Anyone For Tennis?

ellesse is celebrating its 50th anniversary with the design competition CREATE TENNIS ART. Uber cool illustrator and typographer Si Scott designed the flyer and will be part of the jury; the iconic Italian sportswear brand has also collaborated with textile print superstar Kate Gibb and Greek animation genius Babis Alexiadis (check his animation here). Two great inspirations to enter the competition!

ellesse is now unveiling the results of a competition organised in collaboration with the London College of Fashion. The brand commissioned students from BA (Hons) Fashion Contour and BA (Hons) Active Sportswear to design a garment that reflects the brand’s heritage in tennis – and the results are rather impressive! The winner of the first prize is Eva Lai who is studying BA (Hons) Fashion Contour. Go Her! The winning designs will feature on the ellesse 50th Anniversary site and will be showed during the ellesse 50th anniversary party in Rome in July 2009. Eva will attend the event in Rome as part of her prize and also receive £1,500 and a fully paid 3 month design-based work placement.

You too could be part of the ellesse 50th anniversary celebrations, win €4,500 and be sent to the ellesse 50th anniversary event where your work will be on display. An opportunity you shouldn’t miss...

All you have to do is create a piece of art or design to commemorate the ellesse 50th anniversary inspired by the brand’s Italian heritage and sporting roots in tennis. The categories for the competition range from fashion and textiles, right through to fine art, sculpture, street art, graphics and digital. Deadline is May 10th and all the details and application form can be found on the ellesse site.

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