As any self-respecting 90s PE fashionista will know, ellesse was an essential part of your school sports kit. Despite being a label that was seemingly consigned to the vintage leisurewear throwback-catalogue (ala Sergio Tacchini, Le Coq Sportif et al) it’s now experiencing a long-overdue renaissance. Alongside which, they’re hosting a one-off event at East London’s Number Six, ellesseexplores, showcasing fashion, music, film and photography.
The event will show a short film exploring the concept of pioneering spirit from the perspective of four distinct characters from the contemporary cultural landscape.
Along with the documentary there will be carefully selected pieces from the Ellesse archive, a photographic exhibition and live performances from Citizenn and License 2 Trill DJs.
The documentary will feature contributions from:
Andres Branco, founder of Wavey Garms, a social media phenomenon. Since 2012, Wavey Garms has brought us distinct streetwear fashion focusing on the grass roots.
Jimi Crayon, Illustrator and artist who combines his love of vibrant, forward thinking art and designs with pop culture. Jimi started out in graffiti and illustration and has since gone on to work along artists such as Banksy, Tracey Emin, Peter Blake and Rankin.
Juicegee, streetwear blogger and stylist. She combines her creative style and love of footwear to bring us forward thinking, urban fashion. Specifically trainers, she is the co-founder of Small Feet Big Kicks – for smaller footed people.
Nick Bam – Licence 2 Trill + Piff Gang member. Licence 2 Trill is a collective with a focus on parties, music + culture within London. With DJs EWD, DJ REID + JETS.
Drinks will be provided courtesy of Sol beer.
The new East London edge is a far cry from where the brand originated high on top the humble ski slopes by founder Leonardo Servadio…
[LEAD IMAGE: ellesse]