British sportswear brand Umbro kicks off AW21 by teaming up with cult Brit designer Nigel Cabourn. In a celebration of vintage-inspired football and rugby kits, the new unisex collection puts a contemporary casualwear twist on a selection of iconic silhouettes.
The Umbro x Nigel Cabourn collection takes a contemporary design lens to football and rugby styles from the late 1940’s to early 1950’s with ten key styles reinterpreted for a modern design-led consumer. The partnership debuts with a ten style collection which not only acknowledges Umbro’s commitment to the footballing world, but also the brand’s recent step into rugby as Official Technical Kit Partner to England Rugby.
The range includes Umbro’s iconic Drill Training Top in RAF Navy with matching Training Pants, both featuring an embroidered diamond logo and pocket detailing. A pigment dyed Training Sweater in RAF Navy or Dirty White also appears and features 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 completes the collection. With its vintage sports shoe shape – a nod to the snowballing trend towards vintage-inspo lower-profile sneakers – the Umbro x Nigel Cabourn Trainer is available in RAF Navy with a roughout 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.