On June 2nd, a year after the first Paris’ exhibition game, the Milanese football team Calcetto Eleganza, already known for its “Not for sport yet for fashion” motto, called out for a second friendly match Le Ballon FC, the representative of the French’s most famous non-professional tournament with the likes of several former football players.
This time the match took place in Milan, Italy, at the Leone XIII sport centre, and was embellished also by the presence of the multifaceted milanese soccer collective A.S. Velasca, and the A.C. Milan’s captain and member of the National Italian team Francesca Vitale.
Within the 150 minutes of Le Tournoi, which witnessed a glorious Calcetto Eleganza’s victory, the teams freely battled from the rivalry for which the two nations have often been known for, proving how players’ culture, passion, and strive for playing can overcome any boundary of genre and gather people with the same attitude under the same roof.
And this is actually the Calcetto Eleganza’s purpose — which, for the occasion, also unveiled its brand new collaboration with adidas: to clash together performance and football culture, bringing them down to the Milan’s territory, a playground for different realties, visions, and nations, and gathering point for the whole European football culture.
In this scenery, the performance on and off the pitch seamlessly merge thanks to the trap beats from beyond the Alps of the Calcetto Eleganza’s musical spin-off ‘Eleganza Football Sound’, which lit the Apollo Club’s dance-floor in the post tournament celebrations.
The distance between on and off the pitch disappears as this dialogue goes on beyond the game. The crew players become main actors of the conversation, using football and culture to depict a unique, shared vision. It’s the ‘Scala del Calcio’, and the story continues. Au revoir.
PH & VIDEO: Lorenzo Montanari