- Kristopher Fraser |
Although they are one of America's most iconic brands, Polo Ralph Lauren's uniforms for the British tradition known as the Wimbledon tennis championship have become an honored tradition.It's taken 11 years, but the label has updated their designs for Wimbledon's on-court officials including chair umpires, line umpires, and ball boys and girls. The uniforms will officially make their debut next month when the tournaments begin at The All England Lawn Tennis Club in Wimbledon, London.
The ball boy and girl uniforms have been updated to include a performance pique knit shirt with stretch and moisture-wicking properties. Girls will wear a navy short and boys will have navy shorts. The uniforms also have accents of green and purple, which is a new addition.
The women's umpire outfit will feature a pinstriped navy blazer, wide leg trouser and a bias cut skirt with a mother of pearl button. The men's sport coat has a navy pinstripe with three buttons, a notch collar, and patch pockets. The dress shirt worn by both the male and female umpires is made from a fine yarn with a soft hand. The umpires' trousers are white, and both male and female umpires will wear white tennis sweaters with purple and green stripes around the v-neck.
The Polo Ralph Lauren Wimbledon Collection will be sold at select Ralph Lauren stores, online, and through wholesale partners. Merchandise will also be sold during the tournament, which runs from June 27 to July 10, at the Wimbledon shop and online.
“Ralph Lauren Corporation is honored to continue its part in the rich sporting tradition and history of tennis at Wimbledon on its 130th anniversary,” said Ralph Lauren in a statement.
Wimbledon is attended by an average of 490,000 visitors with global news access of over 1 billion viewers across 200 territories. The digital audience boats nearly 50 million unique visitors across Wimbledon Web sites, social channels, social channels, and apps.