TRIBAL POP – FC Internazionale Milano have unveiled their much anticipated new home kit for 2020-21, and yes, the zigzag graphic is as strong as ever.
Inspired by the pioneering work of the design scene in the 1980s, Inter’s new home kit celebrates the city through a striking aesthetic that symbolizes the shared identity of the club and the people it represents. The traditional black-and-blue stripes are incorporated, although Nike have mixed things up this year with the inclusion of zigzags for the first time on a Nerazzurri home jersey. The kit is finished off with a black crew-neck collar, black shorts and blue socks.
“We continue our pursuit of challenging the club’s traditional striped identity, this time drawing inspiration from one of Milan’s most important design movements,” says Nike’s Scott Munson, VP, Nike Football Apparel. “The zigzag graphic is a staple of post-modernist design and is also reminiscent of the slithering Biscione. The result is a radically unexpected home kit.”
The design takes the bold colors and shapes of post-modernism and uses them to reimagine the famous Nerazzurri stripes in a pop style, featuring waves and zigzags. The thick black and blue stripes snake down the front of the jersey in a manner that also references the Biscione, a powerful club symbol.
The new Inter jerseys feature a crew neck collar and black side stripes. A premium crest and white Nike Swoosh sit on the chest. Black shorts and blue socks complete the head-to-toe look. The word “Inter,” printed in a post-modern font, appears midway up the shin and also inside the shirt as an inner-pride feature.