Trend meets soccer. Performed proper.
Admittedly, Tyler, the Creator won’t be the primary title that involves thoughts if you consider the World Cup, however the Californian artistic has launched a football-themed capsule via his Golf Wang label.
The stand-out piece from the gathering is the soccer shirt, which riffs on the traditional blue and white stripes. On this design, the stripes are designed in a wave sample, and the shirt is completed with a Golf Wang emblem, cuffed sleeves and an off-white collar. The corresponding shorts characteristic the identical stripes on one leg, with a stable navy leg creating an uneven aesthetic. Different gadgets within the assortment embrace a gray hoodie – full with a football-inspired graphic – and a full Golf Wang tracksuit in the identical navy and white colors.
To launch the World Cup assortment, Golf Wang has tapped Hector Bellerin, vogue’s favorite footballer. This isn’t the primary time that Bellerin has modelled for a model. Prior to now, the now-Barcelona full again has labored with Louis Vuitton – strolling in a runway present in 2019 and showing within the LV² marketing campaign a yr later – in addition to serving to to launch Arsenal’s collaboration with 424, which got here into being because of his friendship with founder Guillermo Andrade.
Bellerin’s second profession as a mannequin comes after his well-known curiosity in vogue noticed him christened the “world’s finest dressed footballer,” the “final pioneer of the soccer vogue crossover” and, most just lately, “soccer’s most fashionable man.” In addition to his modelling exploits, Bellerin has been a vocal advocate of rising or ignored expertise, supporting London-based designers together with Craig Inexperienced, Ahluwalia and Supriya Lele. In 2021, this curiosity in younger designers led to the British Trend Council appointing Bellerin to the jury for its BFC/GQ Designer Trend Fund
Talking to the New York Occasions earlier this month, Bellerin mentioned how he bridged the hole between vogue and soccer, saying, “earlier than, when you had been a footballer, that’s the one factor you could possibly be. However sports activities aren’t simply sports activities anymore. Garments aren’t simply garments anymore. Now, every thing is every thing.” Bellerin’s curiosity in vogue has led to criticism all through his profession – one thing the newer technology of fashion acutely aware gamers can relate to – however, as he defined, “I really like what I do greater than something. However I’m allowed to like different issues too.”
The identical interview additionally launched concrete plans for Bellerin’s very-own vogue label, one thing that has been closely rumoured up to now and within the works for 2 years. Talking alongside his enterprise associate Horacio González-Alemán, Bellerin revealed the deal with sustainability – significantly via upcycling and recycling – and modularity. Though the model has but to verify a reputation, it’s slated to launch in February subsequent yr, finishing Bellerin’s journey from vogue aficionado, to mannequin, to model proprietor.
The gathering will probably be obtainable from 26 November on GOLF WANG’S on-line store