A wonderful year of football culture is nearly concluded and we head into a new year, and a new decade. Throughout 2019, we've seen a massive growth in the culture with it infiltrating the mainstream more and a lot more people joining the revolution. Below is some of the highlights from the year.
GUERRILLA FC - HOMME EVENT
A delightful curation of culture all in one place with art and photo installations, fresh gear and two live events across a two week period.
CITY BOYS X GUERRILLA FC
A collaboration between Japanese brand City Boys FC and DC-based Guerrilla seen a collection of pieces focusing on the guy who it always is: Mario Balotelli.
95 YEARS OF UMBRO: MUNDIAL X CFS
95 years of one of the most iconic brands in the game, Mundial and Classic Football Shirts told the brand's story through an event titled '95' hosted in Manchester.
NIVELCRACK LAUNCH STORE
This was a massive moment for the brand, and for the culture when South Korean brand Nivelcrack launched their physical store in Seoul. A cultural hub of creativity within the game.
NIVELCRACK X UMBRO
A collection between two wonderful brands who consistently created dope stuff throughout the year and this was no different.
COPA90 CLUBHOUSE: WOMEN'S WORLD CUP 2019
This cultural hub ran throughout the Women's World Cup in the summer showcasing events, games and more. Even Ada Hegerberg dropped in during it.
INTERNATIONAL WOMEN FOOTBALL EXPERIENCE
Calcetto Eleganza, Season Zine, Cacahuetes Sluts and GoalDiggers FC hosted a 2-day event celebrating the launch of Calcetto's women's team as well as women's football in general.
JUMPERS FOR GOALPOSTS EVENT
The first of its kind. A place where the culture came together and celebrated all it had to offer.
GOLASO 'INTERNAZIONALE' TEE
A t-shirt collection celebrating the wonderful global culture this game has. #oneworldonegame
CHINATOWN INVITATIONAL 2019
Stone Island hosted another Chinatown Invitational Tournament in the big apple; NYC. It featured their own team alongside Soho Warriors FC, Chinatown Soccer Club and the Ringleaders.
PALACE X JUVENTUS
Two gargantuan sub-cultures colliding? Yes, please. Skate and football came together for one of the biggest collabs we've seen in the culture.
BLED FC: SS, FW & SISTERHOOD SHIRTS
A trio of beautiful shirts was released by BledFC, each offering a similar template with their own vibrant aesthetic. Vibes.
THE JOURNEYMAN BY RINGLEADERS
After their first shoe 5 years ago, Ringleaders dropped this pair with a bang. A wonderful white number that got us all very excited.
A Death at the Derby series which focused on derbies from around the world as well as a couple albums focusing on Argentina, Cousin Feo dropped banger after banger. Oh, and the artwork was incredible.
KILLAVILLA DROP THE ICE CREAM SHIRTS
It certainly wasn't cold when Killa Villa dropped these because they brought the heat. Just look at them.
FC NOT ALONE X CALM WORLD CUP
A tournament focusing on raising money for CALM and awareness of mental health issues in society. A dedicated and wonderful movement.
UMBRO'S MANCHESTER MURAL
Just fucking look at it.
PRANE PARIS' 'FENOMENO' COLLECTION
A collection celebrating the stupendous 'Il Fenomeno'. Probably one of the greatest players ever paid homage to with this sick collection of pieces by Prane.