It is a long, 518-mile journey from Scarborough in North Yorkshire to Paris, the capital of France, but there’s a new clothing line, involving Lionel Messi, which has come very close to the two.

Messi has launched a new clothing line with fashion brand SikSilk which includes 57 collections of pieces consisting of t-shirts, hoodies and shirts, all inspired by the iconic Messi brand.

Lionel Messi launched his line with fashion brand SikSilk

The Argentinian started his own clothing company, “The Messi Brand” in 2016 to inspire his audience on and off the pitch with a cool and classic fashion sense and the company has seen continued growth.

And now Messi has expanded his range and collaborated with SikSilk, a company founded by three school friends, Baz Gill, David Thompson and Sam Kay from Scarborough, North Yorkshire.

SikSilk has gone from producing baseball caps and t-shirts to collaborating with sports stars, starting with Barcelona right-back Dani Alves and now football legend Messi – winner!

“It’s a dream come true,” says David Thompson, owner of SikSilk.

“We noticed that Lionel Messi was wearing the SikSilk brand organically in the press and on social media.

“We decided to approach his team to see if we could do something together, and the collection was born.

The Paris Saint-Germain ace had taken a liking to the SikSilk range and even had his former Barcelona team-mates Arturo Vidal and Arthur Melo wear the outfit that Baz described as “it was a huge moment of pinching ”.

Speaking about the collaboration, Messi said: “SikSilk culture is about family, something that is close to my heart.

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Messi has collaborated with 57 iconic pieces with SikSilk

“The Messi x SikSilk collection was the result of a combined team effort over a period of three years with my sister working closely with the SikSilk design team.

“I couldn’t be happier with the result of the product and I know SikSilk and my subscribers will love the co-branded line. “

Thrilled by the collaboration, Thompson said: “Messi is truly the greatest of all time.

9 years after the launch, SikSilk signed an agreement with the international brand Messi.

SikSilk

9 years after the launch, SikSilk signed an agreement with the international brand Messi.

“Working with the Messi team underlined just how world class his brand is in every way.

“We are delighted with the result of the collection and know that it will appeal to SikSilk consumers. “

The complete Messi x SikSilk collection is available at www.siksilk.com

Lionel Messi wearing Messi x SikSilk, with (LR) Sam Kay, Baz Gill and David Thompson

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Lionel Messi wearing Messi x SikSilk, with (LR) Sam Kay, Baz Gill and David Thompson

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