FAB FIVE ELLESSE
Posted on October 16, 2012 by admin
18th October is the date. Second part of Fab Fives Project will hit stores, be ready to grab a selection of sneakers to expand your collection. Ellesse heritage have teamed up with five of the world’s most renowned, and cool, stores to re work archive Ellesse sneaker style from late 70’s and 80’s. For few who doesn’t know, Ellesse is an iconic sportswear brand started by Leonardo Servadio in Perugia in 1959 that gained reputation for mixing functionality with street-level fashion styling. During the mid-1980s, French designer Jean-Charles de Castelbajac worked with Ellesse, an early collaboration between a sportswear company and a fashion designer that open up the way for to a different way of thinking sport apparel. The Second edition of Fab Five project is made by;
Atmos Tokyo, one of Japan’s most famed sneaker stores. They worked on the classic Marathon ’84 model.
Present, London based shop voted UK best meswear store, choosed the Poli runner. Named after Gianni Poli won The New York Marathon in 1986.
Special, Milan’s darling skate hub, worked on a basketball model called The Assist.
Amen, super famous Munich sneaker store, bring their signature minimalistic precision choosing the 117 model, ellesse most celebrated style, adding some thech style delivering a sneaker that is functional and futuristic at the same time.
Kin, another world pole for avant garde streetwear stores, worked on the Fava, one of the oldest ellesse styles.
The fabulous five are ready, are you?
Photo: M. Falbo