Manchester City and DSQUARED2 Reveal Latest Pre-Game Ensemble
Manchester City traveled stateside during a run of exhibition matches ahead of the 2018-2019 season packing more than cleats in their carry-ons. Man City unveiled the latest chapter in their partnership with DSQUARED2 before their match against Bayern Munich in Miami. DSQUARED2 has been the official fashion partner of Man City since 2016, and their collaboration has no sign of slowing down anytime soon. The F.C.’s collaboration with DSQUARED2 began with the close friendship between founders and principal designers, Dean and Dan Caten and Manchester manager Pep Guardiola. Pep is known for the impeccable sense of style that he brings to the coach’s box. His influence on the fashion of football reaches far beyond the sidelines. Any given day, Pep can be spotted wearing trendy, refined pieces from heavyweights like Stone Island or DSQUARED2. With this partnership in play, it is no wonder that the collections continue to raise the bar when it comes to apres-match wear.
Going for the balance between practicability and aesthetic value, for this summer run, the players were outfitted with preppy brogues, knee-length dress socks, and black shorts, complemented with contemporary crewneck tees that featured a refined MANCHESTER CITY embossed across the chest. The crewneck tee thoughtfully allows the team to rep their hometown while out on the road. This unification of style and comfort was a premier goal of DSQUARED2’s atelier. The Caten Bros hoped to celebrate the youth and athleticism of the stylish players and coach Pep. Together, they are achieving their goal of breaking the trend of “boring suits and slouchy tracksuits” when it comes to the pre-game march of the Premier League players.
The bold designers are known for their attention to detail and precise vision when it comes to creating a fashion line. The contemporary, yet timeless pieces are reminiscent of Man City’s modern appeal that is backed by a century-long history in the sport. The brands share hard-working values that allow them to challenge themselves to remain at the top of their respective fields. The Canadian-born designers are a natural fit for the Mancunian football club and this latest presentation confirms that they will continue to create waves in the world of football and fashion. Keep your eyes on Man City on and off the pitch as the 2018-2019 season is slated to start this month.
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