Founded in the small Italian town of Biella, Fila has grown to become one of the most iconic sportswear brands around. We at The Idle Man are excited to welcome this notoriously stylish brand to our site, introducing their new Fall/Winter 2017 range.
Fila have been on the scene since 1911 and are now one of the biggest names in sports and street wear. Founded in Biella, Italy, the Fila brothers originally intended for the brand to clothe the Italian Apls locals. By the 1970s, the brand extended and became one of the top sportwear brands after it gained a significant breakthrough with the endorsement of Tennis legend Bjorn Borg.
Fila clothing has come a long way and has sponsored many big sporting names over the years. Today, the brand continues to be a big name on the market, with their ranges bringing together a contemporary mix of sportswear and streetwear. We take a look into the new Fall/Winter 2017 collection and present to you our favourite pieces.
With the majority of their focus on sports styles, the new Fall/Winter 17 collection features Fila tracksuits, sweatshirts and T-shirts which all bring a sense of nostalgia to streetwear. Included within the range are their iconic colours, logo and styling, as well as adding in a vintage, retro touch to the collection. The vintage style pieces are directed towards an aesthetic that is slightly different to their more traditional designs.
Being bold when it comes to tracksuits is something that Fila have always been good at. The definite, iconic Fila colours of red, white and blue are all incorporated into each design along with the retro style that have made them so popular in the past. With the idea of nostalgia behind many of the pieces, this track top and bottoms combination really shows off the brand and what they've become. The regular fit, elasticated cuffs and soft touch sweat fabric is what makes this tracksuit one of our favourite pieces.
As we come into the autumn winter seasons it's time to get the jackets out. A key jacket is essential to any outfit, so whether you want something small to chuck on before heading to the pub or you need something a bit more substantial, Fila's outerwear has got you covered.
The Austin coach jacket is available in navy and has a full length snap button closure. The pinstripe design brings an element of street to the classic sportswear style. Coach jackets were originally designed for sports coaches, so with it's roots firmly secured in sportswear of course it has a dominant place in Fila's collections.
As well as the coach jacket, the Owen hooded puffer jacket is another staple piece that mixes sports with street. The black coat has elasticated cuffs, padded lining and is constructed from a hi-shine windproof fabric, meaning this is an investment that needs to be made. The coat can be worn over both sports clothing and your every day wear and with it available in black there's no excuses about it not matching anything!
Drawing from a wealth of heritage and combining the designs with contemporary innovation, Fila manages to produce some uniquely stylish pieces. T-shirts are by far the biggest wardrobe staple and with the selection available from Fila you are sure to need at least one. If you've forgotten already about Fila's massive sports influence, the T-shirts all have some kind of contemporary baseball look about them. The designs are simple and have the iconic logo printed across the font, available in a selection of colours, pair with some classic denim jeans and retro trainers and the look will be complete.
As a collection that brings together sports and streetwear, sweatshirts play a major part in incorporating some retro looks from the past. The collection of sweatshirts, depending on what they're worn with, can be styled to look either more street or more sports, it's entirely up to you. Hoodies and sweatshirts can be layered under jackets and over T-shirt and are perfect for the colder months. Fila's distinctive colours and block patterns make each garment feel innovative and new while still being able to stick to their retro roots.
A new trend in material has been incorporated into the Fall/Winter 2017 collection with the use of fleece and borg. The off-white Finlay fleece is soft to touch, has zip up pockets and of course, the logo which is embroidered across the back. At £74, this fleece jacket will get you through the winter as it can be worn alone or under the puffer or coach jacket when it starts to get a little colder.
On That Note
Fila have brought to us a range that features both the brands heritage and nostalgia combined with fresh, modern ideas and fabrics. The fleece jacket and classic sweatshirts are our top picks from the F/W17 collection. Fila clothing have bought all sorts of childhood memories to the surface through the brightly coloured sweats and T-shirts, as well as all the pieces having a connection to the brands signature logo and heritage. Here at The Idle Man, we're excited to introduce to you Fila's Fall/Winter 2017 collection.