It’s little surprise that Roger Federer is taking some fashion risks. He has, after all, widely been touted as Vogue editor-in-chief Anna Wintour’s crush (she left Jason Wu’s Resort Show minutes before it started to watch the tennis champ play at the French open). In tennis, a sport that favors a classic style, an avant-garde sensibility is not particularly welcome on the court.
Roger Federer’s Wimbledon outfit has created quite a stir, and we wonder whether Anna Wintour would approve of an outfit which caused the Telegraph’s Chief Sports Correspondent, Ian Chadband, to quip, “Good grief, you have to be a bit special or have a hell of a sense of humour to get away with this; think Usain Bolt in golden spikes or Ronaldo in primrose yellow boots.”
The Swiss tennis star wore a military-style jacket with a stand-up collar, epaulettes and golden zip (monogrammed with his initials RF in gold), over a gold-lamé-trimmed waistcoat and a white T-shirt emblazoned with his initials in gold. To finish off the look, Federer donned white sneakers with a glittery gold Nike swoosh and carried a white and gold man-bag.
When questioned about the ensemble worn by the 28-year-old, Nike said the look was intended to be more contemporary, while “still retaining the stylistic cues which make him stand out from the other players.”
Images courtesy of the Fashion Spot forums.