Fila-sponsored tennis players Karolina Pliskova, Sofia Kenin, Kiki Bertens and Timea Babos are set to launch the Mad for Plaid women’s collection at the upcoming French Open.
Besides blue, which has somehow always been the number one option for Paris, colors that have also produced breathtaking results on clay are those very similar to the orange/red surface. This time Fila played with the latter spectrum, going for plaid prints in tones of mouth-watering melon, tropical coral and crisp white.
The delicately detailed Mad for Plaid Cami Tank introduces a modern-day twist on a Fila classic with contrast color self-fabric cross-back straps, while the timeless Mad for Plaid Racer Tank is available in two distinct styles — white/calypso coral/melon seen here on Pliskova and printed patterns of plaid/melon/calypso coral presented by Kenin.
Unfortunately, it seems that we will never see Bertens rock the exclusive Fila x Wilson collection on the court. The latest promo imagery shows the Dutchwoman in the Mad for Plaid Dress, which features printed bottom pleat panels. There is this orange and also white version of the dress.
In my opinion, the standout piece in the collection is the tartan-skimmed Mad for Plaid Sleeveless Polo which serves up printed panels at the front and back, along with a four snap placket for adjusted comfort. There is also the Mad for Plaid Cap-Sleeve Top that offers a full coverage option, as printed side panels meet contrast color binding to create a conservative, yet sophisticated look.
The collection also features a number of solid T-shirts and shorts, for those who don’t prefer prints.
The Fila ladies will complete their on-court looks with specially designed colorways of the Axilus 2 Energized tennis shoes.