The first major of the season is edging ever-closer, and with tournaments already underway it’s time to head up the first edition of 2015’s Style Seeds. This week, TTI profiles the 2015 Fila Platinum Collection set to debut at the Australian Open.
All photos courtesy of Fila.
This season, Fila has adopted a high end philosophy, utilizing innovative fabrics and intricate detailing for outfits designed bespoke for the hot Australian summer. Outfitted in Fila’s signature Invista’s Thermocool designs, the collection allows for duoregulation, a term adopted by the brand to reflect the flexible optimization of the body’s temperature within the fabric.
On a stylistic note, Fila looked to strict color blocking in vibrant hues of diva pink (ideal for the Empress herself, Ms. Jelena Jankovic) and shocking orange to vibe a decidedly futuristic aesthetic. Sharp curves, no-sew seams and precision laser cuts were developed for extra breathability and visual appeal.
Headlined by former No. 1, Jelena Jankovic, Fila has designed a bespoke Platinum Grand Slam dress in a vivid colorway of diva pink, white and charcoal. Featuring a sporty no-sew racerback silhouette with reflective piping and front yoke design, the dress captures JJ’s fun and athletic on-court demeanor.
Along with Jankovic’s signature Slam dress, Fila has also designed a range of four shirt silhouettes, paired with accompanying skorts. Each design features a heat transfer F logo and silver reflective heat transfer Fila Speed logo to warn off the harsh Aussie rays.
On offer is the Platinum wide racerback, favored by Julia Goerges (above), cami tank, halter tank and cap sleeve top with skorts pieced from Fila’s Coolmax everyday fabric. The Fila Platinum Collection will also feature a specially designed Platinum jacket, in a contrast colorway of silver and diva pink.
Over on the ATP tour, Fila has outfitted their headlining men in two signature crew silhouettes, along with a polo design, shorts, jacket and training pant in sharp hues of white, navy power, shocking orange and grey heather.
Adhering to the philosophy of high end design, Fila’s Platinum laser cut top features an intricate, yet functional, no-sew laser cut appliqué design, as well as an embossed Fila neck tape. Elsewhere Fila designed a comfortable raglan crew neck, again embossed with the brand’s signature neck tape and piped with reflective trim at the seam.
Inclusive of the Platinum zip placket polo shirt, all designs are created with Fila’s 93% Thermocool fabric technology.
Favored by America’s Sam Querrey, the Platinum zip placket polo shirt in a pristine colorway of white and navy power, and paired with the Platinum shorts in navy power and shocking orange, suits the 6’6″ serving master to a T.
Clay court specialist Andreas Seppi, meanwhile, opts for Fila’s slightly more daring designs in the new collection Platinum laser cut top in navy power with a shocking orange design motif paired with match shorts.