SCHUTZ WAS FOUNDED BY ALEXANDRE BIRMAN IN BRAZIL IN 1995. THE BRAND FOCUSES ON CONTEMPORARY DESIGN, WITH ITS DNA BUILT AROUND THE SEXY, COOL, BOLD AND CONFIDENT WOMAN. DESIGN, PREMIUM QUALITY, FASHION AND FREEDOM OF EXPRESSION ARE AT THE CORE OF THE BRAND.
Schutz products value women with atitude. They take full advantage of innovative styles and a color palette and range of materials that is splendidly rich and detailed. Their constructions, heels and lasts are unique and powerful, Produced with the latest technology and stricly follow one of our brand’s premises: potentialize femininity with glamour and authenticity.
Launched in 1981, the new line Emporio Armani is revolutionary and comprehensive, a star shining brilliantly in the fashion firmament. Targeting the young men and women who love the Armani style and seek a product with a high fashion content. Emporio Armani sets a new trend in retail and makes a huge impact, with both its name and the symbol chosen to represent it. The name “Emporio” refers to a new concept of democratic fashion. The eagle, which communicates strength in an immediate and easily recognisable way, was chosen because it stands for power and soaring flight, like a talisman of good fortune for the newly born line. Time has proved the designer’s instincts in this respect to have been right. While the initial message was targeted exclusively at the young, Emporio Armani has broadened its appeal over the years to embrace everyone who follows the progress of fashion and its latest trends. “From the creative point of view, Emporio Armani involves me as much as Giorgio Armani, but it allows me greater opportunities to come up with amusing, modern and free-spirited looks, while maintaining my essential style. Because the brand is vital and carefree, with a touch of vanity, tempered by a special allure and a certain dignity,” explains Giorgio Armani. Today’s Emporio Armani is a modern and contemporary collection of clothing and accessories, a statement of style that keeps pace with fashion and foresees new trends: this is a brand rich in ideas and wardrobe solutions, always offering a coherent look that ensures compatibility with previous purchases from the line. “Because young people today like to team a new top with an old pair of trousers, or the jacket of the season with a cherished pair of jeans, the Emporio Armani line is tailor-made to give them what they want, ” observes Giorgio Armani.
Coccinelle, a brand of reference in the production of bags and accessories in the accessible luxury sector, was founded by the Mazzieri family in Parma in 1978, where its head office is currently located. An eye for detail, quality, refined design and study of current trends: these are the distinctive characteristics of Coccinelle products which have always been synonymous with sophisticated style and Italian design. Each product is produced using the most authentic traditional craftsmanship: refined stylistic choices are combined with the use of precious, exclusive materials. The investment in research and technology guarantees the production of innovative collections, featuring a highly precise, recognisable style.
Michael Kors is a rapidly growing global luxury lifestyle brand led by a world-class management team and a renowned, award-winning designer. Since launching his namesake brand over 30 years ago, Michael Kors has featured distinctive designs, materials and craftsmanship with a jet-set aesthetic that combines stylish elegance and a sporty attitude. Mr. Kors’ vision has taken our Company from its beginnings as an American luxury sportswear house to a global accessories, footwear and apparel company with a presence in over 95 countries.
The MICHAEL Michael Kors collection has a strong focus on accessories, in addition to offering footwear and apparel, and is carried in all of our lifestyle stores as well as leading department stores throughout the world. In the MICHAEL Michael Kors collection, we offer: accessories, primarily handbags, which are created to meet the fashion and functional requirements of our broad and diverse consumer base, and small leather goods, such as clutches, wallets, wristlets and cosmetic cases.
The Trussardi Jeans brand is the casual side of Trussardi style: this iconic, free-spirited world of denim has always been tied to the elegance and culture that distinguish the brand. Its collections feature quality fabrics and denim and a wide assortment of distinctive silhouettes and strong colors. Each article is distinguished by a tag and button that allow the customer to immediately identify the fit through the logo. Classic fits have been joined over the years by new ones to satisfy the interests of younger customers. Trussardi Jeans, is dedicated to the needs of metropolitan living and meant for leisure time.The choice of materials has expanded: for the first time, regular denim jeans have been included, and yarn-dyed fabrics with a wool-like finish are also featured. The color range has also grown and includes cust green, blue-black, and new cool grays and black. An in-depth research of washes has led to the development of eco, vintage and marbleized treatments.
