Umbro launches retro collab with Nigel Cabourn
UK sportswear brand Umbro has kicked off its AW21 season with a seriously retro collection in collaboration with British designer Nigel Cabourn.
How retro? The Umbro x Nigel Cabourn collection “takes a contemporary design lens” to football and rugby kits from the late 1940s to early 1950s with 10 key unisex styles “reinterpreted for a modern design-led consumer (putting) a contemporary casualwear twist on a selection of iconic silhouettes”.
Tellingly, Umbro said the launch reflects its commitment to the footballing world together with the brand’s recent step into rugby as ‘Official Technical Kit Partner’ to England Rugby.
The range includes Umbro’s Drill Training Top in RAF Navy with matching Training Pants, both featuring an embroidered diamond logo and pocket detailing. It also features a pigment-dyed Training Sweater in RAF Navy or Dirty White with a distressed two-colour Umbro x Nigel Cabourn print on the back. ‘Hero' silhouettes include the Regiment Rugby Top in blocky Gold or Sky Blue horizontal and vertical stripes, each featuring oversized ‘N’ and ‘C’ back patches.
A selection of key accessories complete the collection. With its vintage sports shoe shape, “a nod to the snowballing trend towards vintage-inspo lower-profile sneakers”, Umbro noted, the Umbro x Nigel Cabourn Trainer is available in RAF Navy with a suede upper and contrast Dirty White sole unit. Also available are ribbed beanies in RAF Navy and Sky Blue as well as an aged leather WW2 Rugby Ball with a gold foil embossed Umbro x Nigel Cabourn logo.
Prices are affordable premium, ranging from £40 to £135.
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