A new chapter in ZILLI’s history : launching of the ZILLI SPORT label and the capsule collection Youri Djorkaeff by ZILLI SPORT

Luxferity, 06.03.2020


Maison ZILLI is broadening its offering with a new line: ZILLI SPORT, available instore and online by Spring 2020. To celebrate the new chapter of its history, ZILLI SPORT begins with a capsule collection, result of a meeting with the French international football player, Youri Djorkaeff.

“I’m really happy with this working relationship with Youri Djorkaeff, a great player, one that I have always admired. We are starting a new chapter, with the challenges that it brings. Our house was built on its ability to push the boundaries in terms of style and production. The collaboration Youri Djorkaeff by ZILLI SPORT is a wonderful illustration of this.” Laurent Schimel, Chief Executive.

Built on the shared values of excellence, family and Lyon, the Youri Djorkaeff by ZILLI SPORT collection is something of a blank canvas given to the footballer. Things were very clear from the outset: between the man nicknamed the “Snake” and a Maison known for its exotic hides, the serpent has found a home. It glides onto the thirty pieces in the capsule, in the form of an Ouroboros in metal with silver finishing. The symbol of the eternal return, this ancestral figure of a snake biting its tail signs, more or less literally, buttons, belt buckles, linings and keyrings. Moreover, snake leather - the ZILLI Snake – is one of the major fabric used in the collection, mixed with cotton/silk, calf suede, lambskin.

“The idea was to create my ideal 24-hour wardrobe. This means from the shoes to the cap, from the gym to the office, with pieces and colours, especially blue and grey that correspond to me. It is technical and highly skilled at the same time, with lots of work on the materials and the cuts. The collection is modern and forward-looking, something that is very important to me.” Youri Djorkaeff.