For over a century Fila has been a favorite among athletes for its fusion of fashion-forward design and, of course, functionality. Recently Ginny Hilfiger, former Senior VP of the popular brand Tommy Hilfiger and founder of the wildly successful couture line Ginny H, teamed up with FILA to reinvent the Heritage collection, combing the vast FILA archives to pull the best of the best elements from over the years and really showcasing the details that set FILA apart. The line will really pop against the clay courts at the 2014 French Open where top-ranked players like Jelena Jankovic and Julia Goerges will be sporting the new styles.
Jankovic will be wearing the Heritage Tennis Dress In peacoat and white in homage to the French flag and culture. She’ll undoubtedly appreciate the performa fabric that moves with a player’s body while also offering SPF 30+ protection. A built in shelf bra and sturdy back zipper will allow her to play with confidence and feel as great as she looks. But this dress isn’t just for players 5-9″ and 130 lbs and as fit as a professional athlete! This dress is cut to accentuate all figures types, really making the mitering work for you and not against you (you know what I’m talking about!).
While it’s unfortunate that we won’t get to see Vera Zvonareva in action at Roland Garros, you can still sport the fashions she was slated to wear, such as the Heritage F Tank paired with the Solid Ruffle Skirt in a Blazing Yellow (also available in peacoat or white). The coordinating Heritage F Tennis Jacket is a timeless look that’s highly wearable, with ribbed cuffs that keep heat close to your body and a full zip front to adjust coverage as you set fire to the courts. Details such as zippered pockets for secure storage and grommets under the arms for enhanced ventilation make this jacket a must-have for your tennis wardrobe.
For a look you can wear on the court and then straight to the cafe afterwards, consider the sophisticated Heritage Warm Up Tennis Pant in Peacoat with the equally sophisticated Mini Stripe Tennis Tank. The timeless look will serve you well for many seasons to come! Both pieces are constructed of an ultra comfortable poly/spandex blend that offers complete freedom of movement plus washes up well wear after wear. With its perfectly mitered seams and flattering use of pattern, the tank in particular is a prime example of Fila’s commitment to quality.
You can find all of these pieces and more right now at TennisExpress.com. Have fun mixing and matching the solids and patterns for a style that’s uniquely you!