ellesse x Elka Glacier Jacket
While we know the weather hardly requires them at the moment, it won’t be too long before you’ll need to be thinking about a rain jacket. And one of the most attractive we’ve seen this year comes from a collaboration between sportswear giants, ellesse, and Danish outerwear specialists, Elka. Introducing the ellesse x Elka Glacier jacket.
You may remember last year we featured ellesse and their reimaged Penguin collection, the skiwear branch of the Italian label. Originally introduced all the way back in 1967, the original penguin first appeared on the swing tags of ellesse’s Jet Ski pants before the penguin was lost altogether in the early 70s when ellesse merged their tennis and skiwear garments into a single brand.
Well, having reintroduced the penguin last year, ellesse are using skiwear as the inspiration behind this collaboration with Elka, a Danish outerwear brand who specialise in water proof fabrics and functional designs with over 50 years of experience. The first product from cross-European collaboration is this stylish and practical Glacier jacket.
No strangers to teaming up with big brand having already worked with the likes of Comme des Garçons and Norse Projects, Elka bring their cold climate technical knowhow to the Glacier jacket, while ellesse bring their sports inspired colourways and detailing.
The Glacier jacket comes in the classic Elka silhouette and is made from fully waterproof PVC fabric. Technical features include heat ironed seams and a ventilated shoulder yoke, as well as two front pockets to keep things practical.
The ellesse x Elka Glacier jacket will be available in Navy/Blue, Red/Navy and Grey/Black from September later this year. There’s no word on pricing yet but we’ll be sure to update you when we get the details. Keep an eye on things over at the ellesse Website.