Italian underwear brand D.HEDRAL collaborated with Dubai-based Brazilian soccer player turned personal trainer and model, Alexsandro Duarte to present a new editorial, photographed by Daniel Jaems featuring their ACE underwear range.

Duarte’s story inspired D.HEDRAL as he found strength through adversity to carve a career that has (and is) seeing him live his dream of travelling the world.

At the age of nine Alexsandro lost his father. The same time he started focusing on playing football. His strength and passion for the game saw him reach professional level as a teenager, playing for top teams in Brazil. That was until the age of 19 when an injury cut short his career. This forced him to focus on a different path but he didn’t give up. Some luck, and more hard work paid off as he is now a qualified personal trainer and model, living his dream!

The ACE collection by D.HEDRAL comprises classic in design, seamless underwear for active man made with a super lightweight, quick-dry micro cotton with sportswear properties.