Stella McCartney designs leopard-print football kit for Arsenal

 British designer Stella McCartney has collaborated with sportswear brand adidas to create a leopard-print football kit for English club Arsenal’s women’s team.

The pre-match shirt will be worn by female players before games at home for the rest of the 2021/22 FA Women’s Super League season. The men’s team will wear the shirt once ahead of their Premier League match at Crystal Palace on April 4th. The pre-match shirts form part of a 10-piece clothing collection for Arsenal that includes hoodies and leggings for women in an eye-catching animal print.


 It is the first time since McCartney began working with Adidas in 2005 that she has designed a kit for a women’s football team. “As the most decorated English women’s football club, Arsenal Women is made up of incredible athletes, so to be able to celebrate them – especially in a year that is so pivotal for women in sport – is incredibly special,” said McCartney.


 Across the collection, the distinctive “mystery blue” and “scarlet red” colours of the Arsenal club can be seen in a large leopard print pattern – a pattern historically associated with female prowess and a staple pattern in McCartney’s oeuvre. The shirts were made from a mix of organic cotton and recycled materials.

 Source | Dezeen


Jenny Hillier

29th March 2022