• 02-SEP-2016

FILA and Staple’s Capsule Collection Drops Labor Day Weekend

(FILA North America) --- Labor Day weekend is often considered to be the unofficial end of the Summer. For FILA and Staple, the heat is still on its way with the two brands coming together for a capsule collection available this Friday at City Gear and DTLR, along with FILA.com and StaplePigeon.com. The capsule sees FILA, a brand that composes the elements of sport and style, aligning with the NYC-based Staple brand. Taking the classic fit and styles of FILA and applying Staple’s signature graphic eye, the collection is a perfect marriage of both style and streetwear. This collaboration was a unique opportunity to pay homage to FILA’s heritage while placing a focus on the bold city that birthed not only Staple but also the embraced culture of Hip-Hop.

On the apparel side, the collection includes velour sweat suits, windbreakers, polos, and graphic tees, which will be available with multicolored striping. The hooded tees and scalloped hems combine a penchant for sportswear and streetwear.  Staple’s iconic pigeon logo is incorporated into the FILA logo on each item. FILA's co-branded patches which identify both brands have been used for decades specifically for pinnacle collaborations and collections. Striping, fabric piecing, and various printing techniques are some of the methods used to create these collaborative garments. 

The footwear component of the capsule collection features the F-13, and Original Fitness with select colorways available at City Gear, DTLR, and FILA.com respectively. The Original Tennis is also available but will be limited to a staplepigeon.com exclusive. Leading the footwear piece is the F-13 and Original Fitness which carry the same will be available in three colorways including grey, white/gum, black, while the F-13 receives an additional signature pigeon pink colorway. Both styles carry a full grain leather and suede combo upper with the two-tone FILA flag bearing the same combination of materials. Other customized product details that the two silhouettes share are dual branded tongue patch, sock liner, printed footbed. Additional product highlights include dual branded tongue embroidered patch, two lace sets (body color and grey), and branded lace tips.

“Little known fact: I grew up in my formative teen years as an avid tennis player. In fact, I was in the Junior USTA and at one point was ranked #13 on the East Coast and had the fastest first serve (101mph) on the tour. My heroes growing up were rough and tumble athletes and FILA represented to me the perfect marriage of luxury with a bad boy attitude. The OG Tennis was a staple style for that generation. As I grew up, and Hip-Hop was infused into my DNA; it was fitting to see my lyrical heroes, show love to FILA as well. Now, decades later, it is an honor that I’ve come full circle and am now able to collaborate with that same brand and bring the aesthetic I’ve created at Staple Pigeon to the table. Fila x Staple has been a long time coming. Love All.” - Jeff Staple, Founder of Staple Pigeon 

Apparel prices range from $32-$88

About FILA:

FILA has believed that beyond activity, sport is an ever-expanding identity fueled by passions for excellence, adventure, competition, and pleasure.  And so we have spent the last half-century accompanying those who courageously challenge limits and defy expectations while radiating sophistication.  It is through this uncommon experience that we have learned: anyplace, anywhere, life in motion is a beautiful thing.

About Staple Pigeon:    

NYC based, Staple, was founded by Jeff Staple in 1997. What started as a fledgling business selling silkscreened t-shirts has grown into a full lifestyle menswear collection mixing street sensibilities with nods to high fashion. The Staple Pigeon is now a world- renowned symbol that reflects the gritty and reckless energy New Yorkers (and all urban dwellers) possess. It not only exists as a representation of New York – it is also the influence behind Staple's extensive apparel range and collaborative products distributed in the top retailers across the globe.