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CHAMPIONS AND FASHION

Posted in FOOTFASHION on September 4, 2010 by danielecleacc

CoSTUME NATIONAL creates the new official wardrobe for the FC Internazionale. Ennio Capasa, Creative Director of the Maison, bets on tailoring: all the garments designed for players, technical staff and managers are custom made and have the team emblem hand sewn, while on the tie there is a high frequency serigraphy of the European Cup.

The uniforms will be worn by the soccer players starting August 26th, when the team will leave for the Principality of Monaco to dispute the UEFA European Cup final on the 27th.

“I am happy and honored to dress INTER, the strongest team in the international football scene. I always had great respect and esteem for this Company that demonstrates the same dedication, commitment and passion that I invest in my work. I really enjoyed creating a wardrobe for professional athletes adding those sophisticated touches that are part of my aesthetic”, Ennio Capasa said.

A black cotton-silk, two-button city suit with blue pinstripes is combined with a white linoleum shirt for summer, and a dark blue suit with gray pinstripes in 100 wool with a blue micro stick shirt on a white base for winter.

The tie is created in black silk with three contrasting lines in royal blue that symbolize the glorious win of last season.

A short, blue trench, created in nylon for summer and in wool for winter, completes the look. The shoes are in black calfskin as is the belt that presents a blue enamel buckle, whilst the weekend bag is in dark blue crust. Scarf and hat made of wool shade from black to blue.

CoSTUME NATIONAL was founded in 1986 under the creative direction of Ennio Capasa and it recognized as a brand that defined an original and iconographic style. “Edgy-chic” is how the leading press labels it.
Icons like Mick Jagger, David Bowie, Willem Dafoe, Angelina Jolie, Katie Holmes, Michael Buble, Tom Cruise, Gael Garcia Bernal, Heidi Klum and Keanu Reeves choose to wear CoSTUME NATIONAL.

WATCH THE FOOTBALL

Posted in FOOTFASHION, JUST SOME NEWS on August 21, 2010 by danielecleacc

The partnership between the Panini group and Grimoldi Milano, the renowned fashion watch company and jewelers based in Milan, has produced an exclusive watch inspired by the famous “rovesciata” (bicycle kick) icon which is a characteristic feature of all the  Panini Italian football sticker collections since the very first collection published in 1961.

The watch, crafted with the flair and skill of Grimoldi Milano, is a limited edition of only fifty pieces. The red outline of the bicycle kick on the watch face represents and embodies the Panini universe:  looking for the stickers,  collecting and playing with them,  as well as all the  emotions aroused by the Panini  football stickers which  have excited and entertained  at  least three generations  of football fans of all ages. The watch uses state-of-the-art technology: thanks to a special procedure which is exclusive to a few selected players in the watch industry, the steel case is coated  with a layer of  a special completely hypoallergenic  rubber,  while  an antiglare varnish has been applied to the scratch-resistant sapphire crystal. The movement is mechanical, with a device for automatic recharging and the  sporty design has a  strong masculine feel: besides the oval shape, particular attention has been paid to the curvature so as to  make the watch as ergonomic as possible. The many fine details, such as the 8 screws on the bezel, the large size used for  the numbers 12 and 6, which stand out on the dial, make the watch really  unique and modern.

The result of this connubium between  Panini and Grimoldi, is a “must-have” timepiece, a valuable “goal” for collectors and enthusiasts of objects that mark the passing of time, but remain timeless.

THE COOLEST CUP

Posted in FOOTFASHION on August 20, 2010 by danielecleacc

Commissioned by Fifa, the special order case, handmade by a single master craftsman in Louis Vuitton’s historic Asnières workshop near Paris, has been meticulously designed to accommodate the celebrated Trophy, which measures 36 cm in height, weighs 6.175 kg and is made of solid 18-carat gold with a base of semi-precious malachite

Covered in Louis Vuitton’s iconic Monogram canvas, the travel case is fitted with the company’s signature brass lock and corners, and has a dark brown lining that complements the Trophy’s rich gold.

Like all Louis Vuitton special orders, the FIFA World Cup Trophy case was made at the company’s original workshop in Asnières, which opened in 1859. The case opens at the front and at the top to allow the Trophy to be removed easily when, at the final on 11th July in Johannesburg, watched by many millions of people across the globe, it will be presented.

CHELSEA – D&G LOUNGE

Posted in FOOTFASHION on August 20, 2010 by danielecleacc

Earlier this month, Dolce&Gabbana and Chelsea Football Club announced the signing of a three-year partnership.

In addition to providing the formal club suit, the iconic fashion house will created the “Dolce&Gabbana Lounge” in the West Stand at Stamford Bridge.

The directors lounge will be an exclusive space where guests will be able to experience unique match day hospitality typical of the Dolce&Gabbana style.

The design concept of the space, conceived according to the purest Dolce&Gabbana style, is characterised by brand new materials and details: walls, furniture and details have all been created in blue which is in contrast to the steel of the chairs and sofa, to the oak floors and to the gold and silver of the frames.

Dolce & Gabbana will also redesign a number of areas at Stamford Bridge including the main reception of the Club and the millennium suites corridor.

THESE AREN’T BOOTS, THET’RE SLIPPERS – GOLDEN SLIPPERS

Posted in BOOTS, FOOTFASHION, SPORT-MAN on July 13, 2010 by danielecleacc

Pantofola d’Oro is an Italian manufacturer of football boots, clothing and leisure footwear.

The company can trace its roots back to 1886 when the old Lazzarini cobbler’s shop was founded in Ascoli Piceno.

During the fifties, Emidio Lazzarini took over the business from his father. He was a wrestler and the shoues he wore when he competed were absolutely uncomfortable and unsuitable. Since Emidio was a born shoemaker, he decided to make his own wrestling shoes. These were much softer and moro comfortable than the ones he used to wearing. Word soon spread over Emidio Lazzarini’s new wrestling shoes and he began making bespoke shoes for many other wrestlers as well.

After years of “making-of” wrestler boots, Lazzarini contacted the local football team, A.S. Ascoli and began making customised football boots for the team. The players found the boots so comfortable that many of them became his regular clients.

Within a short space of time, the boots improved in quality. They were renowned for their exceptional softness and comfort allowing the player’s foot room to move, whilst giving outstanding ball control. Emidio Lazzarini’s secret lay in the soft calf-leather he used for the sole plate. rather than the more common heavier leather, and the boot’s ergonomic form, which perfectly followed the contours of the foot.

John Charles the legendary Juventus player, came to hear of these handmade boots, and was an early customer of Lazzarini’s. And it was John Charles who gave Lazzarini’s football boots their name: “These aren’t boots, they’re slippers – golden slippers”. The italian for golden slipper is : Pantofola D’Oro.

Love, hard work and commitment allowed Lazzarini to build some of the best football boots in the world, so far form the ultra-modern, technological shoes, made only for “business” and NOT FOR PASSION. Of course he made a lot of money with all the contracts that he signed, but the main purpose of his work was to make a boot that “fit good”, beceause a man with a comfortable shoe, is an happy man.Pantofola D\’oro