Oui! Oui! Oui, s’il vous plaît! Who knew that tennis fashion could be so fun?!
FILA has partnered with 2013 Wimbledon Champion, Marion Bartoli, resulting in a limited-edition line of tennis apparel and accessories that are as colorful and artistic as they are fun-spirited. The collaboration, LOVE FILA BY MARION BARTOLI, features a range of women’s court-ready chic styles, bringing a touch of high-end fashion to the game.
FILA continues its commitment to designing innovative apparel, with performance, sophistication and lifestyle appeal. We are excited to collaborate with Marion Bartoli, a proven champion in her on and off-court endeavors, with a savvy business sense and a keen eye for design, art and fashion. The LOVE FILA BY MARION BARTOLI line offers truly one-of-a-kind tennis pieces that combine elements of our rich heritage with bold graphics, bright colors and beautiful fabrics, suitable for athletes and the fashion conscious alike.
— Danny Lieberman, Senior Vice President of Apparel at FILA North America
As a lifelong lover of style and sketching, Marion’s transition from athlete to designer was a dream come true. Her partnership with FILA, a heritage brand built on the fusion of sport and style, was the perfect match.
To have my name next to the FILA name is incredible and I am grateful to FILA for this amazing opportunity. We bring out the best in each other and our shared passion for sport and style is evident in the line. I truly put all of my past experiences and who I am into this collection. I want every woman who wears LOVE FILA to feel strong and beautiful and unique.
— Marion Bartoli
LOVE FILA BY MARION BARTOLI consists of the “Court Central Collection” and the “Trophee Collection.” Bartoli’s successful career played a large role in inspiring the strong aesthetic of the “Court Central Collection.” The line was based on three different themes, bringing together elements from Paris (Marion’s home), London (the site of Marion’s 2013 Wimbledon win) and Italy (FILA’s origins).
The range features seven styles, including dresses, bomber jackets, blazers, skirts, and tanks, all highlighted by vibrant colors and bold prints. With the exception of the London collection (which are all white), the pieces incorporate a beautiful green color, allowing wearers to mix and match each item in the line. Marion actually painted the watercolor design that is featured on the Italy-themed “Court Central” dress. And for a personal touch, select pieces feature Marion’s signature tennis ball with smile and sunglasses graphic.
Prices range from $120 for the Court Central Skort to $280 for the Court Central Jacket. FILA’s sponsored female athletes including Jelena Jankovic, will wear pieces from the “Court Central Collection” at the French Open in Roland Garros.
The six-piece, all-white “Trophee Collection” includes a dress, a tank, two skorts, a blazer, and pants, incorporating details such as mesh inserts and a feminine flounce hem.
Prices range from $120 for the Trophee Skort to $250 for the Trophee Blazer. FILA’s sponsored female athletes will wear pieces from the “Trophee Collection” at Wimbledon in London.
I can’t wait to see what they come up with next! In the meantime, you can find her entire collection, LOVE FILA BY MARION BARTOLI online at www.fila.com.
Here are more photos of the collection:
Photo source: Fila
Photo source for Jelena Jankovic: Internazionali BNL D’ITALIA 2016/Photo Ray Giubil