Designer World Cup
Seeing as how World Cup and menswear fashion week are taking place alongside, it's apt that the wonderful illustrator Dead Dilly
would create World Cup jerseys for Highsnobiety
a la high end designers. Moschino might be one of my favourite brands, like ever, but yesterday evening I was more concerned with football than I was with obsessively live tweeting their catwalk. All well enough of course, everyone deserves a day off, right? To be fair, I felt rather indifferent about the collection anyway. The issue is that if the next month was spent doing nothing but shouting obscenities in front of the TV, it would ultimately turn the blog into goal.com. Not
my intention. Football combined with fashion, however... totally acceptable. In all fairness, whilst not exactly the most fashionable sport out there - though what sport is, really? - it's exciting. The best matches are like choreographed shows with each player being like a dancer. Yes, there are plenty of some lame things about football like diving and head butting other players. There are some racist fans too. But, every dive and cheat is balanced by beautiful teamwork and clever moves. No racist remark is let go because there are people standing up for what's right. Fashionable or not, I feel zero guilt for loving this sport. But, no doubt a good looking kit would be a bonus. From a country that never ever makes it past the qualifiers, it could easily sway my opinion. The jersey by Raf Simmons is great but get Kris van Assche involved and I'd be supporting Belgium. Use a slightly nicer McQueen print and odds are I would actually root for the country I now call home. Until them I'm sticking with Balenciaga. Who's your favourite?