The upcoming Samsung Gear S2 smartwatch will not only offer buyers optional watch faces and bands by the company itself, it will also support custom faces and bands made by well-known Italian designer Alessandro Mendini.

Samsung said:

Alessandro Mendini played an important role in the development of modern Italian design, and is well known for his mixing of different cultures and sensibilities to push design boundaries and forego conventional notions of function. This design philosophy aligns closely with Samsung's approach to create wearable devices that redefine the culture of mobile communication through a functional, yet incredibly chic and personal experience. As one of Samsung's main watch face design partners, Mr. Time by Apposter worked closely with Alessandro Mendini to help seamlessly integrate his designs with Gear S2.

The faces and bands from Alessandro Mendini will be available for the Gear S2 around the time of the smartwatch's launch in October. However, details about the products, including pricing, have yet to be revealed.

Source: Samsung