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Maison Mihara Yasuhiro X Fila : Tennis for the street

In the early 80s when tennis was the coolest sport of all, the most stylish champions all wanted to wear Fila. From Björn Borg to John McEnroe, to the lesser known Adriano Panatta, each of them had fallen in love with the Italian brand that was the first to introduce men’s tailoring designs into sport. Tennis stripes (!), but also checks, were all based on three fundamental colors: navy blue, white and red. At a time when white was the only color of choice on the courts, this color palette’s boldness made quite a splash. For Mihara Yasuhiro, who was one of the first designers to highlight the potential of streetwear in the 90s with his eponymous label, the two had to be combined. His goal: to grasp Fila’s tennis codes and mix them with the the streetwear language and, above all, to create a transgenerational aesthetic. The result? Bombers jackets shoulder bags, windbreakers and jogger pants are are already making heads spin…

Maison Mihara Yasuhiro X Fila : Tennis for the street

In the early 80s when tennis was the coolest sport of all, the most stylish champions all wanted to wear Fila. From Björn Borg to John McEnroe, to the lesser known Adriano Panatta, each of them had fallen in love with the Italian brand that was the first to introduce men’s tailoring designs into sport. Tennis stripes (!), but also checks, were all based on three fundamental colors: navy blue, white and red. At a time when white was the only color of choice on the courts, this color palette’s boldness made quite a splash. For Mihara Yasuhiro, who was one of the first designers to highlight the potential of streetwear in the 90s with his eponymous label, the two had to be combined. His goal: to grasp Fila’s tennis codes and mix them with the the streetwear language and, above all, to create a transgenerational aesthetic. The result? Bombers jackets shoulder bags, windbreakers and jogger pants are are already making heads spin…

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