LIU•JO was born from a brilliant intuition by the Marchi brothers - Marco and Vannis - who, in the mid 1990s, developed their first knitwear collection by starting a project which was to prove successful and far-sighted. The enterprise started in Carpi, the Italian knitwear district par excellence, known as one of the main drivers of Italian industry and crucial crossroads of research, technology and tradition.
The brand developed quickly and strengthened its presence in the clothing sector by introducing the LIU•JO and LIU•JEANS collections, the symbols of refined, dynamic and modern femininity.
Within the fashion industry, LIU•JO plays a leading role thanks to its broad and diversified range of clothing, shoes and accessories for women, men and children. In today’s increasingly selective and competitive market, LIU•JO owns a large brands portfolio characterized by worldwide presence, top brand positioning and remarkable brand notoriety and perception. The LIU•JO activities include the whole fashion industry by supplying a wide range of products.
LIU•JO - An extremely feminine and glamorous clothing line, particularly focused on details.
LIU•JO JEANS- A denim inspired collection with an original and vibrant “street glam style”.
LIU•JO Accessories - An exclusive proposal of fashion accessories in line with the new trends, to be naturally combined with all the LIU•JO clothing collections.
LIU•JO Shoes - Exclusively devoted to women shoes, in perfect combination with the accessory proposals.
LIU•JO UNDERWEAR - An underwear line providing a natural charming touch to softer feminine silhouettes.
LIU•JO BEACHWEAR - A broad range of swimwear characterised by a young, sophisticated and chic allure.
Founder and President of Grotto Spa. Grotto is the driving force behind the GAS brand. Grotto started early with a passion for business and fashion, learning the ropes from the family retail business and the basics of fashion from his mother, owner of a haberdashery. After he came of age, he started to follow, almost for fun, music public relations which gave him a lifelong taste for young, hip fashion. Realizing that traditional clothes could never express youth culture, he gave his mother’s shop an extreme makeover and started selling jeans. Not content with what the market offered, in the early 70s he started on his entrepreneurial adventure setting an artisanal workshop making his own clothes. Some 10 years later, he set up the company Grotto in which all the phases of production are focused on creating collections aimed at consumers in search of original, quality garments that are also functional and versatile. By 1984 he made his dream come true with the launch of the GAS collection. Since then the GAS brand has continued to expand and evolve on an international level bringing its lines and its values in the major markets worldwide.
Pepe Jeans London
The date is 1973 and a crowd of raucous kids are jostling for position around an unassuming market-stall sheltering from the icy February drizzle under a railway bridge in the heart of Portobello Market, London. The buzz is palpable. Trecking by Tube, bus and bike from the far corners of London this motley crue has converged on the capital’s hippest clothing market in a bid to lay their hands on an elusive pair of the jeans that has had London’s most discerning fashion devotees swapping notes. It was there in 1973, under that bridge in Notting Hill, that Pepe Jeans was born.
The true story of the “Crocodile” starts in 1923 after a bet Rene Lacoste had made with the Captain of the France Davis Cup team Allan H. Muhr, who promised him a crocodile-skin suitcase if he won a big match for the team. The event was reported in an article in the Boston Evening Transcript, in which the journalistic nicknamed Rene Lacoste “the Crocodile” for the first time. Afterwards, the American public retained this nickname, which highlighted the tenacity he demonstrated on the tennis courts by never letting go of his prey. So his friend Robert George, the illustrator, designed a crocodile which he embroidered on the blazer he wore on the court. The legend was born.
Founded in 2008, The Kooples is a French fashion House offering accessible luxury collections with a strong personality for both men and women. The Kooples philosophy offers a new take on the English art of tailoring with a rock ‘n’ roll style for iconic contemporary pieces showcasing natural Parisian chic and London elegance. The Kooples high-quality ready-to-wear and accessories collections set themselves apart with numerous signature details that enhance the couple’s power of seduction while offering on-trend, elegant looks for every occasion.
Antony Morato was founded by Lello Caldarelli in 2007 in Italy.
The brand is inspired by the lifestyle of major cities worldwide and combines Italian tradition with cosmopolitan vision.
The clothes are vibrant and contemporary and appeal to the modern consumer who sees Fashion as a way to express himself.
The Modern Man is the target of this brand and the products are designed to fit throughout the day, by providing him with personal style and comfort.
