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Fashion Meets Footie

Fashion and football have always had a cushy relationship ever since designer brands in 1960s woke up to the Belfast boy’s money-making potential in the advertising department.

Published on May 8th 2006.


Fashion Meets Footie

Fashion and football have always had a cushy relationship ever since designer brands in 1960s woke up to the Belfast boy’s money-making potential in the advertising department.

So it’s no surprise then that Michael Owen is sporting the World Cup range by Kim Jones for Umbro, which was launched in Harvey Nichols, Manchester this week in conjunction with a Q&A session with Mr Owen.

Free your minds of any visions of Umbro sportswear modelled by chavs, as this range really is pleasing to the pupils. Ok so it’s not the usual haute couture draping starved mannequins at Harvey Nichols but non-the-less, it’s top clobber.

All of the items have some sort of referencing to football, whether it’s the diamond of the classic Umbro logo or the colours of the England flag.

Simon Jobson, Head of Umbro Trend said that when Kim Jones saw the Rose Crown motif on the England shirts, he (yes Kim is a bloke) knew immediately that that was his inspiration. When I told Simon that I was glad he had revealed to me what the Rose Crown motif was as I knew nothing about football, he replied, “or English heritage it seems”. 1- 0 to Simon.

In the Q&A, while football spiel shot from Owen’s mouth as fluidly as a goal from his Umbro boot, he was tight-lipped in the fashion department. Wouldn’t you be if there a load of die hard England fans expecting answers to who will replace Rooney in the world cup as opposed to who’s the worst dressed footballer? The answer to the worst dressed player is Jamie Carragher for anyone that’s interested.

Thankfully Paul Henderson from GQ magazine (who was fronting the Q&A) braved the fashion enquiries and Owen revealed “I don’t usually go clothes shopping as I get stuff sent through all the time. My wife is somewhere shopping round the store though so there will no doubt be a big bill at one of the tills waiting for me.” Lucky Mrs Owen.

So there are two conclusions from this little outing (1) that even if we get knocked out in the first round of the world cup, we will do it dressed stylishly (which is a first for English fans) and (2) this is one roving reporter, who should stick to covering lipstick and liposuction.

Vanessa Lees
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