about

We started superleggero out of the most basic reason: necessity!
Living and riding in very cold towns, like Bolzano in the Dolomiti and
Zürich in the Swiss Alps, it was a basic necessity to wear something very warm, breathable, high performing and at the same time, something so chic, elegant and minimal to be worn on the way to the office, grocery store or a special dinner date.

Our mood is deeply rooted in art, design and fashion, in close liaison with heritage sportswear and iconic cycling design. Ranging from cashmere and Australian Merino blends to luxury fibres like silk, from its iconic beanie zero to the super desirable silk foulard classica the brand upholds the ideal of elegance, freedom and lightness, combining meticulous Italian craftsmanship, innovation, attention to detail and centuries old expertise. Every superleggero product is a work of art.

cashmere and wool

We were the first to introduce the term «snood» in the fashion world. Designed as a modern combination between a neck warmer and a beanie, the snood is an evolution of the classic «berretta». And we were the first to use the properties and qualities of the cashmere in a sportswear accessory, a luxury mix of Australian extra-fine Merino wool and cashmere made in Italy, minimal design and our iconic design code.

The result is our beanie and snood-very warm, yet still very breathable and very lightweight, easy to be folded and put in your bag or your pocket, unisex and passe-partout, to wear while riding each morning, but also having a touch of sporty elegance for late afternoon or evening. And because we are not a «pro», deliberately kept simple and uncluttered by fancy logos or similar decorative elements. A perfect mix of tradition, aesthetic purity and chic minimalism, with a clean and contemporary mood.

The zero collection is inspired by the iconic colours of the most famous cycling races: azzurra of the old jersey of the Nazionale, the rosa and ciclamino of the jerseys worn by the leader and the best scalatore at the Giro d‘Italia, 1933 the yellow of the jersey worn by the leader at the Paris-Nice, roubaix the beige of the cobbles, mud and dust of the Paris-Roubaix, rouleur the grey of the asphalt. Available as beanie and snood, the collection is made of 70% Australian extra-fine Merino wool and 30% Italian cashmere. Winter 2020 we introduced three new collections, équipe and mondiale both inspired by the iconic striped cycling jerseys worn in the '70s and '80s and baroudeur a collection of face masks dedicated to the «Cagoule» the winter balaclava used during cold winter trainings.

cotton

The idea was to create something new, unique, radically different, both for man and woman, minimal and modern, ecologically correct and made in Italy using the world's finest and rarest raw materials.
With this collection we have brought into the city and daily life the handbags 54, 33 and mini contemporary slants on the iconic cyclists’ bag, turning it into a convenient, refined, and elegant accessory. Made in Italy, of 100% heavyweight Italian cotton canvas, silkscreen-printed in Como (Lombardia, Italy – a true «terra di ciclismo») using the old traditional technique "stampa a quadro alla comasca" the collection is available in five sizes and three different patterns, red 0002, white 0001 and 0003.

silk

Our foulards are part of the same project, we use a natural, very light and very breathable material, with a minimal and modern design, to wear in spring or early fall as very chic fashion accessory.

For the 2021 collection we use the super chic and fabulous "mussola di seta" a 100% silk, warped, woven, milled and silkscreen-printed in Como (Lombardia, Italy – a true «terra di ciclismo») using the old traditional technique "stampa a quadro alla comasca".
The collection is available in three sizes: classica, carré and tubolare all in our three iconic patterns, red 0002, white 0001 and 0003 and the brand new aspen.

hc

Not a new collection. hors catégorie is a patchwork of selected icons assembled using different materials. A work in progress, above category.

The new hors catégorie marks the birth of a new generation of unidentified fashion objects, inspired by cult sci-fi movies, 60's tv shows, 60's and 70's styles and materials, re-worked and adapted to our contemporary spirit.