The pattern of the Home jersey, which will be worn by our men’s women and youth teams, has been inspired by the famous mosaics located in the creative hub of Manchester’s Northern Quarter.
And it pays homage to a city brimming with football and creativity.
Art, industry, football, music, fashion, noise, and colour are all woven into Manchester’s DNA and the mosaics displayed are a celebration of our city’s proud and diverse culture.
The new Manchester City Home jersey features the mosaic pattern in classic City blue and white, with navy trim. The kit is completed with white shorts and light blue socks.
It’s both a fitting and timely combination.
Mosaics have also been an important part of Manchester City’s proud history, stretching back almost 100 years to when the original City mosaic first adorned the gates of our former Maine Road home.
Today, the mosaic tradition continues with many club legends having been immortalized as mosaic artworks at the City Football Academy, helping to inspire the next generation of players.
Mark Kennedy, the artist behind the moving mosaics of Manchester’s Northern Quarter as well as the iconic player artworks at the City Football Academy, said he was proud that his work had served as an inspiration for our new Home kit.
“When I began my journey as an artist, the Northern Quarter was a derelict area that I looked at and wanted to build up,” said Kennedy.
“I began creating Manchester icons using ceramic plates and tiles, integrating my own artistic style.
“My family and I have always been huge City fans, so I created artwork of the players too.
"Over time I was commissioned to create artwork for the club and the city of Manchester, so I feel very privileged to see PUMA use my art as inspiration for the new City Home jersey.”
The new Home kit is available from PUMA.com, ManCity.com and in stores around the world, including the CityStore at the Etihad Stadium which is open today from 10am to 6pm.
City will wear our new Home kit for the first time in Saturday’s FA Cup semi-final against Arsenal at Wembley.