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The new collection of Manchester United pays homage to The Stone Roses

«Roses are red»

The new collection of Manchester United pays homage to The Stone Roses «Roses are red»

Manchester rhymes with music. If the azure side of the city is constantly associated with Oasis, the Red Devils in recent times have started creating limited edition lines with bands that have written pages of British music history. In 2022, it was the turn of Joy Division: on that occasion, the liaison between football and fashion came to life thanks to the inclusion of Peter Saville, the historic designer of Joy Division's Unknown Pleasures album cover. The design, after heavily influencing the world of fashion, was set to make its mark in the world of football as well. Jun Takahashi, Raf Simons, Yohji Yamamoto, are just a few of the designers who have incorporated the famous Pulsar artwork onto their runway clothing, which is an additional reason to appreciate, even two years later, Manchester United's choice to unite the music and fashion spheres.

For their latest collection, Manchester United has decided to involve The Stone Roses, the iconic band that heavily influenced the 1990s Britpop scene led by the Gallagher brothers. Beyond their musical successes, The Stone Roses have become famous in popular culture for their unique aesthetic, which takes center stage in the wide selection of items. This selection is divided between a lifestyle and performance side. The former includes black tracksuits and shorts, a long-sleeved t-shirt, a scarf, and a bucket hat, an essential item in terrace culture. The items feature graphics inspired by The Stone Roses' lemons, which carry a specific meaning. John Squire, the band's guitarist, declared to Q Magazine in 2001 that the idea of the lemon originated from frontman Ian Brown: "Ian had met this Frenchman while hitchhiking in Europe. This person had taken part in the 1968 Paris riots and had told Ian how lemons were used as an antidote to tear gas."

Among the garments to be worn during pre-match, we find a t-shirt and an anthem jacket, which will make their debut in the pre-match of the Premier League match against Aston Villa. These garments accompany the true protagonist of the collection, namely the adidas Icon jersey, a tribute to the cover of the band's eponymous debut album The Stone Roses. The jersey is adorned with the design created by guitarist John Squire, and is finished with the Three Stripes in red, white, and blue, with the addition of the golden inscription The Stone Roses inside the collar.