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FILA

Fila

FILA is a sportswear manufacturing company founded in Italy in 1911 by the Fila brothers in 1909, originally making clothing for people in the Italian Alps. The company’s primary product was underwear, before moving into sportswear in the 1970s with tennis and endorsements by tennis player Bjorn Bing, which made the brand more popular. In 2003, the original Italian ownership shop, Holding di Partecipazioni, sold FILA to US-based hedge fund Cerberus Capital Management after the company had over-committed itself to expensive endorsements, at a time when margins were under pressure. Cerberus owned FILA through holding company, Sports Brands International, which owned all the Fila businesses except FILA Korea, which was a separate company operating under license. In 2007, all the global FILA brands and subsidiaries were acquired by Fila Korea, resulting in the company becoming South Korea’s largest sportswear company. In 2009, ANTA Sports acquired the rights to use the brand in China, and then in 2011 FILA Korea acquired global golf equipment maker, Acushnet Company and becoming the owner of leading golf brands such as Titleist.

FILA Serves up Its 2017 Fall/Winter Heritage Lookbook
FILA & Barneys New York Collaborate on an Exclusive Collection of Luxury Sportswear
Parisian Brand TEALER Returns With Lookbook Full of Pastel Colored Staples
FILA's "Colors" Pack is a Fitting Tribute to the 1990s
The Hundreds & FILA Team up for a Two-Piece Capsule
FILA Combines Classic Kicks in Its Retro "Legacy" Pack
FILA & Lafayette Collaborate on Cool Camouflaged Overpass Running Shoe
The Best Street Style on Instagram This Week Has Eyes on Plaids and Stripes
FILA Shares an "All American" Memorial Day Pack

2016

Releases Jamaican beef patty-inspired sneaker with Alumni of NY

2012

esigns a special commemorative “Trophy Collection” for Clijsters who was about to retire
Grand opening of FONDAZIONE FILA MUSEUM in Biella

2011

Celebrates 100th anniversary

2007

Gene Yoon purchases the GLOBAL FILA BRAND and all its international subsidiaries

1995

Grant Hill launches his collection of basketball shoes with Fila

1983

Begins launching footwear collection

1973

Launches the legendary "White Line" collection

1942

Merges with the FRATELLI FILA company

1911

Founded in 1911 in Italy by the Fila brothers
 
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