In honor of this year’s World Cup destination and the eyewear brand’s country of origin, Chilli Beans has created “ Soccer Fever”- which consists of a number of new optical, sunglass, and watch styles that pay tribute to Brazil’s passion for soccer.
The Chilli Beans design team was inspired by 3 concepts to create the Soccer Fever collection:
ERA DE OURO (GOLDEN ERA)
1958-1970- considered the “Golden Era” of Brazilian soccer when the county won its first 3 World Cups, each of the eyewear and watch styles include a star motif that represent victory.
Inspired by the wide array of superstitions, prayers and faith that fans depend on to support their team, here each product has a specific icon believed to help a team reign over its enemy- from the print of the Senhor do Bonfim “wish” wristband and four leaf clovers to pepper and a wood-like finish which represents “knocking on wood 3 times.
Combining stories from the past of both the World Cup and soccer as a whole, this collection was inspired by Brazil’s unprecedented 5 time World Championship, as well as the first transmission of soccer on the radio, the world of women’s soccer, and styles that pay tribute to the first ever world champion- Uruguay.
All styles are currently available at Chilli Beans stores worldwide and will soon be available at www.chillibeans.com.
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