Sportswear brand Fila is set to launch a collection with British menswear designer Oliver Spencer in what has been sustainably produced.
Inspired by Fila’s rich sportswear heritage and Wes Anderson’s 2001 cult classic, The Royal Tenenbaums with Spencer’s laidback tailoring, the collection is characterized by a range of vintage sportswear silhouettes in rich colors and luxury fabrics that have been ecologically sourced and sustainably created.
Fila classics like the Hayward Jersey Jacket, Benedict Polo, and matching Ari Jersey Shorts, harking back to the style of tennis icons of the 1980s, have had a contemporary twist with Spencer specifically developing a terry-towel corduroy that is super-soft and rich in color.
However, other highlights include the Royal Hoodie in a ribbed cotton-velour jersey, offering premium loungewear of vintage style, straight-fit leg joggers, T-shirts finished with the appliqued ‘F-Box’ logo, and a lightweight, water-repellent rain jacket.
The Franklin jersey jacket is modeled on a vintage track top cut in organic cotton finished with a contrast stripe tape, inspired by the Fila headband worn by Bjorn Borg in the 1980 Wimbledon final against John Mcenroe.
Also, hero pieces have been created in Oliver Spencer’s Auckland Navy, Auckland Red, and Auckland Cream to pay tribute to the classic Fila colorways seen on and off the court for generations.
Sustainability has been the major feature of Oliver Spencer’s brand, and this collaboration continues its efforts to produce ethically sourced, sustainable products, with many of the pieces made with organic cotton, as the packaging for the collection uses sustainable, recycled materials.
Commenting on the collection, Spencer said a statement: “I am very excited to be working with such an authentic, heritage sportswear brand. Working together to fuse lifestyle and sportswear we have produced an exciting collection that is selling through our long-standing partner – Mr. Porter. The collection feels very nostalgic, yet modern while using all of our sustainable credentials.”
Meanwhile, the collection will be exclusively available at Oliver Spencer, Fila, and Mr. Porter. The menswear designer will also be contributing 10 percent of sales towards the Mr. Porter Health In Mind Fund, a fundraising and content initiative powered by Movember, to help men lead happier, healthier, and more fulfilling lives.