The first images of the new England national away kit has been revealed in several teaser shots spread over the internet.
Apart from the predominately red colour and the traditional England badge with a single red star above it, there are no real other details present in the preview. However, it is expected that the new away kit will take a similar design to the current England home shirt.
Kitbag.com have already begun taking pre-orders on the new kit before it’s official release on February 10th 2010. The England team will first wear the new shirt in the pre World Cup friendly against Egypt at Wembley on March 3rd 2010.
The new kit will replace the previous England away shirt which was worn during 2008 and 2009. It will also be worn in the event of a colour clash at the 2010 World Cup.
Altor Throup, kit designer, said: “My work tends to have a three-stage process. I like to think of my work as an exploration of human anatomy through my drawings. I then introduce narratives and concepts into that, and then I create a bridge from the two-dimensional drawings to a three-dimensional concept through sculpture. Through the sculpture, the drawings become the negative space around which you place the garments. I’m giving them a skin, and that skin then becomes the garment itself.”
He added: “I think that’s why it’s quite interesting for someone like me to be working on football shirts, because that’s not what I do in my everyday life. So I instinctively have an approach that is thinking outside of the box in terms of football kits. It gives you a very unique approach in that its not influenced by what is perceived to be acceptable in that world, and so I’m able to think of both what the player needs and what the brand is about, and to fuse these elements in the process.”