Sporting Elegance on the Courts: A Le Sonnet Story
‘Sports’ and ‘Elegance’ are two words not often put together, especially when sports are often seen as competitive, rough and tough.
Yet there is elegance in many of the sports that we enjoy: the gentle play of golf and croquet, the fast and exciting zing of fencing, and the powerful form of tennis where each serve and each swing is testament to the athlete’s intelligence and strength.
Le Sonnet embodies that very elegance in sports that we admire, in its values, workmanship and design.
Le Sonnet, The Origins
Le Sonnet du Vert is French for ‘Green Sonnet’. It was derived from the two loves of Founder and CEO, Hyo Jin Jun: poetry and sports. It is thus her wish to have sports apparel that is both functional and joyful to wear, that can be poetic on the field, and express personality. A sports enthusiast herself, she focuses on creating golf and tennis wear for chic and elegant women with this purpose in mind.
In fact, the collection was inspired by Vertvert. Vertvert was born from a very small yet joyful imagination – a charming little caterpillar living on the green that does his little trick to give a hole-in-one to a player of his liking but sometimes could play naughty by pushing away the ball.
In is in these inspired imaginations and poems that creation come to life.
Designed for Effortless Play
Le Sonnet has beautifully designed their women’s sport apparel to not only be elegant, but incredibly comfortable to wear. It provides mobility, with its light fabric materials and voluminous cuts. It helps women make that perfect swing on the golf course, or a critical dive to return a serve from her opponent.
Performance in the field of sports is essential, and Le Sonnet ensures that every play is effortless. Never play in discomfort or let anything get in the way of your competitive edge.
Fun, Flirty, Sporty
Yet Le Sonnet is more than performance. It is style and fashion.
We love how fun and flirty Le Sonnet has designed its sports apparel, when many other brands offer the usual range. The bold candy colours in the Cotton One-Piece Dress give a young playful vibe that is hard to ignore.
It is for its versatility that we find this outfit especially beguiling. No longer are we restrained, but instead, let free to style our look the way we want.
Pair the dress with a turtleneck for a retro look that’s out of a page of Vogue.
Or sport on a pair of stretch leggings for a different look.
Or you could tie a Dior scarf around the collar and put on Chanel shades to mix it up a bit.
Or simply use it as a cover-up for a day at the beach.
Details that Make the Difference
It is the details which Le Sonnet has carefully selected for its clothing range that has made it a popular and well-respected brand in South Korea. From the embroidered logos to the embellished zippers and ruffles, the eye to detail to design and craftmanship makes Le Sonnet a name for itself.
Le Sonnet Retro Mood Pique T is proof of this claim. Boldly introducing elements that are reminiscent of the 70s and 80s in its classic shirt, this look is unique and enchanting.
Colour blocking, ruffles and embroidered logos. Unthinkable in a sports blouse, yet Le Sonnet has shown us otherwise.
Casual Wear Redefined
Above all, we adore how the clothes are more than sports. One can naturally don on Le Sonnet’s apparel and meet up with friends at a café or run errands about Orchard Road. The outfits are stylish for city-living: elegant designs with added comfort on a hot blistering day.
And did we mention pockets? What woman does not appreciate the availability of pockets in a skirt as in Le Sonnet’s Pocket Volume Skirt.
A detail that is absolutely necessary, desired and even begged for, but often unconsidered in many other sporting apparel designs.
Design is more than making things palatable to the eye, but it is truly in understanding the needs of the user. Here, Le Sonnet excels.
It truly embodies ‘Sporting Elegance’, and we are for it.