Luxury men’s wear brand Canali has decided to team with one of the country’s most interesting emerging brands Li Gong to develop a capsule collection: 8ON8. To be called Canali Travel With 8ON8, the capsule will be sold at the brand’s store in China and in some of its boutiques across the globe, as well as at a selection of international multibrand shops. With prices in line with Canali’s collections, the capsule will retail from $300 for basketball hats to $3,300 for coats.
As per a Women’s Wear Daily report, the capsule includes 11 styles combining Canali’s sartorial expertise with Gong’s colorful, retro futuristic aesthetic, ranging from T-shirts, puffers and hoodies to relaxed suits, silk pajamas and impeccable coats with a young, edgy vibe. The offering is completed by loafers with transparent soles, colorful sneakers, as well as baseball caps, small fabric pouches with drawstrings and printed leather luggage pieces.
Canali believes, delivering capsules with external designers enables the brand to experiment with its aesthetic and heritage with a point of view that is meaningful for specific markets. This capsule created a lot of interest in international retailers because it offers a fresh stylistic image, but at the same time is backed by the credibility of a trusted historic company, he adds. id.
The Italian men’s brand debuted in China two decades ago and operates a retail network of 21 stores in the country.