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Tennis-Core: The Zendaya in Challengers Effect!

If Challengers didn’t make you instantly fall in love with Tashi Duncan’s on-court style, then this edit sure will.


If you just saw Challengers and walked out of the cinema completely obsessed – you’re not alone. We’re here to serve the ultimate Tashi Duncan inspired edit for you.

To catch you up, Luca Guadagnino’s Challengers is a tennis-centric love triangle story that ties together the tangled past and present of fictional tennis prodigies played by Zendaya, Mike Faist, and Josh O’Connor. The messy storyline, heart-palpitating soundtrack, and fierce rivalries within Challengers make for an instant classic. But, taking the top seed for us within this world of junior competitive tennis is, unequivocally, the looks. In this edit, we’ll unpack Tashi Duncan’s tennis racquet bag, and recreate some iconic fits from the film.

It’s not just Zendaya pulling off ‘tennis-core’ alone, rather a whole host of contributors that make the costume design in this movie so mesmerising. Jonathan Anderson, whose name you might be familiar with as the Creative Director of Loewe, outfits Challengers in his first step into the film industry. So, it comes as no surprise that many of Zendaya’s looks, both on and off the screen feature Loewe’s reknowned minimal luxury aesthetic. Vogue describes Anderson’s costume design as a “love letter to normal clothes”, highlighting recurring pieces within the film, like the grey ‘I TOLD YA’ tee that we’re expecting to become synonymous with the Challengers aesthetic.

As Tashi would say, back to the tennis. We’re all familiar with tennis-core – collars, white-on-white, sweater vests, mini skirts, and expensive jewellery. It’s what we’ve grown up expecting to see donned by the bourgeoisie at the country club each Summer. But at the core of it, tennis is a game for everyone, and sporting the style should be no different.

One of our favourite fits from Tashi comes from her flashback scenes, kitted out in an all-white tennis skirt and sleek braided ponytail. The joy that we get from watching her dart across the court with such chutzpah accentuates the classic clothing set. Alo’s Charmed Tennis Dress captures this essence, and with it, you’ll be channelling your inner Grand Slam Champion in no time.

Reformation’s Farrah Active Dress made from recycled materials is suitable both on and off the court, best paired with tall socks and Veja Volleys. For a more active-wear inspired look, NET-A-PORTER stocks a range of lululemon basics designed especially for tennis. Rally around their Jersey polo shirt, and open-knit tennis skirt for a modern take on a classic style. With these items, you’ll be free to move about and get that heart rate pumping, whilst also keeping your cool – an important key to success in tennis.

Finally, for those overcast and windy afternoons, opt for Alo’s Tennis Club V-Neck Pullover, outlined by a classy double stripe. We just know this is a piece Tashi would be running to get her hands on before her next tournament.

Challengers is a tennis movie about so much more than just tennis and, to us here at Monde, the looks of tennis-core both on and off the screen take the winning shot. Zendaya perfectly encapsulates this style by committing to the bit in every way possible, and frankly, that’s an indication that we should all be following suit. The Zendaya in Challengers effect has taken hold, and all that’s left to do is take our seat and enjoy the game.

Edit by Joseph Kitschke
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