Armani unveils Italian Olympic collection

May 17th, 2012 - 8:03 am ICT by IANS  

Rome, May 17 (IANS) Fashion designer Giorgio Armani has unveiled his collection for the Italian Olympic squad.

The Italian designer revealed his EA7 Emporio Armani range for the country’s sporting hopefuls ahead of this summer’s London Olympics during a presentation at the Armani Theater in Milan’s Via Borgonuovo.

Armani, known to be a sports fanatic, who favours football and tennis, found it intriguing to step out of his fashion comfort zone and create a sporting collection.

He said he plans to travel to the British capital to support Italy’s stars, reports

“Stepping outside my fashion comfort zone and leaving my ego to identify myself in a sportsman’s mentality is something that intrigues me a lot,” he said.

The Olympic kit consists of white and midnight blue pieces as well as a tracksuit with an asymmetric closure, T-shirts, running shoes, shorts, suitcases, a nylon jacket and the country’s national flag-inspired polo shirt.

The first verse of the Italian national anthem, “Il Canto degli Italiani”, appears on a blue band under the collar of the Olympic polo shirts, while the remaining lyrics are written in gold inside the jackets and sweatshirts.

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