FILA and Miansai Launch Limited-Edition Footwear Designs
(FILA North America) - FILA and Miansai have linked up to launch two limited-edition sneaker styles. The iconic sportstyle brand and Miami-based accessories company have designed footwear for men and women, available exclusively through Miansai.
The collaboration features two silhouettes: the FILA Targa x Miansai and the FILA Disruptor 2 x Miansai. Miansai’s sleek and modern aesthetic adds an element of sophistication to two classic FILA styles. The shoes are contemporary yet timeless, designed in a versatile, neutral color palette and incorporating Miansai’s signature, screw-cuff design.
“This marks FILA's first collaboration with a jewelry brand, as we continue to innovate with new and distinctive partnerships,” said Louis W. Colon III, VP of Heritage & Trend, FILA North America. “Miansai has carved out a unique niche, with designs that double as works of art and serve as the perfect complement to our footwear. We share a passion for craftsmanship, quality and attention to detail, which makes this pairing an ideal fit."
“Over a year ago, FILA approached us for their first ever jewelry collaboration. We started the design process by going through their archives where we found inspiration from vintage styles and materials. This was something our teams enjoyed creatively as we both share a similar aesthetic and appreciation for vintage revivals,” said Michael Saiger, Founder and Creative Director of Miansai.
The FILA Targa x Miansai, created in premium leather with touches of suede, features a gardenia hue with a contrasting gum bottom. Miansai’s silver screw-cuff detailing adorns the shoe’s back counter. In addition to the hardware, the Miansai logo and a woven pattern influenced by the fabrication used for maritime grade rope appear on the shoe’s tongue, with FILA logo hits on the quarter.
The FILA Disruptor x Miansai, also offered in gardenia, presents a mix of suede and leather for an elevated update to one of the brand’s most popular silhouettes. The laces are reminiscent of Miansai’s nautical-inspired rope bracelets, while the shoelace tab features a miniature screw-on cuff in gold. A dual-branded, embroidered logo is emblazoned on the tongue, with Miansai branding on the back counter and a FILA logo on the signature sawtooth bottom. Both silhouettes feature sock liners with the nautical weave pattern.
The special-edition FILA x Miansai footwear styles will each retail for $110. The sneakers are available exclusively at Miansai.com as well as their New York and Los Angeles flagship stores.
Over the last half century, FILA has been there for iconic moments, accompanying extraordinary individuals in pursuit of sport – those who courageously challenge limits and defy expectations through a seamless combination of power and grace. From its humble textile beginnings in Biella, Italy in 1911 to its historic introduction of color on the tennis court in 1973, the brand has always taken pride in creating designs as bold and breathtaking as its wearers. With a philosophy of innovation and a commitment to performance and sophistication, FILA continues to make a statement with styles that are novel in aesthetic and effective in function. Visit www.FILA.com to see the full collection of apparel and footwear.
Since its organic inception in 2008, Miansai has quickly grown to be a renowned lifestyle, fashion success story. Our inspired and original designs set a new standard for men’s accessories and our new women’s line is quickly following suit. From the onset, our brand has been rooted in our passion for taking raw objects from the world around us to elevate these through refined, ownable aesthetics, detail-obsessed craftsmanship and our use of top quality metals and leathers. Our new brand story is a reaction to the authentic drive behind our brand and our business.
All Miansai designs are meticulously crafted from the highest quality materials. Sourcing fine Italian leathers, pure precious metals, and custom-made marine grade ropes for their pieces, and obsessing over every detail. Miansai is sold around the world in 40 US states and 36 countries including at the brands flagship store in New York’s Soho neighborhood, Venice Beach, and online
Heather ZellerFILAUnited Stateshzeller@fila.com212 726 5915