Intimissimi Uomo, a leading menswear brand focused on underwear, easywear, nightwear and beachwear within the Italian fashion collective Calzedonia Group, has created a complete Spring/Summer 2022 collection inspired by King Features’ iconic characters, Popeye the Sailor Man and Olive Oyl.
The collection incorporates Popeye’s trademark nautical style across a full range of apparel: underwear, cropped pajamas, t-shirts, matching socks and swimwear.
The designs feature retro-inspired prints and stylings influenced by the iconic Popeye and his girlfriend Olive Oyl. Premium Licensing, King Features’ Italian agent, brokered the deal.
“Popeye has always been appreciated by men who relate to his masculine persona yet also enjoy his playfulness,” says Grazia Bussandri of Premium Licensing. “This particular collection by Intimissimi Uomo has been very well conceived, with refined retro graphics that will surely be appreciated by his fans. We are proud of this collaboration with Calzedonia Group. They are an important Group in International fashion, with strategically placed stores and great-quality products.”
“The line is engaging and fresh,” adds Carla Silva, VP/GM, global head of licensing, King Features, “and the sophisticated designs starring Popeye and Olive Oyl enrich the garments’ appeal among the style-savvy.
“We’re pleased to have Intimissimi Uomo on board to develop apparel that captures the brand’s essence and aligns with the long-term vision of the franchise. This impressive collection, supported by a strong marketing campaign and retail activations across multiple touchpoints, will surely give this collaboration great international attention and visibility.”
The Popeye products by Intimissimi Uomo are now available at Intimissimi/Intimissimi Uomo stores and e-commerce sites around the world. The launch line will be supported across social media with photos and videos, and the Intimissimi Uomo flagship stores will create window displays dedicated to the Popeye collection.