Giorgio Armani continues to show his allegiance to the FC Bayern Munich soccer team by extending the company’s collaboration with the championship German team. But this time, the designer has commissioned renowned German photographer Juergen Teller to provide a unique interpretation of the partnership.
For the 2016-17 soccer season, Teller is shaking up the idea of a traditional team portrait by showing a more relaxed side of the athletes. He shot the players mugging for the camera on the field in front of the net, with many of them pumping their fists and smiling broadly.
Other photos show what’s going on behind the scenes and feature the display stands that hold the uniforms with the players standing in the foreground waiting to be photographed and the sets in the background. Teller and his son — both rabid fans of the team — are also featured in the photos.
The team’s wardrobe for this season includes an Armani Made-to-Measure wool-cashmere blend suit with a two-button jacket and flat-front trousers, a white cotton jacquard shirt, V-neck cashmere slipover, silk tie and camel-colored coat. The suits are accented with classic lace-up shoes, a belt, backpack and trolley case in dark brown matte leather.
Armani also provided the players with a casual outfit to wear while traveling, which includes a polo shirt, blazer and trousers in a navy blue cashmere jersey fabric.
The Teller photos will be used in the official program of the team in Germany.
Armani’s three-year partnership with the team was inked in 2014.