In recent years, Fila has become one of the most dominant fashion brands in women’s tennis. Not only do they have a lot of high-ranking representatives on the WTA Tour, they are also equipping their players with a wide variety of outfits. At Wimbledon 2021, Fila launched as many as three collections! I don’t remember that a tennis apparel company had ever before debuted so many collections at a single tournament.
After showing you all top-ranked Ashleigh Barty’s Fila outfits in 2021, let’s have a look at former world No.1 Karolina Pliskova’s Fila styles in the season behind us, as part of our traditional Fashion Retrospections.
At the Abu Dhabi WTA Women’s Tennis Open, Pliskova wore the Mad for Plaid collection, first shown at the 2020 French Open. The range was dominated by plaid prints in the tones of mouth-watering melon, tropical coral and crisp white. However, Pliskova opted for basic pieces: the Mad for Plaid Solid Racer Tank and Mad for Plaid A-Line Skirt.
In Melbourne, Doha and Dubai, Pliskova sported Fila’s Back Court collection that combines colors navy, lime and light purple. The Czech’s choice were separates: the navy Back Court Cami Tank and the colorblocked Back Court Flare Skirt.
In Miami, Stuttgart, Madrid and Rome, the 29-year-old promoted Fila’s Tie Breaker collection known for its tie-dye prints and pops of maui blue, rogue red and lavender frost.
Even though the collection was all about colorful, eye-catching designs, the Czech selected the simplest pieces she could find: the Fila Tie Breaker Full Coverage Tank, featuring a high neck with adjustable zipper and contrast taping at the sides, and the Fila Tie Breaker Skater Skirt in rogue red. Pliskova liked to spice things up with tennis shoes, as we can see on the example of the Axilus 2 Energized in a combination of tie dye, white and rogue red.
At Roland Garros and the Bett1Open in Berlin, Pliskova rocked a pink tie-dye racerback tank and skirt from Fila’s cooperation with MSGM, “the Italian purveyor of joy, energy, and a metropolitan cool spirit.”
KAROLINA PLISKOVA’S FILA FASHION IN RECENT YEARS:
- 2020: Pliskova sticks to Fila classics
- 2018: Classic, pastel, starry, lacy
- 2017: All Pliskova’s outfits in her landmark season
The Czech’s White Line Racerback Tank features interesting cutouts on back, while the White Line Skort is a classic that goes with everything. Of course, the Axilus 2 Energized tennis shoe in white completed the look.
A the Tokyo Olympics, the current world No.4 chose a simple red and blue ensemble.
In New York and Indian Wells, Pliskova introduced the Wildcard collection, that gives off a retro vibe with its color palette of rattan / dusk blue / stucco / black and moonlight. However, we didn’t get the retro feeling from Pliskova’s kit, as she combined a classic black Wildcard Racerback Tank, featuring contrast piping on front and back, and the matching Wildcard Flounce Skirt.
Fila ladies’ shoes from the collection are the limited-edition white / black / stucco style of the Axilus 2 Energized.
Pliskova’s last outfit in 2021 was from Fila’s Slice Serve collection, an all-black ensemble consisting of the Fila Slice Racerback Tank and Fila Slice 13.5″ Skort which feature flocked details and mesh inserts that give the black garments a glamorous touch.
The two-time Grand Slam finalist’s Fila Axilus 2.5 Energized shoes in Guadalajara were black with rose gold accents.
What do you think about Pliskova’s style? Tell us in the comments below. I liked seeing her in that vibrant pink tie-dye MSGM outfit. The cut is classic and it suits Pliskova’s usual aesthetic, while the lively pink print brings out her femininity. Ruffles and fluffy skirts are generally not for Pliskova, but she could experiment with patterns more.
MORE 2021 FASHION RETROSPECTIONS:
- Serena Williams breaks new ground with Nike tennis outfits
- Garbine Muguruza’s Adidas tennis apparel
- Overview of Iga Swiatek’s Asics tennis shoes and dresses
- All Nike tennis outfits Naomi Osaka wore during the season
- World number one Ashleigh Barty’s Fila tennis shoes and apparel
- Aryna Sabalenka in Nike tennis apparel
- Anett Kontaveit‘s Lacoste style: White pleated skirts, colorblocks and stripes
- Venus Williams’ versatile EleVen dresses