(FILA Global) - FILA will debut two stunning new tennis collections on the clay courts of Paris. The men’s Legend and women’s Heritage collections, which feature modern twists on classic FILA tennis styles, will be worn by top sponsored athletes Marin Cilic, John Isner, Sam Querrey, Karolina Pliskova and Kiki Bertens. These collections, along with new colorways of FILA’s top performance tennis shoe, the Axilus 2 Energized, will be unveiled in Paris.
Men’s Legend Collection
Inspired by tennis greats, the FILA men’s Legend Collection features eye-popping gray-on-lime green space dye hues on cutting-edge performance poly interlock and heather mesh fabrication with sweat-wicking and anti-odor technology for maximum performance and style. The Legend Stripe Polo and Legend Crew both feature the double-faced heather mesh; while the Legend Short incorporates an advanced, new woven stretch fabrication. The Legend Colorblocked Crew offers a refreshing color pop of lime green on ebony; and cooling mesh panels allow for maximum comfort on all three shirts in the collection.
Women’s Heritage Collection
The women’s Heritage collection offers an exciting array of functional pieces including a stunning drop waist polo dress; a crisp A-line skort with playful back pleats; a flattering crossback cami with bust ruching; a racerback tank paired with a lightweight, colorblocked skort; a casual, comfortable short; and a Heritage dress featuring striped rib trim at the neck and arms for an elegant yet modern look. A sleeveless tank, short sleeve top, and traditional polo round out the striking collection.
Heritage draws inspiration from FILA’s legendary archives in Italy, utilizing the brand’s classic hues of red, navy and white accentuated by the addition of a bold electric blue. Past and present blend seamlessly in traditional silhouettes enhanced with modernized fits and stylistic elements. The Heritage jacket - offered in white and electric blue - and a classic navy blue pant with bottom snaps complete the stylish ensemble. Each Heritage collection piece features SPF 50 sun protection, premium plus stretch jersey and moisture wicking technology.
Axilus 2 Energized
The newest colorways of the Axilus 2 Energized, FILA’s popular performance tennis shoe, were designed especially to complement the on-court style of Legend and Heritage apparel collections. ATP Tour players will sport the ebony/lime green/white colorway, while WTA players will wear the nautical blue/blue curacao/white style. The Axilus 2 Energized has carried numerous FILA sponsored tennis athletes through outstanding starts to the 2019 season, including a combined 12 singles and doubles titles on the WTA and ATP Tours, along with seven finals appearances.
The lightweight, flexible shoe offers a perfect blend of style, comfort and performance. Designed for a sport that continues to evolve, these stylish shoes carry athletes across the court quickly and comfortably without sacrificing stability. The Axilus 2 Energized features an updated outsole and also includes breathable sockliners made of anti-slide nylon.
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, the Rogers Cup and Coupe Rogers, the Western & Southern Open, the Porsche Tennis Grand Prix, the Argentina Open, the Cordoba Open, the Rio Open, the Brasil Open, the Rakuten Japan 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, John Newcombe Tennis Ranch, and the Kim Clijsters Academy in Belgium.
The FILA® brand was established over a century ago 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.