August 8, 2023 – FILA and Devereux have come together to introduce a limited-edition collection of pickleball apparel. The collaboration consists of both performance wear as well as off-court apparel, making for an overall functional and fashionable line tailored specifically for the pickleball enthusiast.
Founded by two brothers based in Phoenix, Arizona, Devereux is a cultural sportswear brand rooted in their mission of bringing a burst of fresh and youthful energy to traditional sports. FILA has established itself in the pickleball space over the last several years, designing apparel and footwear to meet the rapidly growing demands of pickleball players. Together they have developed a fashion-forward collection targeted at the modern pickleball player.
The FILA x Devereux collaboration features a range of men’s and women’s styles that include polos, crews, crop tank, shorts, bike shorts, layering pieces and a variety of graphic tees. The collection’s contemporary designs blend with heritage aesthetics to offer a new twist to the growing pickleball apparel space.
“Through this collaboration with FILA, we feel like we’ve created a collection that is uniquely youthful,” said Devereux Co-founder Robert Brunner. “Our goal is to create a sense of community among this new generation of pickleball players and usher them in with a line of apparel that matches the enthusiasm and energy currently being seen in the sport.”
The collection consists of 16 pieces and is highlighted by two on-court performance tops – the FILA x DVRX Bented Crop Tank and the Short Sleeve Henley Tee – each made using the high-quality material consistent in FILA’s premium performance apparel. The performance tops feature moisture-wicking fabrics to maximize on-court comfort and breathability for players.
Additional performance pieces include the Cropped Short Sleeve Polo and Short Sleeve Pin Stripe Polo, which offer another nod to classic FILA designs, while the FILA x DVRX Printed Short and Bike Short will keep picklers feeling stylish as they take to the court.
The collection’s three primary hues of teal, orange and white create an eye-catching color scheme meant to evoke a more tropical look and feel. These archival FILA hues mix with silhouettes that embody Devereux’s west coast roots to create a color palette that matches the casual and relaxed nature of the modern pickleball player. All performance pieces feature the co-branded FILA and Devereux logo.
The collaboration also includes six distinct graphic tees aimed at capturing the unique culture and intense passion among pickleball players. The tees are designed with phrases such as “I Like The Drop,” and a “how to” guide to make pickles. The collection is rounded out by the Cropped Crew Pullover and Graphic Hoodie to keep picklers looking fresh off the court.
Anna Leigh Waters debuted pieces from the collection at the Baird Wealth Management Seattle Open PPA tournament and the Volley Zone performance pickleball footwear.