Iceberg debuted on the market in 1974, back in the days when sportswear began marking the biggest mutation in modern patterns of dress and, along with, codes of behavior. For its part, Iceberg set in motion a twofold transformation: not simply sportswear, but knit sportswear.
Iceberg embarked on the challenge by launching a collection of pullovers designed and developed in collaboration with Jean Charles de Castelbajac, then a major budding talent. Gilmar had invited the young creator to work for the new brand and together – as pioneers of the golden age of Italian ready-to-wear – they contributed to forging the country’s future.
A remarkable project requires a remarkable ad campaign. Namely, one featuring a gallery of brand ambassadors of the caliber of Andy Warhol, Carla Fracci, Vivienne Westwood, Luciano Benetton, Franco Moschino (so including fashion personalities who agree to pose for another label!).
Photographer Oliviero Toscani masterminded and pursued the strategy from 1980 to 1986. And while now celebrity endorsement is par for the course in advertising at the time the concept took the scene by storm. With Steven Meisel behind the lens, in the 1990s the ads spotlighted Farrah Fawcett, Sofia Coppola, Iggy Pop and Isabella Rossellini; in 2000, rather, the hot young female rapper Lil’Kim made an outstanding appearance.
Iceberg is synonymous with a dynamic fashion-forward vision reflecting an American Pop Art slant (art genre of which Gilmar owners are avid collectors). This vision comes through in the wide range of products – from watches to shoes, childrenswear to homewear, all the way to exclusive mineral waters – that over the span of nearly forty years Iceberg has created thanks to a keen brand extension strategy.
Originally ideated to meet changing consumer tastes and needs in the aftermath of the late 1960s sociocultural revolution, Iceberg evolved into the true force of a highly autonomous quick-response company still 100% controlled by the founding family.
When the Fila brothers first opened shop in 1911 in Biella, a small town in the foothills of northern Italy, they had no idea how far their legacy would travel. Originally in the business of creating quality textiles for local townspeople, the brothers sought to produce fabrics that combined luxury, art and utility, drawing inspiration from their homeland to create product as exquisitely textured and evocative as the Italian landscape: the austerity of the Alps, the fluidity of the hills and the boldness of the Mediterranean coast. Today, as we celebrate the 102nd anniversary of Fila, we are proud to say that their vision lives on in our company. From the craggy peaks of Mount Everest to the illustrious lawns of Wimbledon, the name Fila echoes an unmistakable legacy of excellence, born through decades of innovation and unswerving dedication to provide premium sportswear crafted to be exceptional as its wearer.
The story of Fila's transformation into a leading global designer of high-end sportswear has been one of continual evolution driven by a philosophy of innovation that lies at the heart of our most successful designs. In 1923, the brothers officially established the expanding family-run textile business as a high-quality knitwear manufacturing company, entering into a limited partnership named Maglficio Biellese. Through the years, the business grew beyond the borders of Biella to become a well-known quality knitwear producer for Italy. In 1942, the company merged with the Fratelli Fila company, and by 1972 the company had sales of over one billion lire and a total workforce of more than 250 people. Wishing to further expand the company, Giansevero Fila hired Enrico Frachey as the managing director of the firm in 1968. Frachey shared Fila's vision and it was his creativity and managerial resourcefulness that ultimately transformed Fila into a global sportswear brand.
The 20th century saw a new form of individual expression rise to international prominence: sports - and particularly tennis - were becoming the epitome of grace, style and an example of the robust vivacity of the human spirit. As of the company prepared for its bold debut into the sportswear industry, Frachey tasked two men with ensuring its success: the innovative designer Pier Luigi Rolando, the artist behind our most iconic designs, and Alessandro Galliano, the superbly knowledgeable engineering director. Inspired by Frachey's own climbs on the cliffs near Biella, Rolando and Galliano began their work with the understanding that sport is life expressed through motion, and that sportswear must complement, not overpower, the athlete. They set to work creating fabric designed to mirror the movements of the athletes themselves, adhering smoothly to the body like a second skin yet providing a sense of total freedom.
