Serena Williams unbothered by criticism of her style

Serena Williams is never worried about what people think of her personal style.The tennis champ, who recently lost to Simona Halep in the Wimbledon Ladies Singles final, has come out on top of U.S. magazine Sports Illustrated’s fourth annual Fashionabl…

Serena Williams is never worried about what people think of her personal style.

The tennis champ, who recently lost to Simona Halep in the Wimbledon Ladies Singles final, has come out on top of U.S. magazine Sports Illustrated’s fourth annual Fashionable 50 list, which honours the most fashionable athletes.

While Serena is known for her bold style on and off the tennis court, and has often been targeted by critics for her choices, she admitted to the publication that she spends very little time worrying about the opinions of others.

“People always have things to say when you’re wearing fashion. It could be good things. It could be bad things. I don’t care what people say. I’m like just so past it-you could say whatever you want to say,” the star, who shares 22-month-old daughter Olympia with husband Alexis Ohanian, commented. “Honestly, you’re allowed to have your opinion. My life is far too complicated to worry about people that want to say mean things. I have a daughter, I have a family, I have a career. I have too much to worry about.”

Elsewhere in the interview, Serena explained that her whole career “has been really about tennis and fashion”.

She studied at fashion school as a teenager and while her previous clothing collections, including her Signature Statement collection for the Home Shopping Network (HSN), didn’t catch on, she is adamant her new S by Serena line will be different.

“I tried it before and it didn’t work. Then I sat down and invested in myself and really put a really good effort behind it. Now I really get to express myself. I get to see how you can wear fashion so many different ways and how you can represent yourself. I have this whole big vision of what S by Serena is going to be,” the 37-year-old added.

Other athletes on Sport Illustrated’s list included Odell Beckham Jr., Lewis Hamilton, Maria Sharapova, Cristiano Ronaldo, Tom Brady, LeBron James, and Dwyane Wade.

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Tom Ford serves up satin and velvet for fall 19 collection

Tom Ford has offered up a collection of satin and velvet pieces for his fall/winter 2019 collection.The American designer kicked off New York Fashion Week on Wednesday night (06Feb19) with a show held at the Park Avenue Armory, and the presentation dre…

Tom Ford has offered up a collection of satin and velvet pieces for his fall/winter 2019 collection.

The American designer kicked off New York Fashion Week on Wednesday night (06Feb19) with a show held at the Park Avenue Armory, and the presentation drew in a number of celebrities, including Karlie Kloss, Poppy Delevingne, Ansel Elgort, Danai Gurira, Odell Beckham Jr., Sebastian Stan, Joe Alwyn, and Rich the Kid.

Regarding the theme of the range, Ford explained that he had decided to tone down his signature glamorous aesthetic in favour of a subtler feel, with his decision influenced by the uncertainty surrounding U.S. politics and the controversial policies of President Donald Trump at the moment.

“I’ve never really been a designer who’s talked about a moment in time, how that’s influenced what I design, but you can’t escape the news,” he said, according to Vogue.com. “I feel frustrated and agitated and exhausted. And I don’t want to wear anything particularly challenging or anything particularly aggressive.”

To begin, model Anok Yai opened the show in aubergine-hued satin trousers, a periwinkle shirt, satin pink platform pumps, a light pink neck tie and a purple faux fur hat.

A series of similar outfits followed, each sticking with the same colour palette except for touches of brown, steel grey or Champagne gold. Gigi Hadid strutted her stuff in red satin trousers, a red velvet blazer and plum-coloured top, while Joan Smalls modelled a black tuxedo with white faux fur hat.

Part way through the spectacle, Ford introduced a line of head-to-toe black ensembles consisting of satin trench coats, sharply tailored trousers, leather-look trousers and hoodies, while to conclude, the designer offered up a range of sleek evening dresses, with highlights including a black gown with chain detailing on the bodice, a floaty lilac number and the finale piece, a silver gown with cape detail.

New York Fashion Week continues on Thursday with shows from Tadashi Shoji, Elie Tahari, and Badgley Mischka.

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