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Arsenal Women team up with Stella McCartney for Adidas on first bespoke away kit

Lauretta Roberts
29 September 2023

Arsenal Women football team has stepped up its collaboration with Stella McCartney for Adidas with the introduction of its first away bespoke kit.

The limited-edition range is designed to support the team both on and off the pitch and includes a range of structured silhouettes including a jersey, shorts and stylish travel wear pieces such as a full zip jacket with neon accents, track-style pants, and an oversized tee.

This new kit will make its debut on 6 October for Arsenal's away fixture against Manchester United in the Women's Super League, which will mark the first time Arsenal's women’s team have worn a separate kit to the men.

However the men's team will also wear the new gender-neutral jersey as a pre-match warm-up top ahead of their league game with Manchester City at Emirates Stadium in the same month.

As the hero piece of the collection, the striking away shirt fuses geometric patterns with colour-blocking accents of halo pink and glow blue. The shirt also features AEROREADY technology, which uses sweat-wicking and absorbent materials to keep players feeling dry.

Adidas Stella McCartney

Key pieces of the collection are crafted with at least 47% recycled polyester and 100% organic cotton as part of Adidas' ambition to help end plastic waste.

Alessia Russo, who joined the club this summer before starring at the 2023 FIFA Women's World Cup, said: It’s been an exciting summer for me, both with the move to Arsenal and reaching the final of the FIFA Women’s World Cup, and now we’re back I am fully focused on my first season with the team.

"It’s so special to be marking this with a collection as playful and bold as this one. For me, football has always been about having fun and getting creative – it’s why I got into it as a young girl and it’s what inspires me today.

"I love that this collection represents that, and I can’t wait to wear the shirt with pride on match day.”

Designer Stella McCartney added: Following the remarkable tournament in Australia, I’m so proud to continue the story with Arsenal by creating this bespoke capsule for the women’s team.

"Designing for a team that truly embodies what it takes to be an athlete and inspire the next generation of footballers has been incredibly special.

"I love that the away jersey taps into the exciting intersection of fashion and football through its elevated geometric print and captivating hues – with technical performance materials at the core.

"It’s important that both players and fans alike can playfully express themselves as they move on and off the pitch, and we hope this bold, new collection can play a part in that.”

The kit is available to buy in limited quantities from Arsenal Direct and in Arsenal stores.

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