Roger Federer is set to make waves in the fashion industry with the upcoming launch of his RF sunglasses line in partnership with Oliver Peoples. The retired tennis legend, who is known for his impeccable style, revealed that his inspiration for the shades comes from Tom Cruise’s character in Mission Impossible II. Federer was particularly drawn to the iconic scene in which Cruise receives his mission wearing stylish sunglasses.
In addition to their stylish design, Federer emphasized the importance of function for the sunglasses, given his on-the-go lifestyle. He stressed the need for frames that are solid around the head and won’t fall off with the first flick of the neck. Federer’s attention to detail and commitment to quality is evident in all aspects of his life, including his fashion choices.
Oliver Peoples CEO Rocco Basilico praised Federer’s fashion sense, stating that he perfectly embodies the ethos of the brand. Federer’s RF sunglasses line is just one of many business ventures the retired athlete has pursued since ending his quarter-century career.
He has also maintained endorsement deals with brands like Uniqlo and Rolex and reclaimed ownership of his eponymous RF logo in 2020 after parting ways with Nike two years earlier. With his fashion-forward sensibilities and entrepreneurial spirit, it’s clear that Federer’s influence will extend far beyond the tennis court.