Having style isn't about designer labels or copping the latest collaboration. It's about putting those items together in a way that feels unique.
Since its inception in 1911, FILA has established itself as an integral brand driving street style conversations. That legacy continues with the Disruptor 2 Patches. Complete with a series of removable, embroidered patches, the customizable sneaker lives up to its name by allowing users to mix and match the patches and place them wherever they see fit.
To showcase the newest iteration of the Disruptor, we pulled together a lookbook to provide inspiration for dressing from day to night.
MAKE IT YOUR OWN
Originally released in 1996, the Disruptor is often seen in iconic white. Retaining chunky sneaker vibes, the Patches iteration is available in two colorways—white and black, with the latter being the highlight of the two-pack release. If you're looking for styling options outside of FILA, throw on custom CDG, Bape, and Off-White patches for your own surgical take.
Styling the FILA Disruptor 2 Patches for her, we pulled from luxury athleisure label MICHI. The NYC-based label uses mesh inserts to achieve high performing, curated looks. As a DIY sneaker, Patches is versatile enough to match sophisticated athlesiure pieces.
style IS fluid And fun
Having great fashion sense is all about taking risks. Random pieces from your closet can come together beautifully without seeming like you're trying too hard. We figured a guy who wears FILA already has confident style so we paired these FILA track pants and shorts with a denim jacket to channel his super chill mindset.
PLAID IS ALWAYS COOL
Houndstooth and plaid has already made its comeback, but it never goes out of style. Parisian label Maje offers strong suiting options. Another French option is fashion grail Chanel. Shop your local thrift store for a vintage black blazer and pair it with a bold FILA bodysuit.
Dress it up like you dress it down
A long coat is an easy way to step up a casual look. This particular wool piece in chestnut was sourced from Scotch & Soda, a digital platform for vintage clothes.
LET YOUR CREATIVITY RUN WILD
The men's section is an underrated, overlooked and undershopped area by women. Case in point: for this look, we paired a bright orange V neck by Current/Elliot and fabric suspenders from the H&M men's section. We threw on the FILA's Disruptor 2 Patches for a personalized touch. Patches don't just have to be worn on your shoes. Just add a Velcro belt to any garment and design it yourself.
Choose a fashion icon
Layering isn't just for the fellas. For her, we channeled bohemian fashion icon Lisa Bonet pulling together a '90s grunge look in a silk dress over track pants. It's unexpected pairings that challenge your style perspective.
mix High/Low PIeces
As we all know, by now, sneakers are no longer just for casual wear. With its classic silhouette, the Disruptor 2 Patches can easily work for a quick errand run as it could on the runway. Take an unconventional spin on high fashion by mixing in street elements with your formal wear. In this instance, a hooded windbreaker can stand in for a tuxedo shirt, while overflowing statement pants mesh well with a white pair of Patches.
Fashion styling: Weyni Elder; Makeup: Gabrielle Franco; Photo assistant: Rickey Peete; Light Assistant: Justin Lamar; Visual design: Hunter Mak; Female model: Reyna Fallin; Male model: Rahmell Green.