Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang and Paul Pogba present new adidas jersey collection while music artist Pharrell Williams helps create iconic jerseys for Arsenal, Manchester United, Real Madrid, Bayern Munich and Juventus
- Arsenal, Bayern Munich, Juventus, Manchester United and Real Madrid teamed up with Adidas and music artist Pharrell Williams to reimagine their old shirts
- United saw their 1990-92 blue and white away kit be reused for the project
- Arsenal’s iconic ‘bruised banana’ away shirt was given a hand-painted look
- Juventus will wear the newly designed shirt against Hellas Verona on Sunday
Arsenal and Manchester United are among the five teams to have old jerseys reimagined in a new collection by music artist Pharrell Williams.
Williams, Humanrace’s creative director, has taken some of the club’s famous shirts over the past few decades and reused them in a hand-painted design.
Paul Pogba and Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang merged art and football and were among the players to show off the striking designs at launch.
Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang showed an interpretation of Arsenal’s ‘bruised banana’ shirt
Paul Pogba modeled Manchester United’s new design – based on their 1990-92 away kit – while Serge Gnabry showed off the shirt European champions Bayern Munich will wear.
An important part of the collection, especially for the reinvention of Arsenal’s ‘bruised banana’ shirt, is the tie-dye approach where blue and yellow come together.
The ‘bruised banana’ jersey gained prominence in the 1991-3 seasons and the reinvention in collaboration with adidas for the Arsenal design includes a hand drawn crest.
For Manchester United, the remixed shirt was born from the club’s iconic blue and white snowflake print – first seen on the 1990-92 away kit.
The reused United shirt takes into account the blue and white snowflake design of the original
Juventus will wear their artistic pink shirt against Hellas Verona in Serie A on October 25.
The design of the shirt paid homage to Manchester’s famous house music scene in the late 1980s.
To preserve as much of that legacy as possible, Williams and adidas used a tie-dye effect to create a modern take on the iconic pattern.
Williams said, “History is what shapes the future, and sometimes we have to look back first to look ahead.
The most important part of the process with this collection was learning about the legacies of each club and how each defining moment of their history was captured and preserved from a design perspective.
Real Madrid captain Sergio Ramos showed adidas’ reincarnation of their monochrome shirt
“Each of the new jerseys is a symbol of the legacies of the five clubs and a true celebration of the universality of sport.”
Juventus players will wear the kit against Hellas Verona in the Allianz Stadium on Sunday.
The design for the Italian champions focused on the 2014-15 pink shirt, the first delivered by Adidas in their partnership with Juventus.
It was a shirt worn in a season when the club won the national Treble and is seen as an extra meaning in Turin.
Music artist and fashion designer Pharrell Williams collaborated on this shirt project
Ian Wright wore Arsenal’s famous yellow top in the early 90s and is popular with fans
The Real Madrid black and gray jersey saw in the original a king dragon – a mythical creature that symbolizes glory, honor, grandeur and speed – and a bird print, against monochrome black.
Arsenal and United will wear the shirts during a warm-up on the weekend of October 24. Real Madrid will also show their shirt in an upcoming pre-match warm-up.
Champions League holders Bayern Munich will wear theirs in the next domestic cup knockout match.
The sweaters are for sale from October 23 at adidas.co.uk/football jerseys