Armani unveils Italian Olympic collection

Rome: Fashion designer Giorgio Armani has unveiled his collection for the Italian Olympic squad.

The Italian designer revealed his EA7 Emporio Armani range for the country`s sporting hopefuls ahead of this summer`s London Olympics during a presentation at the Armani Theater in Milan`s Via Borgonuovo.

Armani, known to be a sports fanatic, who favours football and tennis, found it intriguing to step out of his fashion comfort zone and create a sporting collection.

He said he plans to travel to the British capital to support Italy`s stars, reports

"Stepping outside my fashion comfort zone and leaving my ego to identify myself in a sportsman`s mentality is something that intrigues me a lot," he said.

The Olympic kit consists of white and midnight blue pieces as well as a tracksuit with an asymmetric closure, T-shirts, running shoes, shorts, suitcases, a nylon jacket and the country`s national flag-inspired polo shirt.

The first verse of the Italian national anthem, "Il Canto degli Italiani", appears on a blue band under the collar of the Olympic polo shirts, while the remaining lyrics are written in gold inside the jackets and sweatshirts.