The anniversary of the invention that revolutionized soccerwear will be celebrated with a cultural study held at Torino‚Äôs BasicVillage. For the occasion Kappa¬ģ has created three special jerseys for AS Monaco, Betis Siviglia and Aston Villa
Torino, 13 February 2020.¬† The Kappa¬ģ Kombat‚ĄĘ is 20 years old and will be celebrating its anniversary with a cultural study dedicated to the jersey that revolutionized the very concept of clothing for professional soccer.
The Kombat‚ĄĘ was created in 2000 by Kappa¬ģ‚Äės R&D Centre and worn by the Italian national team at the European Cup: its creation marked a glamorous return for Kappa¬ģ to the world of technical sports apparel. Created to enhance a player‚Äôs performance the Kombat‚ĄĘ was the first soccer jersey in the world with the ‚Äústop stopping‚ÄĚ grab-proof system that can highlight fouls for the referee and at the same time provide athletes with more freedom of movement, thanks to the fabric‚Äôs stretch technology, which makes it completely nonreactive for the first 30 centimetres of stretch.
Twenty years later at Torino‚Äôs BasicVillage in the BasicNet Group‚Äôs headquarters, a cultural study will be opening on 13 February illustrating the creation and evolution of the Kappa¬ģ Kombat‚ĄĘ with original jerseys, photographs and videos.
For this historical occasion Kappa¬ģ‚Äės R&D Centre has produced a special jersey drawing inspiration from the famous design of the first Kombat‚ĄĘ 2000 for three important European FCs sponsored by the Omini brand: AS Monaco (France), Betis Siviglia (Spain) and Aston Villa (UK).
Two of these three special jerseys have been directly presented on the pitch, AS Monaco‚Äôs on February 4th during the its home match against Angers, and Betis Siviglia‚Äôs on February 9th during a home match against FC Barcelona.
Kappa¬ģ¬†is one of the brands property of BasicNet SpA, owner of Robe di Kappa¬ģ, Jesus¬ģ Jeans, K-Way¬ģ, Superga¬ģ, Sabelt¬ģ, Sebago¬ģ and Briko¬ģ, leading brands in apparel, footwear and accessories for sports and leisure. BasicNet operates worldwide through a network of licensed entrepreneurs producing or distributing the Group‚Äôs branded products. BasicNet provides licensees with R&D, product industrialization and global marketing services. All company procedures take place exclusively online which makes BasicNet a ‚Äúfully web integrated company‚ÄĚ. BasicNet, based in Torino, has been listed on the Italian stock exchange since 1999.