Italian sportswear giant Ellesse is the ultimate fusion of form and function. The brand was founded in 1959 by tailor Leonardo Servadio, after he was unable to find skiwear for himself that was at once stylish and performance-minded. In the fifty years since, Ellesse has expanded their portfolio to include premium sportswear, dressing athletes at the highest level, all while infusing every piece with a fashion-forward sensibility.

For Servadio, sport is underscored by flair, style and good times spent with friends. These three tenets – performance, fashion and practicality – inform each collection, with designs ranging from everyday basics to athleticwear essentials for those who take their training seriously. The instantly recognisable Ellesse logo nods to the brand’s sporting heritage, combining the tips of a pair of skis with the cross-section of a tennis ball. Today, the famous ‘half-ball’ motif can be found stamped across sweatshirts, tees and accessories, and has quickly garnered a cult following among the street-style set and avid athletes alike.

THE ICONIC offers an extensive edit of Ellesse apparel, shoes and accessories for both men and women. Sweats, t-shirts and trackpants sit alongside premium performance jackets, vintage-inspired tennis dresses and leggings to suit all types of training. The brand’s signature lace-up sneakers and embossed slides are a staple in any off-duty wardrobe, while a selection of duffle bags, caps and backpacks provide the perfect finishing touch to an active, on-the-go lifestyle. For wardrobe essentials that exude heritage sporting appeal, shop our covetable edit of Ellesse on THE ICONIC today.