Arsenal x 424 Is Here

Photography: GAFFER

GAFFER produced the exclusive photoshoot for the new genre-defining collaboration which sees 424 become the official formal wear partner of Arsenal. We also caught up with 424 founder Guillermo Andrade and Arsenal’s Hector Bellerin behind the scenes to find out more about this landmark collaboration.

The exclusive two-year partnership will see the Los Angeles-based fashion brand design and create suits for Unai Emery, the first-team players, senior club staff, and for the first time, Arsenal Women.

Driven by co-founder Guillermo Andrade’s friendship with Hector Bellerin, his life-long support of Arsenal and love of football, the collaboration sees the contemporary streetwear label enter the world of professional sport for the first time and will see both parties working together on several exciting projects throughout the duration of the deal.

Speaking exclusively to GAFFER behind the scenes on the launch of the new collaboration, Guillermo said: “Football has always been a massive part of my life, I reference the game in all of my work but now this is way beyond the references. It’s a real dream. You never know where your passions will take you but to be in this position is incredible.”

Arsenal right back, and recent stand-in captain, Hector Bellerin, who joined Guillermo throughout the creative process of this ground-breaking collaboration, added: “When you look in the world of football there is not many teams that ooze class, heritage and history like Arsenal do. If you want to make a suit for a club then this is the one. It’s crazy how all of this has happened and how all the stars have aligned to allow us to do this.”

Stay tuned for a feature-length video with 424 founder Guillermo Andrade and Arsenal’s very own Hector Bellerin who discuss the project in its entirety, their visions for the future and how they hope this landmark collaboration sets the precedent for a lot more to come. Plus, exclusive behind the scenes style interviews with Hector, Guillermo, Alexandre Lacazette and Emile Smith Rowe. All coming soon to GAFFER.Online.

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