This season PUMA celebrates 125 years of Manchester City FC with a limited-edition capsule collection. In the lead up to the launch of the collection, we made our way down to the launch event in Manchester’s Northern Quarter…
Upon entering the event space in The Northern Quarter, we were welcomed with the four trainers from the PUMA MCFC Collection, a selection of iconic football shirts rebirthed by author and football shirt fanatic Neal Heard, and an exhibition of portrait photography curated by Dean Davies which featured the youth team authentically styled for matchday with pieces from the capsule. Later in the evening, we were treated to an intimate panel discussion led by the founder of the creative leadership organisation Thirty Pound Gentleman, Danny Fahey. Danny sat alongside club history Neal Heard, die-hard fans Dan Gambino and Gary James, as well as Man City’s cult-favourite former striker Paul Dickov, who famously guided the club to promotion back in 1999.
The PUMA MCFC Collection celebrates City’s history with four timeless PUMA trainers which commemorate four landmark moments in the club’s history. First up, the PUMA CRACK AAFC harks back to its day as Ardwick Association Football Club. The PUMA BLUE STAR KIPPAX traces back to City’s time at Maine Road when the Kippax stand was the heart, soul and song of the club. The PUMA BLUE BIRD WHITWORTH raises a glass to the famous nights which took place in Manchester’s Hacienda in the ‘90s, while the PUMA CRACK 93:20 revels in Manchester City’s unforgettable, last-gasp title win in May 2012.
Keep your eyes peeled for the more info on part 2 of the PUMA MCFC collection.