Designed by Japanese revolutionary and long term adidas collaborator Yohji Yamamoto the new all-black Real Madrid third shirt will be worn in this season's UEFA Champions League by the current holders.
In Yohji Yamamoto adidas have brought together a global design legend with one of the biggest football clubs in the world. Yamamoto is known for his work with the adidas Y3 label as well as his work on limited edition F50 designs including the new Yamamoto adizero f50. Now he's collaborated with Real Madrid to create a shirt that focuses on greatness and determination. Both elements are represented by two mythical beasts which originate from the Eastern culture and are interlaced on the front.
The "Dragon King" symbolizes the greatness, glory and power of the club, whilst the "Dragon Bird", an animal that is able to relive in the most hostile situations, represents the clubs resistance, determination and agility on its way to the victory. Got that? Good.
Following the design of the home and away kits, the black shirt is crowned by a mao type collar, a two-colour crest and the signature of the Japanese designer. Only 1500 special edition collaboration shirts will be available from selected retailers worldwide and will come in an exclusive packaging (1200 PCS in handmade commemorative box and 300 PCS with an exclusive dragon egg packaging). The exclusive jerseys themselves bear the Yohji Yamamoto's personal signature and the number 3 representing the iconic three stripes of adidas.
The Yohji Yamamoto designed Real Madrid third kit will be worn by the team on pitch in the new UEFA Champions League season and is available from August 26th.