Kappa, the story of the Italian brand.
Kappa, history of the brand that has left so much to vintage
Kappa and the beginnings of the brand.
Kappa is a sports brand with a rich history. It was founded in 1911 and until now has focused on sportswear for men and women. Founded over a hundred years ago, Kappa is one of the world's premier sportswear brands. She is known for her incredible vintage designs , unique and influential lines, as well as her legendary tracksuits.
Kappa during the first half of the 20th century concentrated mainly on the production of socks and other underwear. It is only later that the brand will evolve with its famous kappa tracksuits.
Kappa and the beginnings of the brand as we know it today
Kappa is a sportswear brand that originated as we know it today in 1967 in Turin, Italy. The logo of the kappa company is the famous “Omini” logo representing a man and a woman sitting back to back (the image actually comes from a photo taken in a shoot for a swimwear brand). The brand name comes from the Greek letter Kappa which is a symbol of the first letter of the word "KAPPA".
The Kappa brand has been around for over 50 years and is one of the most influential brands in sportswear. It was founded by Maurizio Vitale . He would have been inspired by his father's work as a tailor and wanted to create clothes that were pleasant to wear while playing sports. The Kappa brand first became popular for its football apparel.
In 1967, Kappa launched its first collection with only 12 pieces. The company grew rapidly and became one of the most popular brands among athletes across Europe. In 1968 they opened their first store in Milan and they started exporting their products to other countries like Japan, Australia, Canada, South Africa and New Zealand. It has also sponsored many football teams such as Juventus, AC Milan, Aston Villa and the Tunisian national team.
Kappa and its recent history
In recent years, she has also become known for her streetwear collections.
Indeed, Kappa has always been a sports brand and always likes to put sports at the center of everything they do , but they also design a range of casual wear for everyday wear.
Now also well known for its clothing for other sports such as basketball, volleyball, swimming and tennis. Kappa has many styles of shoes, apparel and accessories available in the market. Kappa's collection includes clothing for men, women and children in different style options, including casual wear as well as sportswear. The company also offers a range of running shoe models from its Kappa Sport line.
The vintage Kappa tracksuit, a great heritage of the brand
Today what sticks most in mind when you think of the Kappa brand is the famous full-length Omini logo band . This one can be found on vintage jackets, vintage t-shirts and of course vintage kappa tracksuits. In our thrift store, we often come across old, super retro kappa jackets. We will post them to you on the site as soon as possible.
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