FILA Taps Brandon Maxwell as Guest Designer for New Tennis Collection
(FILA North America) - FILA has tapped Brandon Maxwell, creative director of Brandon Maxwell, the luxury ready-to-wear label, as a guest designer for a new women’s tennis assortment.
This marks Maxwell’s first foray into tennis apparel. FILA by Brandon Maxwell blends FILA’s strong Italian heritage and legacy of athletic design innovation with Brandon’s classic American aesthetic. For the season’s final Grand Slam, FILA sponsored players including Karolina Pliskova and Shelby Rogers will debut the fashions on-court in New York City.
FILA by Brandon Maxwell is a collection of classic FILA tennis silhouettes mixed with core components of Maxwell’s aesthetic. FILA’s signature navy and archival green appear alongside the combination of pink and red, which are among the designer’s staple colors. The line features artful and attention-grabbing details, perfectly placed pleats, and unexpected executions such as a classic polo shirt served up with a twist.
“Having the opportunity to work with FILA on a tennis collection has been such a thrill. Not only is tennis one of my favorite sports but I’ve always loved seeing what the athletes wear on the court. Creating this collection allowed me to infuse that fashion perspective into these very classic silhouettes. I’m ecstatic about the results!” said Brandon.
The 21-piece range incorporates both staple styles and versatile options that can easily transition off the court. A tracksuit with contrast color tipping is offered in both navy and white colorways. The featured dress designs include a cutout cami style in pink/navy and a pleated racer back dress in black. Also offered is an asymmetrical dress in both navy/green and white, with a sheer mesh midriff cutout and a removable spaghetti strap for a one-shoulder option. The collection’s three skort styles focus on pleats, another staple element of Maxwell’s brand. The skorts include sheer pleated mesh, asymmetrical pleats and box pleats, each in variations of the collection’s color palette. Two racer back keyhole tank tops and two sports bras tie back to the skorts.
Among the standout styles within the collection is the pink organza coat with detachable skirt. This lightweight design includes a two-way separating zipper at the waist, with a zip-off bottom that allows for both cropped and long options. Additional key items include the polo and tank set, which was created as two separate pieces to take wearers from tennis to off-court activities.