Match of the Day has just met its match.
To coincide with the launch of her latest team-up with Nike, Martine Rose has made her own pseudo sports network. Created alongside director Rosie Marks, and photographer Roxy Lee, Rose presents Martine Rose Sports TV (MRSTV). Prepped and primed for footy ‘eds and fashion folk alike, the show schedule includes everything from intense pub Subbuteo tournaments to vox pops down Hackney’s Mare Street, and even former 10 cover star, Amelia Dimoldenberg trying it out as a sports pundit.
Starring familiar faces from Rose’s community, alongside TV legend Ruby Wax and musician Babymorocco, the film spotlights Rose’s tailoring capsule collection with Nike, which dropped yesterday. A first for the sportswear giant, the collection includes co-branded blazers and trousers, a trench coat equipped with extra sleeves that can be tied across the shoulders like a football scarf, and new electric blue and hazard orange iterations of Rose’s Nike Shox MR4 trainer (each borrow their hues from vintage goalie kits). England player Leah Williamson, almost unrecognisable in an Eighties-style up-do, wears a suit from the collection on Rose’s Instagram, while the USA women’s team has been spotted in the collection heading to their first games during the FIFA Women’s World Cup in New Zealand.
“I felt the women’s team should be presented as the elite athletes they are – and with the same polish and seriousness as the men’s squad,” says Rose. “The look needed to be clean, and also not distracting – to focus on the person wearing it. The proportions are still quite compact, neat and sporty feeling, there’s a nod to that with the fabric too. I wanted to design something that felt real and would make the players feel confident and respected.”
Photography by Roxy Lee, film directed by Rosie Marks. Shop the collection here.