World number three Jessica Pegula is this year’s top Adidas representative, so we’ll overview all the company’s 2022 tennis collections by showing you the American’s on-court photos as part of our annual Fashion Retrospections. The three-stripes brand is famous for their efforts to stop the use of virgin polyester, so recycled fabrics in their top performance apparel are nothing new, but this season we had an introduction of innovative gender-neutral designs in tennis fashion.
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Pegula started the year at the Melbourne Summer Set 2 WTA 250 tournament, where she sported the Adidas NY Match Tank in carbon from last season’s Adidas New York collection, whose earth tones and prints were inspired by the herringbone pattern of the brand’s Barricade tennis shoe.
In Sydney, Pegula wore a wonder white version of the above-mentioned full-coverage top with ribbed neckband.
In February, Adidas surprised us with colorful safari prints created in cooperation with South African designer Rich Mnisi. Pegula’s Adidas Rich Mnisi Tank features a grey leopard print and pops of green at the shoulders and hem. The Adidas Rich Mnisi Skirt is pure black with laser-cut holes above the hem. The pattern of eye-catching inner tights draws inspiration from the wildlife and bustling cities of South Africa.
During the Doha doubles trophy ceremony, Pegula rocked the memorable Adidas Rich Mnisi Jacket which features inner mesh lining and front pockets.
At the Miami Open, Pegula opted for an all-black look with vibrants shorts peeking through.
At the Charleston Open, Pegula introduced an outfit from Adidas’ Paris collection, featuring cutouts inspired by plants and nature that can be seen in greenhouses surrounding the Grand Slam tennis stadium.
The American paired the Adidas Paris Y-Tank with the Adidas Paris Match Skirt that has subtle botanical-inspired graphics on the sides.
At Roland Garros, Jess opted for a black and white combo.
The entire Adidas collection that WTA players wore at Wimbledon featured laser-cuts and textural patterns inspired by Morse code. Pegula’s Adidas Parley London Match Tank was a loose-fitting design with overlapping back panels and contrast trim details on the armholes. She paired it with the Adidas Core Gameset Match Skirt.
At tournaments leading up to the season’s final Grand Slam, Pegula promoted the Adidas US Series Match Tank, an airy design featuring an overlapped back hem. Its vibrant print represents the colors of a healthy ocean, as the brand continues to maximize the use of recycled materials and incorporate garments made with Parley Ocean Plastic. The American balanced the outfit with the pure black Adidas Core Gameset Match Skirt.
At the US Open, Adidas collaborated with South African luxury designer Thebe Magugu to create a new concept: a comfortable gender-neutral fit. The top-performance apparel includes UNITEFIT technology, created and tested on a range of sizes and genders to provide comfortable unisex style with inclusive sizing. Prime example is this Adidas Unitefit New York Sleeveless Top worn by Pegula in New York. To complete the look, Pegula chose these orange Adidas Barricades.
At the WTA Finals, Pegula debuted the Adidas Limited Edition Dress, a sleeveless, slim-fitting design inspired by the jerseys you see on the soccer pitches. The asymmetrical print is black on one side and blurry colorful on the other. The American’s shoes in Fort Worth were Adidas Barricades in white / silver metallic / bright cyan.
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