adidas and Arsenal unveil first away kit with Stella McCartney for Arsenal Women
The limited-edition range is designed to support Arsenal Women both on and off the pitch and includes a range of structured silhouettes including a jersey, shorts and stylish travel wear pieces such as a full zip jacket with neon accents, track-style pants, and an oversized tee. As the hero piece of the collection, the striking away shirt takes centre stage thanks to the fusion of geometric patterns with color-blocking accents of halo pink and glow blue. The shirt also features AEROREADY technology, which uses sweat-wicking and absorbent materials to keep players feeling dry.
The eight-piece collection fuses high-performance and consciously crafted innovation to support the world’s best athletes on the move.
Key pieces are crafted with at least 47% recycled polyester and 100% organic cotton as part of adidas' ambition to help end plastic waste, offering a fresh vision for what a statement and signature collection for club, people and planet, could be.
Arsenal striker, Alessia Russo, who has just starred at the FIFA Women’s World Cup, said:
“It’s been an exciting summer for me, both with the move to Arsenal and reaching the final of the FIFA Women’s World Cup, and now we’re back I am fully focused on my first season with the team. It’s so special to be marking this with a collection as playful and bold as this one. For me, football has always been about having fun and getting creative – it’s why I got into it as a young girl and it’s what inspires me today. I love that this collection represents that, and I can’t wait to wear the shirt with pride on match day.”
Stella McCartney, Creative Director, said:
“Following the remarkable tournament in Australia, I’m so proud to continue the story with Arsenal by creating this bespoke capsule for the women’s team. Designing for a team that truly embodies what it takes to be an athlete and inspire the next generation of footballers has been incredibly special.
I love that the away jersey taps into the exciting intersection of fashion and football through its elevated geometric print and captivating hues – with technical performance materials at the core. It’s important that both players and fans alike can playfully express themselves as they move on and off the pitch, and we hope this bold, new collection can play a part in that.”
The away kit will be debuted on pitch on 6th October when Arsenal play Manchester United in the WSL and is the first time the team will have worn a separate kit to the men. The men’s team will wear the gender-neutral jersey as a pre-match warm up top ahead of their league game with Manchester City at Emirates Stadium in the same month.
The range will be limited in quantity and available across adidas.com, in store, at Arsenal official club stores, Arsenal Direct and selected retailers from today. For more information, follow @adidasfootball on Instagram and Twitter, or visit www.adidas.com, as well as www.Arsenal.com
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