French fashion house becomes Official Tailor to Gunners
Arsenal Football Club today welcomes Lanvin as its Official Tailor. Paris’ oldest fashion house will dress key representatives of the Club, including manager Arsène Wenger and first-team players.
Lanvin Homme will be worn by each member of the squad when on official Club appearances, including all home matches in the Barclays Premier League and UEFA Champions League as the players arrive at Emirates Stadium. This collaboration, the first of its kind for both the Club and fashion house, is officially unveiled for Arsenal’s Barclays Premier League match against Southampton on Saturday 23rd November 2013, and will last for two seasons until 2015.
Vinai Venkatesham, Arsenal’s Sales and Marketing Director, said of the partnership: “We are delighted to welcome Lanvin to the Club as our Official Tailor. The fashion house has a remarkable history and proud heritage, and is an institution in its field having opened in 1889, only three years after Arsenal played its first match. The suits are a classic design, and will give players and staff a unified and stylish appearance.”
Designed under the expert eye of Lucas Ossendrijver, designer at Lanvin Homme, this official wardrobe combines the classic style both Arsenal and Lanvin are renowned for around the world. The Arsenal crest is stylishly emblazoned on the front of the jacket in gold and the choice of material for the suits consists of Italian Super 110 in midnight blue.
A slim fit shirt in white cotton poplin with a small collar and double cuffs will be accessorised with a red silk tie or a handmade red silk bow tie for more formal occasions. A pair of black derby shoes, a black silver-buckled belt and a pair of cufflinks engraved with the famous Arsenal cannon add the finishing touches.