Umbro x Mel D. Cole 2018 collab
Umbro x Mel D. Cole 2018 collaboration
Bringing football beats to a hip hop backdrop, Umbro have teamed up with New York photographer Mel D Cole for their latest release - The Mel D. Cole Metropolis Soccer League Collection.
Bringing some grit to the game, the collection consists of four jerseys and five hats and looks to celebrate the everyday fixtures of New York life, from Real Bodega FC’s incorporation of iconic quarter snacks to Queens Kings United F.C.’s Big Mama’s Chicken Shack sponsor. Big shapes, a serious cut and tailored typography - the shirts are a diverse offering while football smashes into NY street fashion.
Anyone remotely familiar with New York City’s Hip Hop scene in the past decade (think SOB’s and Santos Party House) has undoubtedly come across the work of Mel D. Cole.
The tenured photographer — known for his spectacular black and white snapshots of all things Hip Hop adjacent culture — recently collaborated with Umbro for The Mel D. Cole Metropolis Soccer League Collection. The new collection splices NYC folklore with pro fútbol for a total of four jerseys and snapback caps that include to Queens Kings United F.C.’s pairing with Big Mama’s Chicken Shack sponsor and Real Bodega FC paying homage to its iconic quarter snacks.