Kim Clijsters wearing Fila
If you’re a tennis player (or fan), you’ll be happy to know Fila has come out with a new Fall collection – just in time to gear up for the US Open. The collection is called Heritage, with colors that are basic but bold, and a fit that is sporty, yet feminine.
The brand’s design team dipped into the archives for inspiration to create the new line combining signature Italian styling with state of the art performance fabrications.
You may have seen a few pieces from the new collection on Fila athletes competing in U.S. Open Series. Kim Clijsters began her comeback to professional tennis wearing Fila apparel and footwear. Clijsters, 26, returned to professional tennis this week after a two-year retirement wearing a Fila skort (pictured).
The centerpiece of the collection, the Heritage dress includes a feminine mesh ruffle at the cap sleeve and bottom hem. The draw-cord at the bottom hem allows the wearer to “customize” the look by either cinching the skirt or keeping an a-line shape. Fully utilizing the excellent draping qualities of the fabrication, the line melds old with new with a feminine twist. The collection’s cami-tank is a favorite of Anna Chakvetadze.
The full 2009 Tennis Heritage Collection will unveil August 31 at the U.S. Open on Chakvetadze