Jules Kounde's Makes an Entrance with Custom Japan x Nigo Shirt

In the realm where football meets fashion, Jules Kounde continually sets the bar for pre-match style, and his recent entrance at Estadi Olimpic Lluis Companys was no exception. He graced the stadium in a custom Nigo x adidas Japan third jersey, an exquisite creation by the talented Diana Al Shammari, affectionately known as The Football Gal.

Diana Al Shammari, celebrated for her exceptional skill in elevating football shirts, adds her unique touch to these jerseys, transforming them into veritable works of art with exquisite embroidered floral designs. One such masterpiece is the Japan x NIGO shirt, initially released in October 2022, which Al Shammari meticulously customized earlier this year. This eye-catching piece of art has won the hearts of many.


Kounde's choice of attire didn't go unnoticed as he confidently strode into Estadi Olimpic Lluis Companys before Barcelona's thrilling 3-2 victory against Celta Vigo. The collaboration between Nigo, a fashion visionary, and the iconic Japanese national team's jersey was already a hit among football enthusiasts. However, with Diana Al Shammari's creative brilliance, the shirt became a true fashion statement, captivating every football fashionista.

While Kounde's choice in football attire raised some eyebrows among Barcelona fans, given the team's Nike affiliation, it's clear that his style transcends brand boundaries. The special edition Japan x Nigo shirt, inspired by traditional Japanese culture and craftsmanship, drew him in with its minimalistic and classical design. The combination of pale mauve and fresh green pays homage to the symbolic colors of cherry blossoms and the beloved seasonal confectionery, "Sakuramochi." Such attention to detail reflects Kounde's deep appreciation for Japan's rich cultural heritage.

To infuse more of Japan's essence into this ensemble, designer Shammari, who drew inspiration from broader Japanese culture, particularly during the spring season, symbolizing new beginnings. The square patterns adorning the back of the shirt pay tribute to a traditional Japanese embroidery technique known as Sashiko. Originally used during the Edo period (1603-1868) to strengthen and mend clothing, Sashiko adds an authentic touch to Kounde's ensemble.

Kounde's choice introduces the world of football fashion to the captivating technique of Sashiko, a fusion of traditional artistry and modern style. Now, you have the chance to incorporate this unique trend into your wardrobe with these exquisite pieces, which are being restocked for a limited time only. Whether you're a devoted football fan or a fashion enthusiast, these garments are poised to elevate your style game, both on and off the pitch.


Diana Al Shammari's work is a testament to her remarkable talent and passion. She is a rising star in the world of football fashion. Follow her on social media to stay updated on her latest designs, collaborations, and style inspirations. Embrace the Sashiko trend and let your fashion sense soar to new heights. Don't wait; seize the opportunity to own a one-of-a-kind piece that merges the worlds of football and fashion beautifully. You won't regret it.


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