Umbro have released a stunning new collection of shirts influenced by the ‘Madchester’ scene of the 1990s.
Uniting with two British icons – Factory Records and New Order – the styles commemorate a decade when Manchester was the beating heart of British culture, music and football.
Founded in 1978, the iconic independent record label ‘Factory Records’ introduced the world to a parade of revolutionary musicians and bands including Joy Division, New Order and the Happy Mondays. Not to mention legendary nightclub, the Hacienda, which changed the face of electronic music.
Key styles in the collection include a bold yellow home jersey in a vintage fit with contrast rouleau collar, jacquard pattern fabrication and trimmed with diamond and hazard patterned shoulder taping. On the front of the shirt ‘The Factory’ logo takes centre stage alongside Umbro’s diamond logo and Factory Records’ iconic ‘Hearing Protection’ graphic. An away jersey in black and a third jersey in contrast 50/50 black and yellow stripes complete the kit bag.
Also part of the selection are two New Order inspired jerseys. The band last collided with the footballing world 31 years ago when they released the iconic World in Motion in the lead up to Italia ’90. Now, they are teaming up with Umbro once again.
The Umbro x New Order collection includes two jerseys with a markedly 1990s touch. The ice blue away jersey features a vintage fit with contrast rouleau collar, jacquard pattern fabrication and trimmed with the 1990 tape detailing on the sleeve.
The chest includes Umbro’s diamond logo, Peter Saville’s ‘World In Motion Globe’ graphic from the single artwork, with New Order’s logo on the back nape. The collection also includes a white home jersey.
The entire collection will be available for £50 each on Umbro’s official webstore from Thursday 6 May.