Ornate, elegant attire from the early days of tennis in 19th century Victorian England is the inspiration for FUTURE CITIES, created by Manu Varas. Refined classical designs like pleated skirts and Norfolk jackets are combined with sportswear elements and high tech materials to create a futuristic wear look.
In 2017, we invited Manu to join our designer in residence program.
With our help, she was able to push her vision further: the collection’s highlight is embroidery crafted with LED lights. Flowers inspired by elegant English gardens home to ‘tea and tennis parties’ are the underlying theme. To give them a futuristic appearance, they have been created in various colors and forms using LEDs, as well as PVC tubing, which transports the light.