La Niña might have plans to dampen our summer, but the Australian Open is coming in hot. And now, the official outfitter for the 2022 Grand Slam has been named as none other than Ralph Lauren. Game, set, match made in heaven.
For the American legacy brand, polo shirts and tennis skirts reign supreme, so it makes sense for the two icons to team up for this collaboration.
“Ralph Lauren has defined a distinct sense of style for more than 50 years, and their fresh and modern style perspective is a perfect fit for the Australian Open,” AO tournament director Craig Tigley said in a statement. We couldn’t agree more.
As part of the partnership, Ralph Lauren will dress 4,000 staff in polo shirts, jackets, headwear and accessories in a bright and bold palette inspired by the tournament’s invigorating energy and playful spirit.
The commemorative collection will comprise of sustainable materials (including recycled polyester and nylon), along with performance-enhancing features, moisture-wicking properties and UV protection. Perfect for on and off the court.
For those of us not lucky enough to be heading along to the open, the collection is available to purchase in Ralph Lauren stores and online.
For those on site, Ralph Lauren and AO will be hosting a “create-your-own” pop up, allowing aficionados and fans to customise a selection of classic Ralph Lauren styles with specially designed motifs of their choosing.
While we’re counting down the days for the Australian Open to begin on January 17, we’ll be scrolling through the Ralph Lauren catalogue and waiting with anticipation to see our favourites, including Ash Barty, Naomi Osaka and Serena Williams take to the court.
Read more about the Australian Open Tennis Tournament here.