FILA Global – FILA is celebrating a true innovator and the brand’s original creative director, Pierluigi Rolando, with a new collection of tennis apparel. FILA first launched the P.L. Rolando Collection on-court at the FILA-sponsored BNP Paribas Open in March. To pay homage to the legacy of a FILA icon, the brand is continuing to bring Rolando’s inspiration to life, with another limited-edition drop debuting in Paris. The second capsule of the P.L. Rolando Collection stems from Rolando’s archival sketches dating back to the early 2000s.

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Rolando helped to change the way the world looked at tennis fashion. His use of print, pattern, and fabrication solidified FILA as a boundary-pushing design house. He was the first to bring color to the court in 1973. His work solidified FILA as an innovator in the design space, disrupted expectations of what the modern game should look like, and set a course for FILA to become an iconic sportstyle brand.

FILA sponsored players Diego Schwartzman and Ashleigh Barty will wear the special-edition P.L. Rolando styles in Paris. The men’s and women’s collections were each designed in a sleek black and white colorway, with an eye-catching graphic pattern. Pieces are both elegant yet extremely bold, for a range of statement-making styles that will stand out on the red clay courts.

For men, the second capsule of the P.L. Rolando Collection includes a crew neck shirt, polo shirt, jacket, shorts, and pants. The women’s offerings consist of a tank top, skort, dress, jacket, and pants. The fashions include high-contrast, all-over graphic prints, balanced with solid blocks of color.

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The corresponding FILA P.L. Rolando campaign celebrates the culture and creativity of the game. FILA has commissioned illustrators to create bespoke artwork to coincide with various tournaments throughout the year, that unites the worlds of art, style, sport and beyond, in a way that is fresh and relevant, as the designer’s original work had done in the 1970’s.

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The collection is currently available on Visit to learn more.

FILA has a long and distinguished history in the world of tennis that includes endorsements of ATP Tour and WTA athletes, tennis tournaments and organizations. FILA is a sponsor of the BNP Paribas Open, the Tennis Hall of Fame Open, the Rogers Cup and Coupe Rogers, the Western & Southern Open, the Porsche Tennis Grand Prix, the Argentina Open, the Cordoba Open, the Rio Open, the Brasil Open, the Rakuten Japan Open and the Junior Orange Bowl International Tennis Championship. In addition to event partnerships, FILA is an official supplier to Tennis Canada, the Argentine Tennis Association (AAT) Junior Tennis Champions Center, Van der Meer Tennis, John Newcombe Tennis Ranch, and the Kim Clijsters Academy in Belgium.

The FILA® brand was established over a century ago by the FILA brothers of Biella, Italy. FILA® is now a leading sport and leisure footwear and apparel brand that is distributed worldwide. FILA has achieved world-class recognition in tennis by marketing high design and style content products that are endorsed by professional athletes from around the world.


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