This year I’m finishing my Fashion Retrospections with Asics‘ representative Julia Goerges. This is actually the first time I’m including Asics in my annual fashion overviews and it’s all thanks to the German who enjoyed a wonderful 2018 season which saw her climb to a career-high ranking of No.9 (at the moment she’s No.14), play the semifinals of Wimbledon and win two WTA titles.
Goerges lifted the champion’s trophy at the first tournament she played in 2018, the ASB Classic in Auckland, where she wore the Asics Spring Athlete AO Dress. The same stretch construction with famous Gel-Cool technology on the back the German wore at the Australian Open.
After the season’s first Grand Slam, Goerges introduced separates from the spring collection.
As you will see, all Asics’ designs this season leaned on the same design features: racerback, Gel-Cool moisture management, side slits, square neckline, and contrast taping.
At claycourt tournaments leading up to Roland Garros, Goerges opted for an orange look from head to toe.
As you can see, a keyhole cutout on the back is also a constant in Asics’ designs.
It was an unusual choice to go for plain black at the French Open, but it turned out that Goerges’ simple Asics Spring Speed Dress was among the best in Paris, as it captivated with its performance features that are noticeable at closer look and the cut fit her to perfection.
In the Wimbledon tune-up period, Goerges rocked black separates, similar to the Roland Garros dress.
No surprises at Wimbledon, as Goerges introduced a white version of a tank and skirt design present throughout the season.
In Montreal, Cincinnati and New Haven, the German introduced a textured white tank and its matching Asics Fall Court Skirt, a simple wrap design with contrast stitching.
Asics’ looks are all similar, but I admire that they nurture sporty femininity and simple designs that flatter different body types.
Also, we’re used to seeing excessive details in contemporary WTA fashion, but Asics sticks to subtlety.
This Fall Gel-Cool Athlete Tank and Fall Athlete Skirt were the 30-year-old’s fashion picks for her closing tournaments of the 2018 season, starting from Wuhan and ending with Zhuhai.
Do you like it that Asics sticks to traditional sporty style, without prints, lace, and other features common in WTA fashion nowadays?
I like the Asics clothes as they have nice colours and their designs are not to tricky. But they don’t have a lot of variety.
CLT, all their 2018 outfits were more or less the same, true. They should try harder to create more variety while still keeping outfits sporty, simple and functional.