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The New England Kit: Working Inside Out with Aitor Throup


“I haven’t moved away from fashion as such. The truth is, the concept of fashion itself doesn’t really interest or inspire me. I find some aspects of the fashion industry quite frivolous, and a lot of things about how it functions contradict how I work.”

As one of the most scrutinized national teams globally for any sport, the English National Football team will look to award-winning British designer Aitor Throup to give them all the necessary edge in performance and aesthetics as the young-designer puts his unforgettable mark on the incoming English National Team Kit. With the team shirts sponsored by the ever faithful English brand, Umbro, a short interview touches upon the technical aspect of the shirt. Included in the discussion are a dual-layer design with an anatomically correct construction likened to a true second-skin construction to keep in line with Throup’s philosophy of “if you think back to the renaissance artists and illustrators, like Leonardo Da Vinci, Vesalius, even Michelangelo, you know that an understanding of the aesthetic of the human body has to come from an understanding of what goes on inside it and how that informs the pressure that’s applied from the inside to the outside of the skin.” Perhaps if things go well, on the horizon is an Umbro by Aitor Throup collection?

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