While the Y2K aesthetic has enjoyed its monumental reign over the fashion world as of late, fashion labels, shoppers and trendsetters alike are casting their inspiration back a little further — straight into the 1970s. For an SS22 campaign that could have been plucked straight from a scene of Grease, iconic brands Michael Kors and ellesse have banded together to blend American luxury with Italian sportswear. Creating a 24-piece capsule of retro athleisure, the fashion houses place their merged logos onto sports bras, tank tops, cargo pants and dresses that are just as fashionable as they are sports-orientated. Marking a fusion between two totally iconic styles of clothing, the collection becomes a hybrid difficult to define — a category of its own rite.
Shot on a vibrant tennis court under a sun-soaked Miami sky, Lachlan Bailey captures campaign frontiers Emily Ratajkowski, Jay Critch and Wolftyla dressed in a fiery colour palette. In keeping with ellesse’s signature bold colouring, the entire collection incorporates hues of burnt orange and fiery red, contrasting them with the crisp colours of Michael Kors — from Bermuda white to a rich navy.
Celebrating the energetic DNA of both Michael Kors and ellesse, the collection is translatable to everyone as well as every season. Fun, playful and dynamic, this Spring/Summer season is proving to be one of the most promising yet — much of it thanks to this match made in athleisure heaven.
To explore the collection now, head to ellesse.com.