Barcelona have officially launched their new Nike third kit for the 2018/19 season, a striking two-tone pink design that incorporates a subtle tribute to the famous city.
The ‘dynamic sash’ is said to be inspired by Avinguda Diagonal, one of Barcelona’s most famous streets. It cuts the shirt from the left shoulder to the right hem fade from dark pink to light.
The pattern is also based on an aerial view of the Eixample district, with Nike using similar influences for many of their designs for other teams this season.
It has been modelled by Gerard Pique, Philippe Coutinho and Ousmane Dembele.
“We believe the kit is bold and exciting and therefore ideally suited to FC Barcelona,” Pete Hoppins, Nike Football Apparel Senior Design Director, explained.
“The football club is part of the fabric of Barcelona; its influence is visible in every avenue and plaza, and that passion really inspired the team’s 2018/19 collection.”