Kappa, in collaboration with ACF Fiorentina and Polimoda, one of the top fashion schools in the world, has unveiled a fourth kit for the 2023-24 football season.
The Kombat Pro shirt, part of this new line, reflects a unique blend of sports functionality and fashion-forward design. The collaboration with Polimoda students adds a layer of youthful creativity and artistic vision to the kit. Among the contributors are Noah Falchi, Giulia Lin, and Juiana Llobet, who also made a notable appearance in the launch video of the kit. Their design incorporates a striking swirling pattern, which includes the traditional red and white of the club, with a hint of pink giving it a fresh and modern look. This pattern extends to the shorts, creating a cohesive and visually appealing ensemble.
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For those unfamiliar, a fourth kit in football is an additional uniform used primarily for special occasions or in specific competitions. It’s a chance for clubs to experiment with bolder designs or pay homage to their heritage in unique ways. In the case of ACF Fiorentina‘s fourth kit, the homage is twofold: it respects the club’s traditional colors while also nodding to Florence’s rich cultural heritage. The “lavaggio sbagliato” or “wrong wash” effect cleverly integrates the look of the Florence Cathedral, suggesting that both the city and the club’s legacies are interwoven into the fabric of the kit.
This collaboration also includes a capsule collection designed by the students, featuring a T-shirt and a sweatshirt. This initiative showcases Kappa’s commitment to blending sports with contemporary fashion trends, providing fans with a range of stylish options that go beyond the typical sports merchandise.
ACF Fiorentina, currently competing in Italy’s Serie A and the UEFA Conference League, will don this new kit in upcoming matches. The club’s adoption of the fourth kit symbolizes their willingness to embrace innovation and their connection with the city of Florence.