In November, I gave you a sneak peek at Venus Williams‘ EleVen designs for the first half of the year and now it’s time to see what the tennis star will wear during the rest of the season. There are five new collections ready to hit the courts: Bonita, Phoenix, Flashes, Iman and Oiseau.
During the BB&T Atlanta Open exhibition against Madison Keys on Sunday, Venus continued to wear the Love Leopard range launched at Roland Garros, in particular the bustier-inspired Pounce Dress, the collection’s most provocative piece, but at the upcoming tournaments we’re expecting V to debut the Bonita apparel, which is already available at Tennis Warehouse.
There’s not much new going on here, the cuts are typical EleVen and again V is introducing a print, this time one that combines colors orange, blue nights and white. The American’s Bonita style of choice includes the strappy Avail Tank and the colorblocked Elevate Swing Skirt,
The model with bangs is wearing the EleVen Bonita Traverse Long Sleeve, featuring print trims and banded bottom hem, and a solid orange version of the collection’s pleated skirt, while the model with ponytail showcases the Bonita Love Tank, a classic EleVen design with contrast binding at neck, and the Bonita Fly Skirt.
At the US Open, Venus is expected to wear the Phoenix collection. It would be awesome if she could sport these over-the-knee socks at the tournament! The dress looks very similar to the Volley Dress from the Ikat collection from this year’s Indian Wells, doesn’t it?
During the Asian Swing, Venus is expected to present the EleVen Flashes collection. Halter necklines are quite common in Venus’ designs. The first one that crosses my mind is the Apex Tank from the Goddess collection.
A tribal print with solid blocks of navy will be Venus’ choice for October 2019. The collection is called Iman.
Venus’ fashion year will finish with birds from the Oiseau collection. So far we’ve had countless geometric, tie-dye, abstract, tribal, floral, and other patterns by EleVen, but I think this is the first time that Venus is incorporating birds.
EleVen heavily relies on prints, but all collections feature a good amount of solids, so there’s a variety of combinations that tennis players of different style preferences can make. Even though I like the majority of these outfits, especially the dress from the Phoenix collection, I’d like Venus to start exploring other ways of attracting attention to her fashion other than coming up with different prints from one collection to another. Do you agree?