With the onslaught of the 2022 FIFA World Cup Qatar ™, Swiss luxury watch brand HUBLOT officially announced the launch of a special plan. Release 15 football icons and 15 unique football designs created by fashion designer Mira Mikati.
In order to interpret the brand slogan of “Hublot loves football”, it also demonstrates the brand’s love for football and its commitment to diversification. Hublot specially invited Lebanese fashion designer Mira to design a colorful and positive unique event logo for the “Hublot Loves Football” project. This logo is hand-painted and colored by Mira, which vividly shows vitality and passion, and also conveys the spirit of unity.
In addition, Hublot joined hands with Mira and 15 Hublot brand ambassadors and brand friends to create 15 unique football designs to show the football in their minds. Each design is a masterpiece of art, which not only echoes the theme of “hope and respect”, but also accurately presents the personality charm of each football star and their passion for football. Some of his works are hand-painted, and some are crocheted, all of which represent the humanistic elements in football – football is a sport that belongs to all mankind.
Hublot Loves Football x Kylian Mbappé
Mira considers designing the ball for legendary French striker Kylian to be one of the most exciting challenges of her career. She intends to use the themes of “dream” and “dedication” to deduce the life journey of Keeley’s life of safety and dedication to realize his lofty aspirations. The color of the football is also the epitome of Killian’s life story: his favorite pink represents the first pair of football shoes he owned; orange represents the children’s charity foundation “Inspired by KM” he founded; blue represents France and beauty Sky.
Hublot Loves Football x Pelé
Pele from Brazil is much more than a football icon. Mira drew inspiration from Pele’s energy, calm personality and kind heart, and conceived Pele’s football designs around five qualities she felt best described him. These five qualities are optimism, self-discipline, courtesy, sincerity and refinement. Milla chose yellow to reflect Pele’s warm and peaceful personality, and added his well-known barb silhouette.
Hublot Loves Football x Laure Boulleau
Former French women’s football player Laure tells Mira how she faces the difficulties and challenges in life by staying happy – discovering and feeling the good things. Lawrey’s soccer ball is hand-crocheted from iridescent blue tie-dye fabric with the word “hope” embroidered on it. And the letter “o” presents a heart-shaped shape, showing Laurey’s perseverance and personality without fear of challenges.
Hublot Loves Football x Marcel Desailly
In the FIFA World Cup™ champion Marcel, Milla felt the vitality and passion of the French player. By fusing the Ghanaian flag with the colors of the club she plays for, Marcel has created a fresh and sunny football design. The finishing touch is the date on the football: “July 12, 1998”. It was the day Marcel lifted the FIFA World Cup™ trophy with the French national team.
Hublot Loves Football x Didier Deschamps
Didier was one of three stars to win the FIFA World Cup™ for his native France as both player and manager. Mira wanted to pay homage to Didier’s extraordinary career in his football design, thus creating the “Victory Football”. This soccer ball is decorated with the colors of the French tricolor flag and stars. The stars were hand-painted and filled in by Mira, like children’s graffiti, full of childishness, representing the upcoming victory.
Hublot Loves Football x Luis Figo
While communicating ideas with Mira, former Portugal national team player Luis drew a clover on the football, hoping to bring good luck to his loved ones. Milla added stars and hearts to the ball to reflect Luis’ legacy and cherished memories. At the same time, Louis’ catchphrase is also marked on the football: “Follow your Dreams. Never Lose Faith” (Pursue your dreams, always maintain confidence). The dark green, blue and white colors of the football are the favorite colors of Luiz’s son. the
Hublot Loves Football x Ada Hegerberg
In the Norwegian national team player Ada, Mira felt the abundant vitality and personality, so she created a colorful crochet football with Ada’s motto on it: “believe in yourself” (believe in yourself).
Hublot Loves Football x Roberto Martinez
For the football design of the Belgian national team coach Roberto, Mira could have chosen the iconic red, black and yellow color scheme of the Belgian national team, but she thinks these colors are too strong for Roberto’s personality. Therefore, Mira chose to use lighter and warmer colors to show Roberto’s generous and kind character. At Roberto’s request, Mira added an Apple AirTag to the ball so he wouldn’t lose it.
Hublot Loves Football x Alex Morgan
United States national team player Alex plays for California’s San Diego Wave FC (San Diego Wave FC), serving as captain. In Alex’s football design, Mira uses the California sunset to show his passion, while adding palm tree patterns and a horizon design that symbolizes the future of women in football.
Hublot Loves Football x Jose Mourinho
Jose is one of the greatest head coaches in football history, known for his incisive and unique insights. He provided Mira with two major design ideas. First: “The football that symbolizes the World Cup must reflect all the colors in the world.” Therefore, Mira designed interesting patterns based on the national flags of the countries participating in the World Cup. The second is Jose’s little-known motto: “The most important victory is the next one” (the most important victory is always the next one). Mira incorporated this loud and forward-thinking text into Jose’s football designs.
Hublot Loves Football x Alexia Putellas
Spain national team player Alexia loves colours, flowers and the sea, and prefers to spend quality time with her family. Milla designed her a football full of summer atmosphere and colorful fun, covered with floral patterns. The football is also emblazoned with a heart, representing Alexia’s sisters, the coast of Barcelona and, of course, her endless love for football.
Hublot Loves Football x Hervé Renard
As the head coach of the Saudi Arabian national team, Hervé from France told Mira that his inspiration comes from the high temperature climate of the desert, the blue sky and palm trees. As a result, Mira created colorful and vibrant scenes on the football, and added the word “unity” (unity) to reflect Herway’s position as a coach: “the team before the player” (Teams take precedence over players). the
Hublot Loves Football x Xherdan Shaqiri
Gerdan is a representative figure of Swiss football. Meera’s football for Jerdan celebrates his love for his family and the good qualities he has passed down from his parents. Her handwritten colorful lettering ties Jerdan to these values to capture the passion and energy he possesses.
Hublot Loves Football x Gareth Southgate
When talking with the England national team coach Gareth, Milla said that he has a deep understanding of the impact of human values on football. One of Gareth’s life mottos is “Be Brave, Be Kind and Follow Your Dreams!” (brave, kind, and follow your dreams!). Green is the dominant color for Gareth’s soccer balls, inspired by the shaded field colors that hold so much significance to them.
Hublot Loves Football x David Trezeguet
David led the French national team to victory in the FIFA World Cup™ in 1998. His passion and contagion led Mira to design a yellow, orange and red soccer ball, bearing his nickname “Trezegoal” on it.