Nigeria's World Cup Kits Are Up for a Major Design Award
The popular Nike jerseys have been shortlisted for the Beazley Design of the Year Award.
Though Nigeria didn't make it as far as everyone would have hoped in the 2018 World Cup, the Super Eagle's green and white chevron jerseys were huge winners.
The massive hype around Nike's Nigerian kits was unprecedented, with the kits selling out within hours online and scores of people in international cities lining up at Nike stores to get their hands on the uniquely designed kits. They are easily the most popular World Cup kit since most of us can remember, and the global fashion industry has certainly taken notice.
The kit has been nominated for one of design's most prestigious awards: the Beazley Design of the Year Award run by the London Design Museum—an annual exhibit and award dedicated to "revealing the most innovative designs of the year," reports Hypebeast.
The nominees span six different categories including products, transport, graphics, fashion, digital and architecture, reports HNHH. There are 87 nominees total, and the list also includes Rihanna's game-changing Fenty Beauty Line and the costume designs in Black Panther.
All of the nominated designs will be on display at the London Design Museum and an overall winner as well as a winner from each of the six categories will be announced on November 18.
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