2013/2014 Olympique Marseille adidas Jerseys: symbolism, innovation and history

Designs combine symbolism, innovation and history

Olympique de Marseille and adidas have just launched the new jerseys for the upcoming 2013-2014 season. These excellent designs combine symbolism, innovation and history for a striking image for what is sure to be one of the highlights of adidas’ 2013/2014 club collection.

The new home kit follows the club’s tradition, in a simple all white jersey with light blue details for a simple yet polished look. The club crest is surrounded by a laurel wreath, a symbol that represents the founders of the City of Marseille, the Phoenicians.

The star of the show is the new maillot extérieure made with an effect that resembles a pair of blue jeans! The inspiration of this design is said to be the blue jeans status as a piece of clothing worn by everybody, despite age, sex and economic status, a parallelism for L’OM  “ADN” as a club. Apart from the club’s badge and sponsor logos in white, the jersey includes contrast stitching and a fake pocket with the club’s initial, all inspired in the unique look of denim.

The third jersey, which will be worn mainly during European matches, is inspired in the 20th Anniversary of the 1993 Champions League title. The front graphic includes a star-like pattern that represents the achievement, while the logos and the three stripes on the sleeves are silver to match the color of the classic UCL Trophy. Finally, the message "May 26, 1993, OM forever in history" is written inside the collar.

How would you rate the new Marseille 2013/2014 Collection? Did you like the “Jean style” away jersey?