Italy’s national football federation has signed a new partnership with luxury Italian brand Emporio Armani.
Under the four-year deal, Armani will provide formal match-day wear to the men’s, women’s and under-21’s national teams.
The formal wear includes a dark blue suit, coat and shoes, and accessories such as a duffel bag, belt and sunglasses. All items will bear the Federazione Italiana Giuoco del Calcio (FIGC) logo.
Giorgio Armani, founder and owner of Emporio Armani, said: “I am proud to collaborate with the FIGC and to offer our athletes my idea of soft formality, of elegant practicality.
“I have created a wardrobe that is coherent with my style, designed for athletes in constant motion. It is another way of bringing ‘Italianness’ to the world.”
The men’s national team will wear the official Emporio Armani collection for the first time on March 23, when it faces Finland in its first Euro 2020 qualifier.
The men’s U21 team will then wear the collection at this year’s European Championship in Italy, and Italy’s women’s national team will follow at the Women’s World Cup in France this summer.
Previously, Armani provided formal wear to the Italian national team at the 1994 World Cup and the 2012 and 2016 Olympics.
The brand has also partnered with the English national team, Chelsea FC, Bayern Munich and Newcastle United.