After releasing lucha libre-inspired third kits for the Liga MX teams it outfits last year, manufacturer Charly is drawing on a different Mexican tradition for this year’s set.
The company unveiled third kits for the six Liga MX teams in its portfolio — León, Atlas, Santos Laguna, Pachuca, Querétaro and Tijuana — on Wednesday, December 7. They were designed in partnership with Mexican artists Jacobo and María Ángeles, who are based in the state of Oaxaca and specialize in alebrije figures — hand-carved, brightly colored folk art sculptures of mythical creatures.
Each shirt features a representation of the club in the Ángeles’ alebrije style. One side of each shirt typically features a muted, tonal design, while the other side has the same design in fuller, brighter colors, but there are some variations.
“When two concepts fuse together… amazing things can happen. We know Mexico is color, happiness, dreams, and fantasy. That is why we have partnered with two extremely talented artists: Jacobo & María Ángeles, master artisans whose lives are dedicated to creating marvelous pieces of carved art that bring all those concepts together, and accurately represent the vastness and beauty of the country. Fantastic shapes, mythic forms, and spiritual beings take us to a dream world, and our love and passion for soccer have been fused in textures and elements that show the identity of each one of our teams. Strong personality and character printed as a tattoo. Made with textures and colors that represent the full history of the team.”
The shirts will be worn during the clausura, or second half, of the Liga MX season when it kicks off on Friday, January 6.
“A fascinating jersey that showcases the fantasy, culture, and passion on the field. As a representative design that cannot be missed, the iconic lion, which is the essence and identity of La Fiera; is designed with lines and silhouettes that shape the mane and head to make it truly imposing. A jersey so full of colors, strokes, and silhouettes that give a dynamic, modern, yet magical and timeless look.”
“A jersey that has a unique design, and on which the iconic and mighty Zorro (fox), the identity of the Rojinegros, is shaped on the torso with an exceptional technique that combines design and highlights that in return gives a strong visual effect. A jersey full of colors, body, and magic that is perfect to wear both in and out of the playfield.”
CLUB SANTOS LAGUNA
“Strength and bravery brave are the inspirations of Santos Especial Edition Third Jersey for Men 22/23, a jersey that features an Apache with an imposing headdress, along with two crossed arrows and wonderful colors. Everything is drawn with elegant shapes and gracious lines that form a warrior and everything that being one encompass Intelligence, strength, and passion. Qualities that define Albiverdes both in-game and outside of the field.”
CLUB DE FÚTBOL PACHUCA
“Art, passion and tradition complement the love for the colors of the current CHAMPION: Tuzos! This is the inspiration for the new Pachuca Third Jersey for Men 22/23. A design that aims to fully represent the essence of a team with more than 130 years of history, and its always loyal fans.”
“Tenacity, strength, and presence are represented in silhouettes full of art that are part of an imposing plumage. This is the inspiration for the new Querétaro Third Jersey for Men 22/23, which has a characteristic design that represents the attributes and essence of their symbolic rooster through organic forms and shapes that, along with the combination of colors that represent passion and tradition, form a unique jersey that shows all the pride and honor of the Gallos.”
CLUB TIJUANA XOLOITZCUINTLES DE CALIENTE
“Vibrant colors, shapes, and details that can transmit our culture and roots to the world embody the new Xolos Special Edition Third Jersey for Men 22/23. A fantastic [design] that reflects strength, character, and centuries of Mexican history. Its colors show the passion and bravery of the Xoloitzcuintle, as well as the textures, and shapes that embody the jersey.”
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