Even if you're no football fan, you'll almost certainly have heard that England are moving into the knock-out rounds of the World Cup. Our boys have delivered the goods on the field and now luxury e-com Yoox is upping the anti in our wardrobes. The retailer, which just so happens to own Net-A-Porter, have commission 14 designers to make fantasy football kits to support their home nations.
Vivienne Westwood has gone back to her roots with a monochrome kit emblazoned with the word ‘Punk’ in a sketchy font England. Meanwhile, London Fashion Week favourites Marques’Almeida’s aim, shoot and score with an artistic rendering of the Portuguese flag for their strip. Meanwhile, Seoul's pushBUTTON has refashioned a jersey for South Korea, Y/Projects have crafted a rather restrained design for Belgium and Delopozo has illustrated tops and sweaters for Spain with their own version of an 11-player team. No wonder the collection has been dubbed 'Soccer Couture'.
All proceeds from sales of the collection will be donated to the Russian-founded charity Stars of Children, which helps assist children through sports.