Designers Reinterpret the World Cup 2014 Ball to Benefit Brazil's Youth

By: Laura McQuarrie - Jun 24, 2014
References: luisaviaroma & globalgrind
As part of the charitable Make Kids Happy project by Brazil’s Gol de Letra Foundation, well-known celebrities and designer brands were asked to put their own spins on the World Cup 2014 ball.

Participants involved in the project include big names like Rick Owens, Pharrell, Roberto Cavalli, Missoni, Giuseppe Zanotti, Dolce & Gabbana and Balmain. The soccer ball transformations range from opulently bejewelled soccer balls to sculptures that are a little crazy, but each is a unique showpiece that expresses the flavor of its creator for a good cause.

These unusual versions of the Adidas Brazuca balls will be auctioned off on eBay between June 16th and July 27th, with the funds raised going towards the Gol de Letra Foundation, an organization that educates Brazil's youth through writing, sports, culture and art.