You Can’t Rise Unless You Lift Others Up With You.

Romance FC is a creative football collective who play in and around Hackney, East London. Founded in 2012, the team is an open minded mix of talent. On the pitch, they are stern defenders and shrewd attackers. Off the pitch, they are filmmakers, Dj’s, coders and artists – producing events, getting creative and showing love. <3

Spending many evenings under the East London skies in Hackney Downs Park, we pay homage to a place that’s close to our hearts. A fresh take on classic geometric abstractions, soft ombré with the sharpness of interlocking teeth; this jersey is for those with lots to say and games to play. Captured lovingly by Jade Danielle Smith &  SSS.

Since the very beginning of Romance FC’s journey, founder Trisha Lewis has envisioned producing a bespoke kit for the team. Now in collaboration with Nike Football, we’ve created a bold, visual kit that represents the teams spirit – lead by designer/defender, Aimee Capstick.

Video by Natalia Stuyk & Music Moяoka.

The pattern used for the new kit, took inspiration from classic football shirts of the 80s & 90s. By alluding to designs of these eras, the angular jagged shapes and smooth colour gradients add a dynamic texture to the shirts.

The kit has been designed with a custom font for the numbers. As the largest typographic element, we wanted to mix the sharp interconnecting shapes of the pattern with something bold and modernist. Using a circle as the basis for most of the numbers, we were able to create a sense of movement and interconnection, plus a visual style we think represents our personality as a team.

From The Pitch To The Street