Manchester City and Umbro unveiled the new 09/10 away kit. - The new kit will go on general release on August 15th and is available on pre-order through the FSC Shop soon. As pictured above, it’s the black kit which references the Manchester Bee.
David Blanch, the kit designer :
"All of the kits have a resonance in some way with both the club and the city. The away kit was partly inspired by the Manchester’ Bee’s industrious connotations and colour symbolism; which for me was power, strength and confodence."
"As with the home kit, colour balance is a really important factor. That said the away kit needed to look both bold and imposing. We chose to use the gold from the crest and use it at the shoulders to focus the upper body to open up the chest and define the upper torso. The rest of it is completely black. In relation to the black, this creates a completely different personality to the home shirt but both speak about the club’s heritage."