Just as the Avinguda Diagonal cuts an angular swathe through Barcelona’s city blocks, a sash darts from the left shoulder to right hem of FC Barcelona’s vibrant 2018-19 third kit, which completes a set of new kits rich in club DNA.
The two-tone shirt, with the darker red of the sash and its surrounding graphic gradually giving way to a paler pink shade, is the latest in a long line of daring changed kits worn by Barca. “We believe the kit is bold and exciting and therefore ideally suited to FC Barcelona,” says Pete Hoppins, Nike Football Apparel Senior Design Director. “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.”
The 10 vertical stripes on the club’s home kit celebrate the 10 principal districts of the city, while the volt yellow away kit evokes memories of a famous 2005-06 campaign and underlines the club’s adventurous spirit. With a pattern based on an aerial view of Barcelona’s famous Eixample District and its blocks, the third strip provides an extra-special connection back to the city’s landscape.