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.

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HOW IT’S MADE N°3

Posted in HOW IT'S MADE on August 23, 2010 by danielecleacc

hi guys…surfin on the net i found this short clip. It talks about the technology of the Nike Mercurial Vapor (the lightest boot on the market).

HOW IT’S MADE N°2

Posted in HOW IT'S MADE on August 22, 2010 by danielecleacc

here it’s a short video about boots making in Nike industry…

HOW IT’S MADE N°1

Posted in HOW IT'S MADE on August 21, 2010 by danielecleacc

Want to know how is made the world cup final ball?? here is a little video that explain the building project…

THE AFRICAN SKIN

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

Hi guys, here are the new Puma v1.10 African Nations Kit.

Puma has recently unveiled the 2010 Football Kits for the eleven African teams it sponsors: Ghana, Cameroon, Ivory Coast, Mozambique, Egypt, Tunisia, Namibia, Morocco, Angola, Senegal and Togo.

Puma reprieves its role as one of the most innovative football kit suppliers, delivering home and away kits for its 11 African teams, which push the boundaries of technology and design. Making a bold statement, the jerseys are contoured to deliver a snug body fit that accentuates the players’ musculature.

Constructed from moisture-wicking Power Mesh, the jerseys feature a proprietary engineered mesh panel across the back, which allows for maximum movement and breathability. A Kinte pattern, inspired by traditional African fabrics, was applied to this back panel. Additionally, a unique brush-stroke effect, mimicking fans’ body paint, creates the decorative stripes on most of the away jerseys and the players’ names and numbers on the back.

Official team crests are positioned on the upper right quadrant of the shirt, while select teams showcase the iconic symbol that represents their team country on the left hand side close to the heart.

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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.