Words by Shatay Speights
Fashion-forward, sporty and cozy attire, affectionately known to the industry as ath-leisure, has proven to be a trend that is here to stay, especially among streetwear and fashion enthusiasts. FILA has definitely been on top of their game in the reviving of ath-leisure and are showing no signs of letting up anytime soon.
Coming off of a dope drop with Kinfolk for the summer, FILA is back with another collection for the fall/ winter season. FILA has shared their official lookbook and released the apparel for its Fall/ Winter 2018 Heritage collection, featuring cool spins on the brand’s iconic silhouettes for both the men’s and women’s collections. The assortment includes revived soccer styles, reimagined knitwear, detailing with graphics and hardware and reengineered staples.
The offering for women includes a selection of bodysuits, crop tops, dresses, tear-away garments, chill sets and relaxed separates and more. The outerwear items for women from the collection include bomber, long-line and puffer jackets. The standout piece among the range of women’s outerwear is a navy blue faux fur jacket, with the FILA logo ornamented on the back of the jacket in red and white.
The men’s offering includes garments with tear-away snaps, embroidery, archival graphics, and signature FILA elements like pinstripes, color-blocking and heritage hues.
The collection features a predominantly warm and earthy color palette, with pieces that offer a vibrant contrast of color that pulls the entire collection together seamlessly. FILA has managed to reimagine the vintage vibes of archival football apparel in this new collection, making the offering appealing to their contemporary audience. Fabrics in scuba, Sherpa and athletic stretch have been used all throughout the collection.
The FILA F/W 2018 Heritage collection is now available in the U.S. at fila.com. Make sure to go and cop your favorite pieces.