Ellesse’s popularity grew during the 1970s as a producer of fashionable skiwear, such as the ‘Jet Pant’ featuring padded knees and a wide lower leg to fit around a ski boot. The 1980s saw the Ellesse conquer the tennis scene, with legends like Boris Becker and Pat Cash endorsing the brand.

The semi-palla logo references these two sports by combining the form of a tennis ball flanked with the tips of a pair of skis. It was one of the first sportswear brands to feature its logo prominently on the outside of its garments.

Over the years, Ellesse has gained a reputation for combining sportswear functionality with street-level fashion styling and today designing sports-inspired clothing with style continues to be Ellesse’s focus, reflecting its founder Leonardo’s commitment to great design and high quality.