The product of this collaboration was our premiere outerwear collection, which debuted in 1972. Rolando's designs, utilizing wool and cashmere in novel ways, created a line that quickly became renowned for its seamless combination of grace and vigor. The following year, our name was firmly established through the sports apparel industry with the introduction of the now legendary "White Line" Collection. Named as a respectfully irreverent jab at the traditional product lines and the ubiquitous presence of all-white garments that had long dominated tennis apparel, the White Line Collection was a fusion of the provocative and exemplary. The Collection, aesthetically astonishing in its novel design and unconventional use of vibrant colors, yet beautifully simple in its effectiveness and function, immediately took the world by storm. The premiere collection marked the dawn of a new era, not just in Fila's history, but in the sportswear industry as a whole. While others saw contradiction, Fila became the brand that catered both to the exceptional athlete and the cosmopolitan individual, ever conscious of the latest and boldest innovations in fashion. The White Line Collection made a statement as audacious and respectfully irreverent as its new designs: Classic doesn't have to mean conservative, and timeless designs can still be contemporary.
Fila has enjoyed a special relationship with remarkable athletes, pioneers marked as much by indomitable passion as incomparable performance. Beginning with our debut on the courts with tennis greats Adriano Panatta, Paolo Bertolucci and the incomparable Bjorn Borg, we have had the fortune of helping extraordinary individuals accomplish some of history's most iconic sports achievements. We followed Borg as he ascended to the pinnacle of sports history, the F-Box logo proudly displayed on his signature polo and headband, winning five consecutive victories at Wimbledon and firmly establishing his legacy as tennis' most dominant and unique player, both in terms of technique and style. In 1986, when Reinhold Messner reached the treacherous summit of Everest, fueled by the spirit of adventure and the determination to be the first to scale the titan without the aid of additional oxygen, he wore high-tech mountain gear designed by Fila. Thirsting for more, he proceeded to scale 13 peaks of the Himalayas, leaving his indelible mark on the history of mountaineering and raising Fila and iconic F-Box logo proudly to the highest peaks of the world. We slid down the slopes with Ingemar Stenmark in his pursuit of 86 World Cup titles. We graced the greens of British Opens and two Masters Titles with Tom Watson, skirted the frosty trails of Italy with Alberto Tomba and arched triumphant on the shoulders of Monica Seles and Guillermo Vilas. And we were there in 2009 when Svetlana Kuznetsoza won the French Open.
Fila has been especially proud to support Kim Clijsters, first as she made history by coming out of an eighteen month retirement to win back to back US Opens in 2009 and 2010, becoming only the second mother to win a Grand Slam in the Open era and following in the footsteps of former Fila athlete and mother Evonne Goolagong-Cawley, who was the first. In 2011, our 100th anniversary year, Kim started out strong, winning the 2011 Australian Open, wearing a replica of one of Goolagong-Cawley's iconic outfits from the early 80's. With the announcement of Clijsters’ retirement after the 2012 US Open, Fila designed a special commemorative “Trophy Collection” for Clijsters to wear at the last Grand Slam tournaments of her illustrious tennis career. Fila unveiled a special patriotic performance tennis apparel collection, in August 2012, which was worn exclusively by Fila athletes representing their countries on the courts of the All England Lawn Tennis and Croquet Club during the London Games. Fila also outfitted the South Korean and Hong Kong delegations at the London Games.
In addition, Fila continues event sponsorships of the BNP Paribas Open in Indian Wells, California, the Sony Open in Miami, Florida and the Hall of Fame Tennis Championships in Newport, Rhode Island, the Porsche Tennis Grand Prix and the BMW Open in Germany, as well as partnerships with the Van der Meer Tennis Academy in Hilton Head, South Carolina, the John Newcombe Tennis Ranch in Texas and the Junior Tennis Champions Center.
A century after its humble beginnings, Fila has become synonymous with performance and sophistication. Worn not only by internationally recognized athletes, but the fashion conscious, Fila uses premium fabrics designed to radiate the sophistication of Italian craftsmanship, while allowing maximum flexibility and performance. Our legacy of style earns us admiration to this day. Whether you perform for the challenge of adventure, the rigor of competition, or simply the pleasure and well-being of an active life, Fila will help take you wherever you want to go, because we understand that the beauty of sport is that of a life in motion.
So have the courage to defy expectations, to challenge the limits of both yourself and the world around you. Be bold and provocative. Remain vintage, but never conventional, and show the world that it is possible to radiate sophistication and style without sacrificing performance. Above all, commit to standing out, not blending in. On behalf of all of us at Fila, join us in celebrating a legacy that can only be described as legendary. Here's to our history of looking forward, and a future of making history.
Think you know sportswear? Well, think again… Introducing Plein Sport, the world’s first luxury active sportswear brand. And with a mantra like First Rule: No Rules, expect the unexpected.
