Inspired by the gridded streetscape of Barcelona’s Eixample district.
The Blaugrana say goodbye to their traditional stripes for the 2019/20 season for an unconventional checkboard print which gets inspiration from the iconic Eixample district in the city.
“Barcelona is a club with a bold and adventurous philosophy and that resonates throughout the city,” says Pete Hoppins, Nike Football Apparel Senior Design Director.
To celebrate the city’s vibrant spirit, the club invited influential figures from across industries such as fashion, science, food, music and art to unveil the kit and celebrate their shared spirit, culture and identity.
“Barcelona is a special place and the football club is the heartbeat. We are all fans and the style with which they achieve their success inspires us every single day. Bringing everyone together like this really highlights the unique things that are happening in our community,” says scientist Laura Souek.
It’s fascinating to see Nike go deeper into the spirit of the city and stadium with their kits this year. We’ve already seen the Chelsea home kit feature montages of Stamford Bridge while Roma’s jersey speaks of Roman lore and mythology.
Watch this space for more kit announcements for the 2019/20 season.