As we’re currently in the middle of yet another historic Wimbeldon tournament, we couldn’t think of a more appropriate time to reveal our latest “Lines We Love” article. We here at oliviapalermo.com wanted to recognize the amazing sportswear line MONREAL London that comes from the innovative forward thinking of designer, Stefani Grosse. While not only born into a tennis loving family but (to this day) competes at a variety of London clubs, Grosse never cared much for her typical tennis ensembles and decided she was going to be the one to do something about it. Bringing her 16 years of fashion design experience to the table and combining it with her knowledge of what is needed for peak performance, she’s brought the much anticipated cross-over of activewear into high-fashion. By merging the highest quality tech fabrics from Italy with today’s latest fashion trends (color blocking anyone?) Grosse has succeeded in producing a high-end luxury brand that takes your basic proper tennis whites and turns them into entirely unique and memorable pieces.
Founded only just two years ago, the MONREAL London brand has already expanded to being sold in top retailers like Harrods London, The Queen’s Club and on Yoox.com. For Summer 2013, she developed pieces that create striking geometric lines, contain on-trend color combinations with mesh and hardware accents, all of which are molded from top-of-the-line fabrics. As her resume lists time spent at both Calvin Klein and Donna Karen, as well as having past designs worn by Hollywood A-listers on the Oscar red carpet, Stefani Grosse shows us all her style expertise and makes all of us eager to try our luck out on the courts.
Click to shop our favorites from Summer 2013 collection:
See the official Summer 2013 lookbook below: