New Dutch national football away kit unveiled
The Royal Netherlands Football Association (KNVB) and Nike have revealed the new away kit for the Dutch national football team in celebration of the Dutch style of play, KNVB press release states. The association says that the new kit combines the evocative Dutch national colours and a design that captures the "exhilarating speed of their football." Known for their attacks and quick style of play, Oranje's new kit is meant to represent speed, movement and energy. The classic Dutch colours orange and white are still present but with new graphics.
Wim Crouwel, Dutch graphic designer and typographer, created a special font for the names and numbers on the new kit with a distinct retro approach. The enlarged lion continues to symbolize Dutch football values of simplicity, honour and unity, the KNVB says. "This is a beautiful looking kit, really fresh but classic, and represents the Dutch spirit. When I put it on, I feel inspired to play well for my country, the team and the fans," right back Gregory van der Wiel says. The team will begin using the new kit over the 2015/2016 period.