Barbie is celebrating her 60th birthday this month, so Sergio Tacchini decided to create a tennis range inspired by the famous doll. Czech Barbora Strycova promoted the collection’s colorful tank and skort this week at the BNP Paribas Open, before losing to Simona Halep in the second round on Friday.
The outfit’s abstract print is taken from the Totally Hair Barbie dress, with the official colors aqua and magenta chosen by Mattel for the diamond anniversary.
Besides this tank and skort, Sergio Tacchini’s Barbie collection includes this cotton T-shirt featuring the face of the first Barbie doll launched in 1959, a visor, wristbands and no-show socks.
Below the contrast Sergio Tacchini logo you can see the word “Barbie” written in the recognizable cursive font.
Strycova is not the only player connecting the tennis world to the iconic doll. WTA No.1 Naomi Osaka has been honored with her own Barbie, as Mattel celebrated International Women’s Day and included the young tennis star in the latest Barbie Role Models.
It looks like a pile of candies threw up on her dress. Absolutely DISASTER!
WORST TENNIS DESIGN OF THE YEAR.
If they were to do a tie dye print, they should mix it with some solid color in 1/3 of the area of the outfit!
Sergio Tacchini should learn something from Eleven designs!.
Congrats to World #1 Naomi Osaka on her Barbie doll likeness, although the face doesn’t look much like hers. On the other hand, that tennis dress isn’t eye-appealing at all. There’s nothing on it that makes me think of a Barbie doll.
The shape of the dress looks good on Barbora, but I agree the print is too candy-like. I like the white t-shirt with half Barbie face, though.
As for Naomi’s doll, it looks much older than the tennis player and less charming. However, it’s awesome that Mattel recognized Naomi’s success and honored her.