July 22 2020 – Mitchell Grimes
Nike have launched the 20/21 kits for Paris Saint-Germain which marks the clubs 50th anniversary through the use of their much celebrated Hechter stripe.
The single red stripe, imagined by former club president Daniel Hechter, is at the heart of PSG’s identity, featuring in many classic jerseys over the last 50 years.
The stripe first appeared in 1973, three years after the formation of the club. The 2020-21 home shirt draws inspiration from that historic early design, and features a thick vertical red stripe outlined in white against a blue background. In a further nod to the ’70s kits, there is an overlapping V-neck collar and ribbed trim on the sleeves.
The new away also makes use of the Hechter stripe, this time taking inspiration from the white kit from the1995-96 season when Les Parisiens captured their first major European title. The central red stripe is lined with royal blue, the true color of the city of Paris, and sits against white. A classic blue polo collar is fastened by two central buttons and sits above a club crest and an exclusive elevated Swoosh design.
“Together with the club we wanted to celebrate 50 years of football and fashion at PSG and that could only mean the return of a bold Hechter stripe,” says Scott Munson, VP, Nike Football Apparel. “The home kit is a tribute to the foundation of the club and the establishment of its unique style. The away brings back an iconic look from the mid-90s, when PSG made their mark in Europe and wore one of the most memorable jerseys of that era.”