The French Federation and the future of French football — Raphaël Varane, Blaise Matuidi, Paul Pogba, Yohan Cabaye and Mamadou Sakho — unveiled the new French national team away kit for 2014, and made their own personal pledges to make their nation proud this summer. France will compete in Brazil this year in an away uniform that combines their inherent style and flair for fashion with the best in performance innovation.
[infobox]“This new away kit is unmistakably French. It is understated yet stylish and gives France a clear national identity on the pitch,” – Martin Lotti, Creative Director for Nike Football. [/infobox]
The “Marinière,” a classic French design motif, makes a subtle return to the away jersey in the form of a tonal grey mariner stripe. The jersey also features a new crest, inspired by the classic cockerel worn by the French team in 1958. The symbol is enlarged, freed from it’s badge, and given the space to become the ultimate symbol of national pride. The crest is meticulously embroidered and inspired by the intricate bullion technique, which lends textural interest. The new and bigger blue cockerel stands proudly alone with its elegant plume of feathers elevated. The away jersey has a stand collar, and inside the back of the neck is a small pennant featuring the red, white and blue colours of France’s tricolor flag.
Basically, it’s awesome.