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Umbro x Ræburn Drop Capsule Collection Just In Time For The World Cup
June 4, 2018
It seems like the world has entered a football (or soccer) craze and Umbro x Ræburn have everyone covered. Football is everywhere and no matter what you think of it, you cannot avoid seeing it or talking about it in one way or another. That’s why Candid’s Thomas Falkenstedt, who isn’t a football fan himself, decided to at least give us a look at some football fashion to aid those who don’t care so much about the sport, but want to stay in the loop and have something to talk about. The most stylish collab for the World Cup is definitely the Umbro x Ræburn SS18 collection.
Authentic British football brand Umbro has joined forces with leading British fashion designer Christopher Ræburn with a capsule collection for Spring/Summer 2018 – Umbro x Ræburn. The range fully embraces Ræburn’s brand ethos: remade, reduced, recycle, whereas Umbro’s indelible links with English football are celebrated.
The Umbro x Ræburn collaboration deconstructs iconic Umbro shirts from 1996 to 2010 and crafts them into a six-piece range of unique and authentic statement garments. The use of this technique means no single garment is the same, thus creating truly inimitable pieces. These unique pieces set the groundwork for the rest of the collection. The collaboration is a replica of these remade pieces and created by using sustainable materials such as organic cotton and recycled blends.
The chosen shirts evoke sentimental memories in England’s football history starting with the year when “football came home” and England beat The Netherlands four to one (ok, so I might not fancy the sport itself, but I do fancy history). Another shirt reminisces on the World Cup ’98 where a young Michael Owen marked his place in football history with a wonder goal against Argentina. The collection also includes the home and away kits worn on the way to the 2002 World Cup, which saw the famous one to five win in Munich.
Umbro’s red, white, grey and blue England shirts are disassembled and restructured into crew-necks, t-shirts, sweatshirts and shorts emblazoned with oversized player numbers in red, navy and gold.
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