Robert Huth is a German centre-back who currently plays for Stoke City in the English Premier League. Huth started his professional career at Chelsea, plucked from the Union Berlin youth team at the age of 17. A year later his manager Claudio Ranieri gave him his first team debut. It was whilst playing for Chelsea that Huth met the former AC Milan legend Marcel Desailly and became interested in fashion. They bonded over their shared admiration for Raf Simons and Lanvin, coincidentally Alber Elbaz and Lucas Ossendrijver (personal friends of Desailly) are widely known as the biggest football fans in fashion and two of Huths greatest advocates. Desailly’s five years as the rock in the heart of the defence of the team from the Italian capital of fashion meant he was ideally placed to offer invaluable advice to his young protege on all matters football and fashion.
Desailly left the club in 2002 for one final payday in Qatar and though the pair kept up a regular correspondance, Huth started to look for a new outlet for his unexpected hobby. At this point it was very much a hobby but this was soon to change as he ended up joining the prestigious Menswear Fashion course at the Royal College of Art, handily located close to his home in Chelsea.
Despite leaving Chelsea soon after enrolling he has ably balanced his career in football with his studies at the RCA. After taking slightly longer with his education than usual due to these dual commitments, his graduation collection was finally presented to the public four months ago. In an interview for Dazed Digital Huth described his style as ‘Dark and sleek. I make clothes for men, who have a clear mind.’ Now based in Stoke, we eagerly anticipate the new collection this spring from this no-nonsense fashion designer and professional footballer.
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