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: a high fashion, high function, luxury tennis collection.
With a passion equal parts sport and fashion, the pair takes its inspiration from the likes of glamorous 1920s French tennis star Suzanne Lenglen and iconic designer Azzedine Alaïa. A first of its kind, L’Etoile Sport promises to bring elegant style back to tennis—on and off the court. Among the first to tackle high fashion performance wear, Griswold and Philip’s cutting edge vision creates a niche untapped market.
L’Etoile Sport’s innovative design and luxe fabrications speak to the designers’ high fashion approach to classic activewear. The premiere collection offers 12 key pieces, each made with superb attention to detail and body-conscious styling. Ultra feminine, elegant and functional, the clothes celebrate chic international style and the brand’s philosophy: play all day.
Griswold and Philip’s shared appreciation for fashion, athletics, and philanthropy proves an obvious common thread, but it’s a distinct yin-yang quality that energizes their collaboration. Growing up in Philadelphia, Hannah found grace and discipline in ballet, while Yesim developed bold athleticism on the basketball court as a professional player in Turkey. Griswold brings branding and strategic marketing to Yesim’s creative direction. Together, they are L’Etoile Sport.