ELLESSE X WOOD WOOD; BACK IN TEN words Hugo Fernandes - images courtesy of Ellesse at Gung Ho
Ten years after their first collaboration, Italian-born sportswear giant Ellesse teams up once again with Danish supreme Wood Wood to create a special and eye-catching capsule collection for Autumn/Winter 2019 that can be described perfectly with one single adjective - sleek. Both brands have been established and recognized for their heritage and attitude which are seamlessly seen throughout this latest drop.
The collection is a combination of clean and minimalist pieces for both men and women, inspired by the slopes of the Italian Alps while still preserving the individual design aesthetic of each of the two brands. For those savvy fashion enthusiasts, it is no secret that Ellesse started with its design signature rooted in skiing so it is no surprise that this season would see a return to the Italian brand's heritage. Scandinavian Wood Wood is without a doubt a perfect partner for this venture back to the past and forwards to the present again. Their minimal yet hugely effective approach to design makes this capsule one measured and executed to perfection when it comes to catering to a modern and outlandish generation of consumers who pursue quality, fashionability, and personality.
The collection in itself features a range of techy, monochrome pieces in premium fabrics with a fresh, minty color palette. To elevate it to another level pops of green and purple are seen throughout and create the perfect balance of bold and wearable. The collection is a modern take on skiing without becoming too outerwear-ish and designed to be worn on the day to day in the big - and small - metropolis.
Also incorporated throughout the collection is the An-linear signature for Ellesse which reports back to the reflecting Wood Wood minimalism, also introducing a fresh take on Ellesse's very own branding. Some of the signature (and highlight) pieces from the collab include the flared neoprene skiing pants, cropped boxy polyester ripstop jackets and a lightweight nylon-fleece poncho designed especially for her while for him, the collection presents a snug fleece tracksuit set along with a sporty nylon vest and a clean and minimalist neoprene tracksuit. When looking at the offer to both him and her, the collection presents a strong and cohesive selection of dual-branded sweats and jerseys like the T-shirts, hoodies, and sweatshirts.
To make this collaboration a total success and self-sufficient, a set of beautifully design footwear sees Wood Wood reimagining one of Ellesse's heritage silhouettes by looking at the brand's archives. The Piazza - which is available in charcoal grey and mint - feature premium suede and mesh combining comfortability and style to perfection.