FILA Athletes Return to London Donning Limited Edition Performance Tennis Collections
(FILA Luxembourg S.à r.l.) - FILA sponsored athletes will return to London this July sporting a trio of all-new grass court tennis collections. World No.1 and global superstar Ash Barty will introduce the Trailblazer collection, an exclusive offering that pays homage to former FILA brand ambassador and multiple Grand Slam champion Evonne Goolagong Cawley. Sofia Kenin, Kiki Bertens, John Isner, Sam Querrey and Mackie McDonald will wear a standout collaborative collection created in partnership with Brooks Brothers, while additional FILA athletes will debut the brand’s new White Line and Essentials collections.
Barty’s specially-designed Trailblazer collection commemorates the 50th anniversary of Goolagong Cawley’s incredible triumph in London in 1971. Barty - the second Australian to ascend to the World No.1 ranking after mentor and friend Goolagong Cawley - will wear the Trailblazer collection to showcase the profound impact that her countrywoman has left on the sport and in Indigenous communities across Australia.
Said Barty of the occasion: “It's hard to put into words how much of an impact Evonne has had on the culture of tennis in Australia and on me personally, I don’t think there is anyone more iconic in our sport. I am very proud to wear this commemorative collection from FILA in celebration not only of her momentous victories on the court, but also her incredible legacy off of it.”
Goolagong Cawley added: “Wow, it just blows my mind. What a wonderful thing to do, what a wonderful honor. It's truly fantastic."
The collection takes a traditional play on crisp, clean whites and fuses it with details inspired by an on-court look Goolagong Cawley wore back in the day. Standout pieces include the Racerback Tank featuring a stretch interlock fabric and laser-cut flowers at the back; a traditional 13.5” skort with laser cut scalloped hem and laser-cut flowers at the front and side; and a stunning pant and track jacket combo perfect for the pre-match warm up.
Brooks Brothers x FILA Collection
FILA athletes Kenin, Bertens, Isner, Querrey and McDonald will make their return to London donning the latest FILA collaboration with Brooks Brothers, which celebrates the elegance of the sport with an edge. Featured looks will marry Brooks Brothers authentic American style with FILA’s iconic tennis heritage for the perfect combination of performance and style.
Kenin and Bertens will showcase a stunning sleeveless dress with defining details such as a self fabric collar and FILA snap placket, all designed on signature drop needle fabric. Finishing the look is a timeless classic, the Seersucker Sportcoat, a super soft construction blazer with a two button silhouette.
Isner, Querrey and McDonald will wear a specially designed Drop Needle Polo featuring a three button placket and Brooks Brothers x FILA printed neck tape, which pairs with a comfortable, yet functional Brooks Brothers x FILA Short with welt pockets. Athletes will also have layering options to accompany them for their on court walk out, including the classic Seersucker Sportcoat and accompanying pants.
White Line and Essentials Collection
FILA athletes Reilly Opelka, Diego Schwartzman, Karolina Pliskova and Timea Babos will sport pieces from the FILA White Line and Essentials collections.
ATP Tour players will step on court in all-new top offerings from both the White Line and Essentials collections, including a Crew with side slit rib detailing, as well as a Pinstripe Polo designed with signature drop needle fabric. To pair back to the tops, athletes will try out a new short style with performance pique design, a rib waistband and convenient hand pockets with rib insert detail.
All FILA sponsored tennis players will wear the latest white / white / FILA Navy colorway of the Axilus 2 Energized. FILA’s popular performance tennis shoe continues to propel the brand’s roster of sponsored players to unparalleled on-court success - including three of the current top ten-ranked players in the world on the WTA Tour.
FILA has a long and distinguished history in the world of tennis that includes endorsements of ATP Tour and WTA athletes, tennis tournaments and organizations. FILA is a sponsor of the BNP Paribas Open, the Tennis Hall of Fame Open, National Bank Open & Omnium Banque Nationale, the Western & Southern Open, the Porsche Tennis Grand Prix, the Argentina Open, the Cordoba Open, the Rio Open, the Rakuten Japan Open, the China Open and the Junior Orange Bowl International Tennis Championship. In addition to event partnerships, FILA is an official supplier to Tennis Canada, the Argentine Tennis Association (AAT) Junior Tennis Champions Center, Van der Meer Tennis and John Newcombe Tennis Ranch.
2021 marks the 110th anniversary of the FILA® brand, which was established by the FILA brothers of Biella, Italy. FILA® is now a leading sport and leisure footwear and apparel brand that is distributed worldwide. FILA has achieved world-class recognition in tennis by marketing high design and style content products that are endorsed by professional athletes from around the world.