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Chelsea Champions of Europe kit

Inspiration Mood Board

On our road to Munich and becoming Champions of Europe, we had to beat seven teams to do it. It was a fairytale season and 19 May 2012 is the greatest night in the history of the Chelsea Football Club. I want to create a kit that commemorates this journey.

Given there is limited time for research, I think this is a good choice for my project as things are still fresh in my mind.

BAYER LEVERKUSEN

GENK

VALENCIA

NAPOLI (I saw us overcome a 3-1 first leg deficit from the Shed End. It was my first European night and I will never forget how brave our team was. The passion and never-give-up attitude of the players were significant in this tie.

BENFICA

BARCELONA (I was at the home leg, money well spent... overall it was payback for 2009)

BAYERN MUNCHEN

I think this kit should be made into an away kit as much of our glory happened away from Stamford Bridge. The away support has been phenomenal throughout the tournament so creating a commemorative away kit pays homage to that. Champions League matches all happen at the night so I think black would make a great base colour for it.

More to come... 

More imagery for inspiration:

Design Phase

Early Designs

Originally I wanted to do kit with black as base, silver three strips/logos/crest. But then I toyed around with white and some yellow (thanks to fellow student's comment)... I am not sure if the trophy shaped panel is putting too much emphasis on the Champions League trophy.

I need to show the side panel on its own as well. Need to figure out how to do that. Although I'm starting to think the colours are too distracting and it may not be a good idea to include other club's colours on a Chelsea shirt. I'm not sure what others would think. 

Refining the last option a bit to see if it can tell the story I want it to tell

Trying out different sponsor options. I think the Galaxy brand is actually quite suitable for this kit. Time to get some sleep... zzz

GK Kit

I am a goalkeeper myself and I love crazy GK kits. However, I didn't go too crazy here. I'm using the same template since it is a uniform, I think that is the right thing to do. Of course the demands of a goalkeeper body is different from an outfield player and therefore the mesh panels, ventilation and all the technical details ought to be different.  That is something I still have very little knowledge about. Hopefully I will learn more about garment construction and high performance fabrics later.

Still so much more works needs to be done. The crest needs work. The name and number should not be stock font (using Myriad Pro here for now). More refinement to come. Fellow classmates, if you're browsing, please let me know what you think.

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