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Play On The Wild Side For The World Cup

Made of luxe materials including genuine leather, exotic skins, covered with animal and camo inspired prints, these soccer balls will take your game to the wild side.

Jun 18, 2018 | By Shirley Wang

Soccer mania is raging in the fashion industry this FIFA World Cup season. Roberto Cavalli joins the list of brands offering their own haute takes on the sport and its accessories.

Roberto Cavalli’s one-of-a-kind pieces are crafted with boldand camouflage prints, representing the powerful language of graphics in sport.

Paul Surridge, who is the Creative Director at Cavalli, designed these 11 footballs for the Pitti Immagine Uomo 94 project “Fanatic Feelings- Fashion Plays Football”, curated by Marcus Ebner and Francesco Bonami.

These 11 soccer balls are are made in Italy with genuine leather and exotic python skins, each hand-crafted by Italian artisans within the Roberto Cavalli house. While they are more aspirational luxury design objects rather than casual sport gear kicked on the field, they will sure complement your Cavalli SS19 wardrobe.

In fact, the prints found on the soccer balls are reflected in the brand’s SS19 men’s collection.

An undisclosed number of footballs from the set of 11 will be showcased and retailed Roberto Cavalli flagship stores such as Milan, Rome, Paris, London and Berlin to celebrate the Soccer World Cup- 2018. The rest will be sold in a dedicated “Market” pop-up store.

 

This is a good chance to give back while you’re at the peak of your soccer fever, as all proceeds will be donated to “Together To Go ONLUS”. The Milan foundation supports children with a free of charge rehabilitation program to recover from Central Nervous System lesions in Milan.

If you’re looking for a suitable place to showcase your gorgeous new collection of soccer balls, there is no better fit than the FIFA World Cup Official Match Ball Collection Trunk.

French house Louis Vuitton has joined forces with Adidas to create a FIFA World Cup trophy travel case and Match Ball Collection Trunk. The latter houses a Louis Vuitton soccer ball plus re-editions of the 13 official Adidas match balls used since the 1970s. More affordable are versions of its Keepall and Apollo bags, which, with their special-edition hexagon design, have been made to resemble actual soccer balls.


 
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