A look at some of the new uniforms the WNBA and Nike have revealed for the season at come. © 2021 Nike, Inc.
In the WNBA era, the look of the league Aesthetically it wasn't actually that far from the NBA. The uniforms the teams themselves wore were pretty standard when it comes to basketball design: nickname or city name of the team was in the center of the chest, the numbers were centered below and the stripe patterns were visible.were consistent with what was popular in basketball at the time. time. The inaugural WNBA uniform set was pretty solid and served as a good foundation for the league from a visual identity standpoint.
Fast forward to the 2020 season and things had changed dramatically on that front. If you've activated a WNBA game at any time in the most recent seasons, seeing a team's nickname or city name on their uniform would have been a rarity. You certainly wouldn't have seen a number anywhere except on the back of the jersey, as these had been completely eliminated on the front of every jersey of every WNBA team. Instead, it became space for the most part, while the representation of team identity was relegated and the use of team colors on the uniforms themselves. .
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It was pretty obvious that all ideas or creativity were completely smothered in an effort to have most teams on similar models. The league had come a long way, b But it had strayed in several ways from its location in 1997 - especially when it came to the visual identities of each team.
As the league enters its 25th season, one of the biggest changes is going to be a return to form when it comes to uniforms. Today, each WNBA and Nike team NKE . While there is still a lot to be seen about uniforms in the current era of the inevitable and inevitable monetization of uniforms, every team's uniforms in the WNBA actually resemble the type of basketball uniforms. -ball that ar fans are used to seeing. In a statement from Nike, vice president of partnerships for the North American League, Sonja Hennig said, “In such an exciting time for women's basketball, Nike will offer more innovation and storytelling to players and bring closer more fans of the game. In other words, aesthetics have come back to the fore instead of models.
A look at the 12 WNBA teams and their new Explorer Edition uniforms © 2021 Nike, Inc.
Each team will have three uniforms and it is a similar system to the NBA for their current uniform rotation. White uniforms are coming back in the league for the first time since the 2015 season and they will return as the Heroine Edition uniform. Uniforms with a color base will be called Explorer Edition uniforms, while third-choice alternative uniforms have been dubbed uniforms Rebel Edition In comparison, the Heroine and Explorer uniforms are the version of the WNBA on the traditional white / gray uniform sets.e Association and Icon of the NBA. The Rebel uniforms seem to have skipped the "Declaration" phase of things entirely and went straight to the "Town" phase - meaning these uniforms are going to serve as a radical departure from the other two uniforms with an emphasis on local inspirations. .