MEYBA X YMC
Since its inception in the 1940s, Meyba has gone on to become one of the most iconic sportswear brands ever associated with the beautiful game. Supplying many of Spain’s top-flight clubs, beginning in 1981, the shirt makers started a decade long spell with FC Barcelona. This included the club’s Maradona era, as well as Barcelona legend Johann Cruyff’s return as the club’s manager. Amongst his now famous ‘Dream Team’, players such as Ronald Koeman, Michael Laudrup and a young Pep Guardiola all wore Meyba shirts.
Working closely with sportswear aficionado and Meyba’s creative director, Neal Heard, YMC has designed two special-edition shirts that celebrate the true spirit of football – camaraderie, passion and style.
“How could I turn down the opportunity to collaborate with Neal Heard and the legendary Meyba? Not only a close friend, Neal also shares my love Newport County football club. Hardly Barcelona, I know, but the club is in my blood. My great-grandfather, Bert Moss, founded the Welsh side back in 1912, for which I will forever feel both proud and grateful.” Fraser Moss, Creative Director, YMC.
Of the collaboration, Neal Heard added, “After a few years away, Meyba is back in football. And with a dedicated fashion range, too. So, to celebrate, we chose to work with a few of our good friends – and some brands we admire. Top of that list lies You Must Create. Not only a brand we watch with envy, but one run by close pals. YMC’s creative director, Fraser Moss, is not only a lifelong mate but also someone who has as much love for football as we do. So working together provided the perfect opportunity to unite his passion for football and clothes.”
A traditional, cotton style with ’70s styling – in Barcelona blue and garnet – pays tribute to the mighty Johann Cruyff; his player number ‘9’ on the back. A pink, tie-dye version acknowledges modern-day performance fabrics, with a YMC sponsor logo emblazoned across the chest and YMC club crest. And the’ 96′ design on the back celebrates the year of YMC’s launch.
Photography – Solar MTP