Adidas has launched a new Humanrace jersey collection for some of the world’s biggest football clubs in Arsenal, FC Bayern Munich, Juventus, Manchester United, and Real Madrid.
The collection was created in collaboration with Pharrell Williams and see the clubs’ jerseys redesigned to represent the Humanrace design ethos – to celebrate the imperfect beauty of the human spirit.
The jerseys feature hand drawn designs, including club logos and are inspired by important moments from the respective clubs’ history
“History is what shapes the future, and sometimes in order to look forwards, first we need to look back,” said Pharrell Williams about the collection.
“The most important part of the process with this collection was to learn of each club’s legacies and how each defining moment of their histories were captured and preserved from a design perspective. Each of the new jerseys are symbols of the five club’s legacies and a true celebration of the universality of sport.”
Adidas said that the ambition for this project was to show the human race at its best in uniting together while celebrating our differences.
FC Bayern Munich is also using the launch of the Humanrace jersey to start its own campaign to raise awareness for tolerance. Money raised from the campaign will support the SOS Children’s Villages charity.
“With around 300,000 members, FC Bayern is the largest sports club in the world. Together with our fans, we stand for values such as diversity and tolerance. Football builds bridges between people from all over the world – and we, as ‘The World’s Biggest Sports Family’, take our social responsibility seriously and constantly raise awareness of social issues.” FC Bayern Munich President Herbert Hainer said in a statement on the club’s website.
Bayern will wear their Humanrace jersey on the 22/23 of December in their second round DFB Cup game.
Juventus are set to wear the new kit today in their match against Hellas Verona while Arsenal, Manchester United and Real Madrid will wear the new designs whilst warming up before matches.
The collection is available to purchase via club stores or the Adidas website.