Plein Sport is not a second line from Philipp Plein. It is a standalone brand, a completely original concept and an entirely independent entity. It might share Philipp Plein’s inimitable DNA – that uncompromising rebel spirit with a taste for ultra-luxe – but Plein Sport is something truly unique.
It is not a fashion collection. There are no leather jackets, studs, denim shirts, skulls or any of the iconic signatures synonymous with Philipp Plein. Plein Sport is conceived, designed and produced purely for action. It’s the real deal for workouts: using cutting-edge technology, these pieces are built for performance and made for hitting the gym – not the street or runway. For the first time in the sports market, the seductive feel of luxury is fused with hardcore functionality.
Plein Sport is inspired by the renegade stars of extreme sport, the base-jumpers and house-runners who push themselves to the limit and beyond, the death-defying daredevils who challenge the authorities in their search for the ultimate rush. These are the heroes of Plein Sport: fast, tough and aggressive, all qualities embodied in the brand’s tiger emblem.
Remember: it’s survival of the fittest out there. So make sure you train in the best.
1972 - FOUNDED ON MADISON AVENUE IN NEW YORK AS THE ORIGINAL SNEAKERS DESIGNED FOR REAL PEOPLE. PONY WAS INITIALLY LAUNCHED AS AN ATHLETIC FOOTWEAR BRAND.
1976 - PELE SCORES HIS WORLD RECORD 1250TH GOAL AND WAS AWARDED WITH A GOLDEN REPLICA OF THE PONY BOOT HE WORE DURING THAT FEAT.
1978 - PONY SHOES WERE SPOTTED ON BOTH LARRY HOLMES AND KEN NORTON IN THEIR WBC HEAVYWEIGHT TITLE BOUT.
1979 - DAVID THOMPSON JOINED THE PONY TEAM AND WINS THE NBA ALL STAR GAME MVP AWARD, ALL ON THE SAME DAY.
1980 - THE NEW YORK COSMOS WIN THEIR FOURTH NASL TITLE WITH ALL THE GOALS IN THE FINALS SCORED BY PONY ATHLETES, CHINAGLIA AND ROMERO.
1981 - SPORTING HER PONY SHOES, TRACY AUSTIN CLAIMS ANOTHER U.S. OPEN TITLE.
1986 - SPUD WEBB, ALL 5’ 7” OF HIM, SOARS ABOVE GIANTS TO TAKE OUT THE NBA SLAM DUNK TITLE IN HIS PONY CITY WINGS.
2001 - PONY SHOES WERE SEEN ON KRISTEN STEWART, JUSTIN TIMBERLAKE, PARIS HILTON, BLINK 182 AND OTHER CELEBRITIES.
2005 - PONY TEAMS UP WITH RAP ICON SNOOP DOGG TO RELEASE HIS DOGGY BISCUITZ SNEAKER LINE.
2012 - PONY TURNS 40 BOOK
2019 - PONY AND ITS FORWARD-POINTING CHEVRON CONTINUES TO CEMENT ITS RELEVANCE AS THE ORIGINAL SNEAKERS FOR REAL PEOPLE.
Diesel is an innovative international lifestyle company, producing a wide-ranging collection of jeans, clothing and accessories. Since its creation in 1978, Diesel has experienced extraordinary growth and has evolved from being a leading pioneer in denim into the world of premium casual wear, becoming a true alternative to the established luxury market. Despite its growth, Diesel’s philosophy has remained the same as the day of its creation: Renzo Rosso had envisaged a brand that would stand for passion, individuality and self-expression. Diesel thrives on change: it produces no less than 3,000 new products every season and each one derives from a process of enormous creative freedom, ensuring constant innovation. The collections include: Diesel (recently “rebooted” by the arrival of Nicola Formichetti as its Artistic Director), Diesel Black Gold (the contemporary line designed by Andreas Melbostad) and Diesel Kid. Diesel is not just apparel and denim: it’s a lifestyle, which has been interpreted through licenses (under the creative leadership of Andrea Rosso) with leading companies to develop watches and jewellery (with Fossil), eyewear (with Marcolin), fragrances (with L’Oréal), helmets (with AGV), headphones (with Monster), bikes (with Pinarello), strollers (with Bugaboo) and a complete home collection (with Foscarini, Moroso, Zucchi, Seletti and Scavolini).