British luxury label becomes Official Suit Partner to the Gunners
Duchamp is proud to be named as Arsenal Football Club’s Official Suit Partner.
Duchamp suits are worn by the first-team squad and manager Arsène Wenger on selected official Club appearances, including all home matches in the Barclay’s Premier League and UEFA Champions League.
Designed under the experienced creative direction of Gianni Colarossi, the official Arsenal suit consists of a Duchamp signature one-button single-breasted peak lapel made with the finest Italian wool and mohair. The suit jackets are emblazoned with Arsenal’s original crest, which was worn at the Club’s first FA Cup final in 1927. A Duchamp iconic white cotton twill shirt and fine merino sweater will be accessorised with their luxury English woven silk red tie.The suit is complemented with leather lace up shoes supplied by Loake shoemakers.
To acknowledge the achievement of making more than 300 appearances for the Club, Theo Walcott’s jacket will feature an exclusive gold thread version of the original Arsenal crest.
Vinai Venkatesham, Arsenal’s Chief Commercial Officer, said: “We are delighted to welcome Duchamp London as the club’s Official Suit Partner. It is fantastic to see Arsenal’s first crest, which is such an important part of our heritage, incorporated into the suit design.”
Duchamp’s Creative Director Gianni Colarossi, added “This is the first collaboration of its kind for Duchamp and we are delighted to be working so closely with Arsenal, who share our philosophy of devotion to innovation and creativity. It is this great synergy that makes this partnership so exciting for us”
Founded in 1989, the London-based luxury goods business initially specialised in men’s accessories, characterised by bold colours and designs. The introduction of clothing in 2011 was a decisive moment for Duchamp, putting it on a path towards becoming a true lifestyle brand.
Duchamp has since established a design philosophy centred on creating directional Menswear and Accessories, which epitomise accessible luxury and reflect the lives and aspirations of men today.
The name of the brand was inspired by the late artist Marcel Duchamp; a painter, sculptor, and avid chess player whose work is associated with Dadaism and conceptual art.
Today the brand still pays homage to its inspiration by a clever use of print and colouring techniques. Almost all fabrics are exclusive and all print has a painterly feel. There is a nod to chess, musical ideas and gentlemen’s games throughout the product.
Duchamp’s creative direction has been accredited to Gianni Colarossi, an expert Italo Di Preta trained master tailor who presented his first ready-to-wear collection at London Collections: Men for Spring Summer 2015.
Duchamp London has its own stores in Central and West London, concessions in Harvey Nichols as well as long-standing wholesale relationships with Selfridges and Harrods in London, Bloomingdales in the USA and Harry Rosen in Canada. There are also over 50 independent stockists throughout the UK and Ireland.
Arsenal is one of the leading clubs in world football with a strong heritage of success, progressive thinking and financial stability.
Arsenal Football Club was founded in 1886 in Woolwich, south London, before moving to Highbury in north London in 1913.
Nearly 127 years on, Arsenal has an impressive roll of honour: English League Champions 13 times, FA Cup winners 12 times, League Cup winners twice and European Cup Winners’ Cup (1994) and European Fairs Cup (1970) winners once.
In addition, Arsenal Ladies are the most successful English club in women’s football.
Arsenal’s Manager since 1996 has been Frenchman Arsène Wenger. Wenger is Arsenal Football Club’s most successful manager and his honours include three League titles, six FA Cups and four Charity/Community Shields, including two League and Cup ‘doubles’ in 1998 and 2002.
In 2006 Arsenal embarked on a new chapter in its history with a move from its home of 93 years, Highbury Stadium, to the new state-of-the-art 60,000-seater Emirates Stadium.