This season, Porsche Design Sport continues its partnership with three outstanding figures of sport that personify the brand’s commitment to integrity and excellence.
Three-times Olympic Gold medalist and two-times America’s Cup winner Jochen Schümann collaborates for his fourth season of development on the Porsche Design Sport sailing range.
World-renowned football coach José Mourinho and six-times Grand Slam champion Stefan Edberg enter their third season of partnership, reflecting a personal enthusiasm for the brand’s revolutionary sports technology and minimalist, modern design.

Stefan Edberg

Jose Mourinho

Jochen Schumann

The new Porsche Design Sport collection will be available worldwide from July 2011 in Porsche Design stores, adidas Sport Performance Concept stores, shop-in-shops and high-end department stores.

Porsche Design Sport is a collaboration between the adidas brand and the luxury brand Porsche Design.
Launched in 2006, the Porsche Design Sport collection fuses engineering excellence with an inherent commitment to refined style. The range of luxury sportswear utilises the industry’s most advanced technologies in concert with luxurious, exclusive materials, performance-enhanced details and impeccable craftsmanship.

Some photos of the tennis collection:
Tennis collection
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The Museum holds personal collections of equipment, dress and archive material relating to Wimbledon champions, pioneer players and stars of the court from each generation. This collection is continually updated with new material from competitors on the current professional circuit.

If you enjoy tennis, history of tennis and want to know more about Wimbledon behind the scenes, a visit to the Wimbledon Museum is a must-do. You can also take a Wimbledon guided tour, read my recap here.

A few pics of the player memorabilia collection.

Wimbledon Museum

Outfit worn by Bjorn Borg when he won his fifth consecutive Wimbledon victory in 1980: close-fitting Fila shirt, short shorts, headband, wristband, socks and Diadora shoes.

Wimbledon Museum

Wimbledon Museum
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Wimbledon Museum: Serena Williams

The Wimbledon Museum features a Fashion zone: from long white skirts and flannel trousers through frilly knickers to the contemporary style of Serena and Venus Williams. A full section is dedicated to Ted Tinling, tennis most famous fashion designer.

Wimbledon Museum: Ted Tinling

Extract from Chris Gorringe‘s book Holding Court :

“Born in 1910, Ted did practically every job there was in tennis, although bizarrely will be best known for a pair of lace pants. As a teenager he used to go to the French Riviera in the winter, for reasons of ill-health. While there, he umpired matches and soon shot to prominence as Suzanne Lenglen‘s favourite umpire. Although he never told me his history, he was a good tennis player himself, taking part in tournaments while in the south of France.

He became a master of ceremonies at Wimbledon, escorting the players onto court for their matches. During the war, he went off to the intelligence service, and returned to find himself horrified at the state of women’s tennis. Their attire that is. So appalled was he at the functional outfits worn by the 1940s champions Louise Brough and Margaret Osbourne that he set about designing prettier, more fashionable items.
However, the outfit that he made for Gussie Moran, which she wore in 1949, proved a step too far. The panties had half an inch of lace trim showing, and with the 84-year-old dowager Queen Mary due to attend, the All England Club committee went into a minor panic. She did not in fact attend, but the damage had been done, and Tinling was thrown into exile. He was not seen in Wimbledon for 20 years, which I think says more about the committee at the time than the pants. No pants can be that outrageous, although one committee member was said to have bellowed at Tinling:

You have put sin and vulgarity into tennis!

Pics of Gertrude ‘Gussie’ Moran (AP photo)


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As the official outfitter of Wimbledon, Ralph Lauren celebrates the tournament’s 125th anniversary by introducing the 2011 Wimbledon collection, featuring limited edition styles you can wear on and off the court.

Five years ago, Polo Ralph Lauren was the first designer to create official uniforms for the tournament in Wimbledon’s history. This year’s polo shirts are designed with an embroidered “125th” logo, an anniversary crest and purple-and-green cross-body stripe, reflecting the traditional colours of the Championships.

The Polo Ralph Lauren Wimbledon collection is available at select Ralph Lauren stores and online at RalphLauren.com.

Ralph Lauren - Wimbledon uniforms

Ralph Lauren - Wimbledon uniforms

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Wimbledon 2011: Andy Murray adidas Outfit

Wimbledon 2011: Andy Murray adidas Outfit

Wimbledon 2011: Andy Murray adidas Outfit

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