Umbro turns 100 in 2024, with collaboration firmly standing as one of the pillars of the British sports brand’s history.

Back in the 50s, Umbro began working with leading sports experts to create the perfect garment. Over the years, groundbreaking designers have celebrated the Umbro essence, sometimes creating something completely unique in the industry, such as the collaboration with Paul Smith in 2002. This was the first time that a fashion and sports brand had come together on a clothing capsule, and in a way it started a style revolution that has been followed by many in today’s world, where collaborations between fashion and sport are a staple. The ongoing relationship between Umbro and Supreme is another sign of the brand’s devotion to collaboration.

To keep this legacy alive, Umbro has just launched an unconventional partnership with MSCHF, the Brooklyn-based art collective known for their provocative projects, such as the Astroboy-inspired Big Red Boots.

At the heart of the partnership are Umbro X MSCHF football shirts, shorts, socks and a football featuring a wave design as a distortion of the classic 32-panel hexagonal black and white football. The wave featured on all the items is actually inspired by the Wavy Baby sneaker launched by MSCHF in 2022, which led to a legal dispute with Vans. MSCHF’s V2.wav sneakers are here boldly re-launched on a pair of football boots.

The range is available on the MSCHF e-store, with prices ranging from $40 for the socks to $200 for the jersey and $245 for the wav.2 trainers.