During the first Grand Slam of the year, Fila’s sponsored athletes will debut the Center Court Collection in Melbourne. The overall look for the collection has a nod to Fila’s past in color and design. The color palette was inspired by a polo shirt from the 1980s in Fila’s vast apparel archives in Italy, which paired cornflower blue and purple. Fila’s WGSN Global Fashion Award nominated design team took this archival piece and designed a women’s tennis collection with modern silhouettes and fabrics that provide the ultimate in lightweight comfort and breathability for athletes competing at the highest level in the middle of the Australian summer. The diagonal element seen throughout the collection is an important design feature which was inspired from Fila’s archives. The women’s Center Court collection color palette features peacoat, blue atoll, simply purple and white.
The Center Court dress features color-blocking, diagonal contrast taping and a modern take on racerback styling. The collection also has a cami and racerback which both include colorblocking and diagonal contrast stripes across the chest. The diagonal stripes on the full coverage tank and short sleeve v-neck top, coordinate with the stripes on the collection’s athletic skort.
To complement the on-court look, Fila’s design team added a navy full zip jacket and pant in stretch french terry. The jacket has simply purple front and pocket zippers and contrast stripes on the arms. The coordinating pant has contrast taping down the leg and subtle diagonal stripes.
Women’s Center Court is available on fila.com & tennis specialty retailers nationwide at a suggested retail price of $38 – $90.