The Washington Huskies football team has revealed their new line of uniforms after the athletic department made the switch from Nike to adidas. The team’s new look is influenced by the classic jersey design from the Coach Don James era, and pays homage to the Huskies’ undefeated 1991 Rose Bowl season.
The numbers on the jersey of the new uniforms feature an “Angle of Pursuit” theme that was inspired by the angles of the university’s “W” logo. Located on the corners of each number are the angles and lines from the school’s crest and are meant to represent the relentless pursuit towards greatness that all Husky athletes embrace. Within the numbers we see a tonal rain pattern that gives a nod to the Pacific Northwest’s wet and rainy weather. On the sleeves there are three stripes that are left open in reference to the athlete’s never-ending strive for greatness and room for growth. The Three purple shoulder stripes use an iridescent, dimensional film within the fabric to give the look and feel of a king’s velvet robe.
“As we look to the future, we wanted to infuse subtle, yet premium details that would connect the entire University of Washington community. These creative storytelling elements became the 'Angle of Pursuit' direction behind our design, and this new theme highlights the iconic W, what it means to be a Husky athlete and the next chapter of UW football.” - Todd Rolak, Sr. Design Director for adidas