What to wear now: New England Nike collection

England’s 2020 collection feeds off the growing harmony between an exciting young squad and a passionate fanbase fully mobilised behind the team.

 The Three Lions have been building momentum, growing in stature and galvanising support through their stylish football and message of inclusivity.

 This is a modern England team, representative of all people, and driven by a powerful sense of togetherness fostered among a dynamic and diverse generation of players.

 Their new Nike collection captures this spirit through the use of bespoke graphic prints which depict a ‘community of lions’ – players and fans together, united in sharing a dream. 

The print makes a subtle impression on an otherwise classic England home design, but then takes centre stage in a vibrant blue away inspired by vintage Three Lions kits reminiscent of the 1990s.

 “This team is closer than it’s ever been before, when we put on that England jersey all club rivalries are set aside,” says captain Harry Kane. “We’re united in our goal of representing our fans far and wide. This collection captures that feeling of togetherness we hold so dearly.”

 England’s white home shirt features a dark blue crew neck and side stripes. Both the collar and the stripes are embossed with the distinctive ‘community of lions’ graphic. The England crest, Nike Swoosh and squad number align down the middle of a jersey perfectly complemented by dark blue shorts and white socks. The socks are decorated by slender blue and red colour-blocked hoops.

 England’s away, meanwhile, is presented in head-to-toe blue, with both the shirt and shorts emphasising togetherness through a soulful all-over graphic. The shirt features another nod to ‘90s jersey culture with a fold-down collar, fastened by a button inscribed with the words: ‘We are Lions/We are England’. The jersey is enlivened by bright red side stripes, a Swoosh and crest.

 Meanwhile, the names and numbers on both home and away are printed in an exclusive font inspired by the Three Lions’ identity.

 England’s wider collection continues the theme of togetherness and the use of exclusive graphics. The team’s pre-match jersey comes in a vivid red, which is adorned by another all-over ‘90s inspired illustration. The ‘community of lions’ print returns on a crew neck collar, while a full colour crest appears on the chest.

 The England national team collection is available from nike.com for Early Access on September 1st and all other retailers on September 4th.