PARIS — Emanuel Ungaro is ramping up its presence in men’s wear, inking licenses with Italian partners for clothing and sportswear in the “premium contemporary” category, and for leather goods.
Principe SpA, based in Varese, is to produce and distribute men’s leather products — including bags, small leather goods, belts and gloves — in Europe, the Middle East, Africa, CIS countries, Taiwan, Hong Kong and southeast Asia, starting with the fall 2016 season.
Alea Fashion Industries SpA, based in Savignano sul Rubicone, is to distribute the apparel collection in Europe, the Middle East, Africa, and Central and South America. Parts of the debut spring 2016 collection were presented at the Pitti Uomo trade show in Florence last month.
The fashions range from suits in the “sartorial” spirit to uptown sportswear. Wholesale prices range from 230 euros to 360 euros for suits; 180 euros to 250 euros, or $198 to $275, for jackets; 65 euros to 90 euros, or $71 to $100, for trousers; 40 euros to 55 euros, or $45 to $60, for shirts and 60 euros to 90 euros, or $66 to $100, for sweaters.
Both collections are to bear the Ungaro label, and be designed in Paris by the Emanuel Ungaro design studio.
The company has single-category licenses for certain markets, including outerwear in the U.S. The brand is best known for its women’s ready-to-wear and accessories, designed by Fausto Puglisi and produced by Italy’s Aeffe SpA.