L’Etoile Sport is an American sportswear brand that fuses fashion with function. The collection, known for its clean lines, luxurious fabrics, and classically modern designs, includes tennis, golf, and activewear. The silhouettes worn by early female tennis players and the sport’s enduring glamour are constant inspirations for L’Etoile Sport. “Play all day” is the company motto, a nod to the collection’s multipurpose, on-and-off-the-court appeal. The rapidly-growing company launched in summer 2012 at the Meadow Club in Southampton. Its elegance, comfort, and understated chic has resonated with tastemakers from the beginning.
Yesim Philip is the CEO, creative director and designer of L’Etoile Sport. An avid runner and tennis player, she grew up in Turkey, where she played professional basketball. Her athletic background and personal style informs all of her designs. “I wanted to have the same feelings about my clothes on the court as I do off the court,” she says. Yesim lives in New York City with her husband and three children. She is a dedicated member of the Central Park Conservancy Women’s Committee.