‘It’s a Dream Turned Into Reality’ – SikSilk Discusses Recent Clothing Collaboration With Lionel Messi

It’s not often a clothing line less than ten years old sees one of the most famous athletes sporting their product; however, that’s the case with SikSilk, a clothing brand formed by Baz Gill, David Thompson, and Sam Kay. 

In an interview with The Scarborough News, the trio discussed how a recent collaboration with Paris Saint-Germain forward Lionel Messi, which has been in the making for three years. 

“It’s a dream turned into reality,” said David Thompson, SikSilk’s owner. “Following previous collaborations with international footballer Dani Alves, we noticed Lionel Messi organically wearing the SikSilk brand across press and social media. We decided to make the approach to his team to see if we could do something together, and the collection was born.”

Gill and Kay also traveled to Messi’s hometown of Rosario in Argentina to visit the forward’s family as the two discussed the project with him. 

“It was an incredibly humbling experience. We got to visit his family home, see where he grew up, and most importantly, first started kicking a football. Fast-forward to today, and we consider his family friends,” Gill said.

Also, it seems Messi wanted to have his family involved in this collaboration as his sister Maria Sol was a “real driver” behind the design process.

The 57-piece collection between Messi and SikSilk includes shirts, outwear, hoodies, and tees with the SikSilk logo amended to house a crown on top, implying the PSG forward as “the king of football.”

Messi is now in the city of fashion, and it wouldn’t be a surprise if he decides to venture into this world as he plans his post-playing career further. 

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