About L’Etoile Sport
Founders & Story
When Hannah Griswold and Yesim Philip went looking for chic, sophisticated apparel to wear on the tennis court, and couldn’t find exactly what they were looking for, they decided to get to work. The result, high fashion, high function, luxury tennis
On and Off the court collection which debuted on July 2012.
FALL 2013: L’etoile sport returns with a new line of functional, feminine and fashionable tennis wear that inspires the athletic fashionista to celebrate feeling good in her body. “ Play all day, “ is the athletic company’s motto and line’s five new looks promise to outfit the contemporary player on and off the court.
A Personal interest in finding fashionable athletic wear is at the route of ceo and creative director Yesim Philip’s vision comfort, functionality, and style.Coco Chanel famously stated that she “ invented sports suits for me. Not because other women were playing sports, but because I was playing them. “ The same is true with Philip, whose background as a professional athlete influences every aspect of her designs. Philip comments, “ The styles are create for me-I want to look good on the court and off the court. “
Philip is dedicated to keeping the tradition of tennis as a fashion forward sport alive, infusing her line with the glamour of tennis wear past. High on her of muses is Suzanne Lenglen, who caused a sensation nearly a century ago winning Olympic gold at Antwerb in a kit by Patou, making tennis dressing standard for modern women. In honor of the sport’s sartorial history L’Etoile Sport offers every style in crisp white, a nod to its preppy past.
This season’s looks are rooted in Yesim’s glamour meets-comfort-vision. On trend details like drop waists, pleated and flare skorts, and eyelet are expertly crafted out of Meryl, jersey mesh and jersey lace. New palette of dark grays updates and adds edge to feminine, versatile pieces, inspired by Philip’s home, New York City.