While Arsenal’s Héctor Bellerín is known for his speed and defensive skills on the pitch, his off-the-pitch choice in fashion is what’s made him a global star. Fashion is a huge part of the soccer world, and with a robust discretionary income typically comes a penchant for dabbling in designer clothes.
“I come from a family that has been built around fashion,” Bellerín told Arsenal Player. “My grandma and my grandpa opened a little fashion retail shop and used to make their own clothes from scratch.”
Seeing the process from an early age surely had an impact on Bellerín’s passion for clothing, manufacturing and seeing what goes on behind the scenes.
“My mum joined them and that’s what she studied when she was young. She was working in swimwear for lots of years and then always like making my clothes smaller or making my clothes, altering them. They always wanted me to dress well when I was going to different places, and that’s something that’s stuck with me since I was a kid.”
“Now I have a chance to actually do my own thing and express myself and sometimes even inspire people,” he said.