PUMA's Man City kits pay tribute to Manchester's heritage
Manchester: PUMA and Manchester City have revealed their 2019/20 home and away kits, the first designs of their partnership, which pay tribute to Manchester's industrial and cultural heritage.
Following Manchester City's success last season in men's, women's and academy football, the club will push for new honours this season, wearing uniquely designed kits that also feature the club's 125th anniversary crest.
The 2019/20 home kit draws inspiration from Manchester's industrial heritage, celebrating the true grit, fight, and character that emerged from the cotton mills of Manchester.
The woven jacquard wave pattern, running through the shirt, is a visual representation of the looms which were integral to the industrial revolution in Manchester.
The iconic City blue is highlighted with purple, a colour previously used in club kits, and is used on the home shirt for the first time.
The 2019/20 away kit celebrates the city's "Madchester" years, a period of extraordinary cultural activity in the late 1980s and early 1990s. The kit is directly inspired by former nightclub, The Haçienda, which was once an epicentre for emerging music, bands, DJs, and artists.
"The partnership between Manchester City and PUMA goes beyond football. We want the club's global fans and local Mancunians to all feel invested in this, and it starts with combining our very creative kit designs with authentic stories from Manchester's history and music scene," said Adam Petrick, PUMA's Global Brand Marketing Director.