Dolce & Gabbana with the Azzurri

Moda uomo primavera-estate 2010

Dolce&Gabbana, a luxury industry fashion house which originated in Italy. It was started by the Italian designers Domenico Dolce and Stefano Gabbana. The company produces different clothing and accessories such as suits, jackets, bridal collections, jewelries, so as sun glasses. In every angle and detail, Italian blood runs through the D&G designs. They sponsor different celebrities all around the world, the likes of Scarlet Johansson and Beyonce, who are endorsers of the brand. They also produce clothing for athletes, they are sponsors of the Italian football powerhouse A.C Milan since 2004, where they dress them up on and off the pitch.

When someone mentions Italy, what pops out on everyone’s mind is pasta, pizza and nothing else but football. Football is the country’s number one sport and it is their pride and glory. In 2006, the Azzurri held the World Cup title, the most anticipated trophy in football, with its controversial win against bitter rival France that was held in Germany. Meanwhile, Dolce&Gabbana, who sponsored the team on that same year, added elegance to the team’s great victory. This 2014 World Cup, the company remained as the sponsor of the team inside and outside the field and Puma, also remained as technical sponsor and designed the Italian match kit. Dolce&Gabbana has provided different attires for the team such as wardrobe of formal wear, sport wear and other accessories. Evening before the boys flew to Brazil, a book of photographs was taken as a prelude to the football’s biggest stage. It featured the Italian players dressed in elegant navy blue, traditional three-piece Martini suit with an Italian flag motif tie. The suits perfectly fitted the athletic physique of the players like Claudio Marchisio, who is considered to be in the top five stylish football players of the generation according to some critics. Veterans Andrea Pirlo, the Chuck Norris of football and the captain Gianluigi Buffon also was presented with suits which exaggerated the elegance and the class of the team.

Unfortunately, Italy featured only on the group stage and was knocked out with a win against England and two losses against South American powerhouses Costa Rica and Uruguay. Nevertheless, the Italian side showed class in the pitch and also demonstrated the sophisticated lifestyle outside the field with their Dolce&Gabbana suits.

Archie Fegidero

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