Fila

FILA is a sportswear manufacturing company founded in Italy by the Fila brothers, originally making clothing for people in the Italian Alps. The company’s primary product was underwear, before moving into sportswear with tennis and endorsements by tennis player Bjorn Bing, which made the brand more popular. 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 the license. Later all the global FILA brands and subsidiaries were acquired by Fila Korea, resulting in the company becoming South Korea’s largest sportswear company. 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.

8 Drops You Don't Want to Miss This Week
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8 Drops You Don't Want to Miss This Week

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"FILA ARCHIVE by POST ARCHIVE FACTION" Investigates Movement
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"FILA ARCHIVE by POST ARCHIVE FACTION" Investigates Movement

The intersection of fashion and sportswear.

Marcelo Burlon County of Milan and FILA FUSION Unite For FW21
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Marcelo Burlon County of Milan and FILA FUSION Unite For FW21

Fusing music and Milanese street style.

Rowing Blazers and FILA Head to the Piste For FW21
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Rowing Blazers and FILA Head to the Piste For FW21

Paying homage to legendary mountaineer Reinhold Messner.

FILA Celebrates Its 110th Anniversary With a Limited Edition Collection
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FILA Celebrates Its 110th Anniversary With a Limited Edition Collection

Presented by FILA
The legendary athletic brand announces a line that reimagines its past iconic garments.


FILA and Flock Together Drop Kingfisher-Inspired Capsule
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FILA and Flock Together Drop Kingfisher-Inspired Capsule

Including a link to all the best places in the U.K. to spot the brightly-colored bird.

FILA Recalls Grant Hill's Iconic Sprite Ad With a Special-Edition Footwear and Apparel Collection
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FILA Recalls Grant Hill's Iconic Sprite Ad With a Special-Edition Footwear and Apparel Collection

The capsule features a soda-inspired Grant Hill 1 and matching shorts.

Rowing Blazers Heads to the Court With FILA and Babar the Elephant
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Rowing Blazers Heads to the Court With FILA and Babar the Elephant

Coming together for a tennis-inspired collection.

Y/Project and FILA Want to Subvert Streetwear for SS22
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Y/Project and FILA Want to Subvert Streetwear for SS22

While the Glenn Martens-designed mainline collection continues to reimagine conformity.

Nike Ranked Most Valuable Apparel Brand for Seventh Consecutive Year
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Nike Ranked Most Valuable Apparel Brand for Seventh Consecutive Year

Brand Finance also names Fila as the fastest growing brand.

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