Following on from the success of 2016, Reiss has once again partnered with Soccer Aid For Unicef as the official outfitters of the event, dressing the two celebrity teams ahead of the match on Sunday 10th June at Old Trafford in Manchester. The one-day event brings together an international pool of talent from the worlds of football and entertainment, where an England team will go head-to-head with World XI. Welsh actor Ioan Gruffudd, TV personality Mark Wright and former English cricketer Kevin Pietersen are just some of the names taking to the pitch on Sunday.
Join Reiss behind the scenes at the Soccer Aid For Unicef fitting at the Chelsea Harbour Hotel.
“Soccer Aid For Unicef is not only the biggest charity gig I’ve ever done, it’s also an opportunity to give back while fulfilling my childhood dream of playing football at Old Trafford.” -Mark Wright
The brainchild of Robbie Williams and his long-time friend and British TV presenter, Jonathan Wilkes, Soccer Aid For Unicef has raised more than £24 million for the global relief charity since its inception 12 years ago. The money raised has gone towards providing life-saving food, clean water and vaccines for children in some of the poorest and most dangerous areas of the world, giving them the opportunity to grow up happy, healthy and safe. Thanks to Soccer Aid, 1.7 million children in Ethiopia have been given vitamin A supplements to prevent blindness and disease and 2 billion vaccines have been distributed. This year’s event promises to be its most exciting yet.
“Getting involved in Soccer Aid has opened my eyes to the children who live in unimaginable circumstances in poorer parts of the world. It really hits home how important something like this is and the difference it can make.”
The Reiss fitting took place at the five-star Chelsea Harbour Hotel on Wednesday 7th June, where the energy and camaraderie among the celebrities was palpable in the atmosphere. In the hotel’s penthouse suite, the stars got kitted out in the latest collection, including a sportswear-inspired polo shirt, classic chinos and sneakers. Exchanging jokes and eyeing up each other’s style, the players were in good spirits ahead of Sunday’s game, predicting which team would take home the trophy.
“When I’m in LA, I like to wear Reiss purely because it’s got that classic “English gentleman” polish, and it sets me apart from the rest of the LA set where the style is far more casual.” -Mark Wright