SERIE A – Giorgio Armani reveals Maradona inspiration for new Napoli kit
87-year-old fashion magnate Giorgio Armani entered the football industry earlier this year as his sub-brand Emporio Armani officially designed Napoli’s all three kits, with the ‘EA7’ tag on the upper chest of the kits.
Speaking to GQ Magazine in an exclusive interview, he commented: “The shade of blue that used recalls the one that Diego Maradona used to wear, of course. But blue is also the official colour of the team. I went for a soft option that was organic with what Napoli have done in the past, interpreting it with my own sense of colour, shape and balance.”
On the city of Naples he said: “A city full of energy and life, even chaos sometimes. And it is full of wonderful people. I have always been fascinated by its striking contrasts, by its bright colours, and by the richness and complexity of its cultural heritage,”