Are you on Team Brazil? Or Team Germany? Regardless of whether you speak the lingo of the jersey-wearing crowd that is gearing up for the start of the 2018 FIFA World Cup on 14 June, that date is one that you'll want to note down for another football-related reason. This Thursday, Nike will be launching its collection with streetwear label Off-White, titled "Football, Mon Amour."
Designed by Off-White founder and frequent Nike collaborator Virgil Abloh, the collection is inspired by Abloh's memories of soccer from his youth. It includes pieces that make up your typical football paraphernalia — T-shirts, pullover hoodies, track pants, soccer jerseys and goalkeeper gloves — except that these come with the designer's signature quoted slogans, a black-and-white checkerboard pattern influenced by the Czech strips and a logo of a lion juggling dots. Consider us officially on Team Off-White.