.
The Datura clothes saw the light of the day only during Venus’ one match in Charleston, when she lost to Laura Siegemund wearing the white EleVen Datura Excel Tank, paired with the collection’s leaf-printed skirt and visor.
After the tropical sunsets, graphics and leaves, Venus chose diamonds for her appearances on European red clay. In Rome we enjoyed the EleVen Diamond Love Tank and its matching visor, combined with a simple white pleated skirt.
Even though Venus is the queen of prints, every collection offers solid pieces for a more subdued look, like this combination of a timeless black skirt and the royal Diamond Trapeze Tank featuring print trims and cute strappy design.
Surprisingly, Venus brought no new designs to the table at Wimbledon, maybe because of the fatal car accident she was involved in just weeks before the tournament, so during her run to the final she wore items from EleVen’s previous collections, most notably the EleVen Core Love Tank and Core Flutter Skirt.
Celebrating the embroidery technique of our grandma’s and its rose needlework, Venus created the Needlepoint collection and launched it at the Rogers Cup in Toronto.
The range offers skirts, tops, leggings, bags, and many other items, while here we can see Venus in the EleVen Needlepoint Trine Tank with stylish criss-cross straps and the Flutter Skirt.
The Needlepoint group also includes solid cherry items, as we could see at the Western & Southern Open in Cincinnati.
The dress is characterized by a geometric tangerine/toast/black print, asymmetrical trim at the neckline and asymmetrical cut of the V on the back.
Inspired by Frida Kahlo, Venus designed the Floral Brocade clothes. In Hong Kong we saw the EleVen Floral Brocade Glide Back Tank and the Recoil Skirt.
For her last tournament in 2017, the WTA Finals in Singapore, Venus prepared the Primitive Dots collection that combines a dotted geometric pattern dominated by peony blue color. Above you can see the EleVen Primitive Dots Iso Top with asymmetrical colorblocking and below the Center Stage Cap Sleeve with printed contrast waist.
From a number of bottoms available in the Primitive Dots collection, V chose the asymmetric wrap Fly Skirt for her appearance at the prestigious season-ending tournament.
What do you think about Venus’ 2017 prints? Which one is your favorite? Or would you rather pick solids from her collections? My No.1 choice is the Thika line, while I also like the Datura and Needlepoint clothes.