WHEN FASHION & FOOTBALL MEET FOR A GOOD CAUSE
CFDA x NFL
ALICE & OLIVIA
Just in case you have no idea what these stand for, CFDA is the Council of Fashion Designers of America and NFL is the National Football League of America. So, what do two organizations like these can possibly have in common? Well, they both sort of like Super Bowl, which celebrates its 50th anniversary this year. So what they did is that they asked 50 CFDA members to create 50 Bespoke Footballs to celebrate one of the most anticipated sports events of the year.
All 50 Bespoke Footballs will be auctioned off on the official NFL site, with the proceeds going to the NFL Foundation, which is a non-profit organization that supports the athletes, youth football teams and the communities that support the organization. It is undoubtedly an ultimately innovative and thoughtful initiative, which not only supports sports, but also promotes highly creative and successful minds, while showing that their talent is not limited only to fashion, accessories, or jewellery design, but it can go as far as creating a Football that a piece of art itself.
Designers include Francesca Amfitheatrof (Tiffany & Co), Marcus Wainwright and Daniel Neville (Rag & Bone), Georgina Chapman and Keren Craig (Marchesa), Prabal Gurung, Rebecca Minkoff and Nicole Miller. The auction will last from the 20th of January till the 14th of February and the Footballs will be on display in San Francisco from January 30th to February 7th.
RAG & BONE
TIFFANY & CO.
Writen by: Despina Vergidi
Edited by: Phoebe Russell