For Spring/Summer 2022, Slam Jam digs into FILA’s extensive sportswear archive to launch the seven-piece “Redefined” apparel and accessories collection.
Vintage sportswear is almost unbeatable. Digging through the crates, you’ll find a steady stream of bangers through the array of sportswear lovers throughout the 90s and early 2000s. Whether it’s vintage football shirts that catch your mind you, long dormant Arc’teryx shell colorways, or retro-blocked track jackets and Nike windbreakers, I think it’s entirely fair to think that the golden age of clothing of sports has passed.
Although modern sportswear is far superior technically, from performance to workmanship, it could be said that the style has become much safer, leaving us lamentable and nostalgic for a bygone era. It may be hyperbolic, but why else are so many brands digging into their archives to come up with new collections?
Now it’s FILA’s turn to delve into its archives to showcase the best of the era, in partnership with fellow Italians, Slam Jam.
Colliding for their very first collaboration, Slam Jam and FILA present “Redefined”. The clues are in the name – some of the brand’s most iconic archival pieces have been researched, updated, recontextualized and redefined for a new delivery that compares well to ’90s bangers.
The collection features seven unisex pieces built on a palette of grey, white and red, with co-branded patches throughout. The offer includes a ‘Frost Grey’ windbreaker and track jacket – both made from lightweight nylon – a striped running top, training shorts, a running hat, track pants, polo shirts and luggage options.
If “redefined” sportswear classics are your bag, you won’t have long to wait as the full Slam Jam x FILA collection will land online on May 21st.