Sportswear product and graphic designer Emre Gultekin has published another “Nike proposal” concept range, this time for the Netherlands.
Stated in the smallprint as being created in November 2018, the AW20 collection (with the upcoming 2020-21 season in mind), takes significant inspiration from various attributes of this particular “low country”. On the Home shirt, there is a stylised representation of the Netherlands’ geographical shape, with black the secondary colour, and the navy Away - complementing the Home to the extent that the two kits share the same black shorts - has a pattern inspired by the structure of the Dutch national flower, the tulip.
On a structural, generic level, the “Nike” aspects to the playing shirts include ventilation in-keeping with the appearance of the performance technology on recent releases from the American sportswear giant.
Perhaps most interesting are the warm-up t-shirts - which could feasibly be confused with match shirts, such is the trend with these elaborate pre-match items today - which feature an intricate wireframe design. This styling also appeared on Emre’s Internazionale designs we focussed on recently, and is an approach actually employed by Nike on Canada’s newly-released Home shirt. Where Nike fittingly depicted maple leaves on the North American side’s shirt, Emre has demonstrated the potential for a wireframe lion on the “Holland” apparel, as a reference to the national emblem and the branding of the KNVB national association.