As AC Milan and Off-White step into the spotlight for the second year of their much-anticipated partnership, the curtain rises on a collection that’s not just about fashion but an ethos. The Rossoneri and the iconic brand, synonymous with avant-garde aesthetics, have once more put forth a collection that speaks volumes, not only about the future of sportswear fashion but about the values they both stand for.
The newly revealed off-pitch Uniforms collection is a testament to an intersection of cultures. Both the women’s and men’s teams of AC Milan are celebrated through designs that blend the traditional with the novel. These uniforms, whether formal or informal, echo Off-White’s signature motifs, blending them seamlessly with elements from football and other sports. It’s a fashionable fusion of two worlds, where Off-White’s DNA dances gracefully with AC Milan’s legendary spirit.
More than just garments, the designs carry an embedded narrative. The red tag on the left cuff of all jackets, a standout feature, not only reflects Virgil Abloh’s “I Support” vision introduced back in 2020 but is also a canvas for players to voice out their pledges. These pledges, which touch upon pressing themes like Diversity, Equal Rights, and Social Justice, are more than just buzzwords. They are promises, a dedication from the players to the causes they resonate with, a reflection of their belief systems every time they don the uniform.
Furthermore, this narrative syncs harmoniously with AC Milan’s RespAct manifesto. It is a manifesto that thrums with the values of social equity, equality, and inclusivity. AC Milan’s long-standing commitment to battling prejudice, discrimination, and championing positive sporting values is something that is profoundly mirrored in this partnership with Off-White.
For the fashion aficionados, the collection doesn’t disappoint. The Summer uniform boasts a distinct field jacket, with patch pockets, statement tags, and an Off-White logo elegantly replacing the traditional pocket square. And as for the rest of the capsule, it is a symphony of trendy and functional items – from the gray Varsity jacket adorned with graphic patches and Off-White’s signature diagonal, to the AC Milan diavolo mascot gracing the back.
The supporting cast also includes accessories that every fan would crave, from a transparent pvc suitcase to keychains and phone covers. They aren’t just objects; they’re embodiments of the two brands’ synergy, reflecting a harmonious marriage of Off-White and AC Milan icons.
Starting September 22nd, 2023, fashion enthusiasts and football fans alike can get their hands on these creations. Whether through Off-White’s website, FarFetch.com, or the Milanese flagship store on Via Verri, this collection is set to once again redefine fashion within the world of football.
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