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A history of Tennis Fashion

A history of Tennis Fashion

Since 1877, Wimbledon Tennis has been one of the most recognised tennis championships, hosting hundreds of royals, celebrities, and visitors from around the world and playing a central role in the foundation of many famous tennis careers. As far back as the nineteenth century, the accepted tennis outfit for players were plain white, long-sleeved shirts and trousers for men and full-length corseted white dresses and hats for women. It was not until the 1920s and 1930s that the players, (particularly the female players), began to experiment with their clothing. Shorter skirts, shorts and sleeveless tops were all introduced, some more daring than others, to provide ease of movement and an expression of individual personality and style. While tennis style evolved to be practical and comfortable this was never at the expense of fashion. High-profile athletes like Serena Williams and Maria Sharapova found their own ways to have fun with their outfits, (think tennis dresses made of lace and even denim) and often attract as much attention for what they wear as their backhands. Tennis outfits have often inspired the masses too, like the white V-neck sweater used by Bill Tilden, still today remaining a classic staple in men’s fashion. Advances ...
by Les 100 Ciels Team on June 19, 2018
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Les 100 Ciels at All Points East

Les 100 Ciels at All Points East

Summer is approaching and together with it some exciting news of a ten-day musical festival hitting London this May. This brand new ten day event, named All Points East, will first run from Friday 25 May 2018 until the 28th of May at the city’s Victoria Park, followed by a four – day community – focused programme, packed with comedy, food, outdoor cinema and more to reflect the vibrancy of its surrounding area. The event is split between the opening festival, as well as standalone headline acts by Catfish & The Bottlemen, The National and Nick Cave & The Bad Seeds. Get your tickets now as they are going fast! With tickets ranging between £59.95 and £259.95, All Points East line-up and schedule is as follows: Friday 25th May: Kicking off with the iconic LCD Soundsystem headlining the stage , the event will follow with artists such as Phoenix, the eclectic Glass Animals, electronic pioneer Richie Hawtin and Berlin club titans Dixon and George Fitzgerald; all together creating a one-of-a-kind experience of unmissable live music. Saturday 26th May: Following this amazing line-up comes the equally spectacular Saturday night in which the acclaimed The xx will be performing their signature ...
by Les 100 Ciels Team on May 25, 2018
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Top Picks- Frieze Art Fair

Top Picks- Frieze Art Fair

Frieze art fair, the art world’s version of Fashion week is dedicated to bringing together all forms of contemporary art. It also acts as a source of inspiration for those passionate about art and design. Presenting the work of emerging and internationally established artists, Frieze also gives a voice to prevalent topics and debates, becoming the most significant week in London’s cultural calendar. With such a large range of installations and artwork being displayed, we have created a selection of our personal favourites! Read on to discover more. Yuki Kimura Kimura’s work uses imagery to explore the relationship between depicted and actual space, showing consideration of the viewer as a medium inbetween the imagery and situations that they may encounter. The “Katsura” installation is an exploration of themes such as time and dimension in concurrence to the present space where the installations have been placed.     Billie Zangewa From a new series called “Love and Happiness”, five angular tapestries, created from refused silk, depict diaristic scenes of everyday life in which Zangewa herself features frequently. Seeking to articulate the female experience, both personal and universal, displaying her own intersectional identity as a black woman living in South Africa   .   Sex Work ...
by Les 100 Ciels Team on October 20, 2017
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