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- Words Ryan Cahill
The Italian sportswear brand hark back to the past with new Magic Line collection.
Back in the 70s, FILA were responsible for dressing renowned mountaineer, Reinhold Messner, whose record-breaking ascent of mount everest established his sporting prowess on an international scale. The route he took, which was via the world’s second tallest peak K-2, he called The Magic Line, which later became the name of FILA’s 1988 ski-wear collection.
Digging deep into their archives, the Italian brand have decided to pay homage to Messner with the return of his iconic collection more than 30 years since it’s first outing. With the help of Ollie Evans, who heads up the cult vintage retailed, Too Hot, the brand have managed to refresh the collection and create something contemporary whilst still reclaiming that late 80s feel.
Travelling around the world looking for similar pieces to compliment the collection and borrow inspiration, Evans and FILA have successful re-established The Magic Line, and this time round, you don’t have to be on the slopes to enjoy it.
The collection is available now at http://www.fila.co.uk/ and https://www.toohotlimited.com/ as well as Selfridges, Caliroots Sweden, and Shinzo Paris.