- Fila (company)
:"This article refers to the clothing corporation, for other uses see
company_name = Fila, Ltd.
company_type = Private
foundation = 1911
location = flagicon|South Korea
Seoul, South Korea
key_people = GENE (YOON-SOO) YOON, Chairman & Chief Executive Officer, Global Leading Brands House Holdings & Fila Korea Ltd
YOUNG-CHAN CHO, President of Global Leading Brands House Holdings, Chief Financial Officer of Fila U.S.A., Inc.
JON EPSTEIN, President of Fila U.S.A., Inc.
Athletic shoes, apparel, accessories
homepage = http://www.fila.com
South Korea's largest sportswearmanufacturing company, founded in 1911 in Italy. Fila is one of the best known South Korean brands and is among the most popular sportwear brands in the world, headed by chairman and CEO Yoon-Soo Yoon. It now has offices in 11 countries worldwide.
Fila was created in
Biella, Piedmont, by the Fila brothers in 1911. It originally started by making clothing for the people of the Italian Alps, now manufacturing sportswear for men, women, kids and athletes.
The company's primary product was originally underwear, before moving into sportswear in the 1970s, initially with the endorsement of tennis player
The original Italian ownership Holding di Partecipazioni sold the company to US
hedge fund Cerberus Capital Managementin 2003, after the company over-committed itself to expensive athletic endorsements, at a time when margins were under pressure. Cerberus owned Fila through holding company Sports Brands International, which owned and operated all Fila businesses around the world with the exception of Fila Korea, which was a separate company operating the brand under licence.
In January 2007, the global Fila brand and all its international subsidiaries were acquired by Fila Korea from SBI, which made it the largest South Korean sportswear company. Fila Korea currently holds all of the rights to the worldwide use of footwear and apparel brands of the parent firm.
The men's Fila line of sportswear include apparel for such sports as
tennis, running, men's training, basketball, golf, swimming, and Fila's own line of vintageapparel.
The women's Fila line of sportswear include apparel for such sports as
tennis, running, cross training, golf, swimming, and Fila's own line of vintageapparel.
Fila has everyday day footwear for children of all ages, from
infants to youth.
Athletes that have used, or are currently using, Fila apparel include:
Singers that have used, or are currently using, Fila apparel include:
Fila in Pop Culture
*A popular Acronym for FILA in
Atlanta, Georgiais Forever I Love Atlanta.
*It is also said that FILA stands for Finally I Left Adidas.
*The brand Fila was heavily featured in the 1986 movie
*The Fila Store is one of the drop off points in the video game Crazy Taxi.
*Fila Decathlon was the title of a game for
Game Boy AdvanceDeveloped by THQ.
Toji Suzaharafrom Neon Genesis Evangelionwears a track jacket with the word FILA stitched on the front.
*Fila apparel was also very popular in the 1980s rap scene (today often called
Old school hip hop). Examples are the song "Do the Fila" by Steady B, "Put your Fila's on" by Schoolly Dor even a whole group labeled Fila Fresh Crew. Also the cover of Just-Ice's [http://upload.wikimedia.org/wikipedia/en/4/46/BackToTheOldSchool.jpgfirst album] makes use of Fila signs.
*On the other hand, in their 1989 song "The Sounds of Science", the
Beastie Boysexhorted listeners to "Rock my Adidas; never rock Fila." [cite web
last = Benjamin
first = Brad
title = Sounds of Science
work = Paul's Boutique Samples and References List
date = 2007-03-07
url = http://paulsboutique.info/Sounds_Of_Science
accessdate = 2008-03-14]
*However, in a dramastic reversal five years later,
Mike Dtried to mount a Fila revival, only to encounter considerable resistance: "Step into the party with the Fila fresh gear, people looking at me like I was David Koreshhere" ("The Scoop," Ill Communication, 1994).
* [http://www.fila.com Fila USA, Inc.]
* [http://www.filaitalia.com Fila Italia]
* [http://www.howdoyoufila.com How Do You Fila?]
* [http://www.di-modaclothing.com/search.asp?label=41 Mens Fila Clothing Collection From Di-ModaClothing] - Di-Moda Clothing - Authorised online retailers of the FILA menswear collection]
* [http://www.sneakerset.com/sneakerpedia/fila/ FILA Sneakerpedia]
* [http://shop.fila.com Fila Online Shop]
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