Sports company PUMA and AC Milan have today unveiled the new AC Milan Away kit to be worn by the men's, women's and youth teams for the 2020/21 season. The source of inspiration for the kit is Milan's famous MUDEC -Museum of Cultures, as PUMA continues to craft kits from culture.
Milan is a city rich with culture and history; it is a city of glamour and creativity, home to some of the world’s most incredible architecture. To celebrate the essence and culture of the city, the new Away kit pays homage to the MUDEC museum by integrating the famous MUDEC architectural pattern into the white jersey.
The MUDEC is a museum and exhibition center dedicated to the research and understanding of the cultures of the world. The museum is home to incredible artistry and cultural artifacts from around the world, providing representation of the diverse cultures from each continent.
"MUDEC was born with the intention of giving voice, through the exhibition of works from all over the world, to the different cultures that have come into contact with Milan and the Milanese over time. It is a source of pride for us that the museum has been identified and selected by PUMA and Milan, not only as a modern icon of the city in transformation, but also and above all as a reference for constant research and attention to multiculturalism and promotion of diversity as founding values of contemporary living" said Anna Maria Montaldo, Director of Modern and Contemporary Art Sector of the municipality of Milan.
"Throughout the history of AC Milan our second jersey has always been linked with matches and moments that live long in the memory. This jersey succeeds in maintaining the tradition and pride of our Club and its fans, and combines them with the unique blend of culture, passion and design that make the city of Milan so special", said Casper Stylsvig, Chief Revenue Officer of AC Milan.
"The city of Milan has always attracted many different cultures and has become the most international city in Italy. For the AC Milan Away kit we wanted to celebrate the cultures that make the city of Milan so unique. The MUDEC Museum of Cultures celebrates international culture, which makes it a great source of inspiration. We used the iconic design from the architecture of this museum to celebrate the diverse cultures from around the world", said David Bremond, Head of Product Line Management Teamsport, PUMA.
The new jersey is equipped with PUMA's thermoregulation technology which provides an improved moisture management system to maintain the perfect body temperature. Combined with laser-cut perforation on the front and engineered jacquard at the back, the jersey offers the latest in fit and mobility for optimal performance.