PHOTOS: Northwestern unveils new Under Armour uniforms

Northwestern has been teasing the release of their new Under Armour uniforms for most of the offseason, and the school has finally released the first promotional photos of the threads.

The Wildcats will debut the new look on Sept. 1 for the 2012 season-opener against Syracuse in the Carrier Dome.  The fans at Ryan Field will get to see the home uniforms for the first time the following week when Vanderbilt comes to town.

Northwestern's athletic department and Under Armour teamed up to develop a modern design that fit the school's identity.  An explanation of the heavily featured stripe, along with other design details, was included in the school's release.

The new Northwestern uniforms reflect a fusion of innovation and tradition, providing players with state-of-the-art technology while celebrating the University's football heritage. The focal point of the jersey is a prominent stripe, a symbol of the University's football legacy that recognizes the school as the originator of this design element. Known throughout the football community as the "Northwestern Stripe," this feature will be integrated throughout the entire athletic program, ensuring that each of the 19 sports teams has a unique look but is united by a common thread.

The uniforms incorporate a unique design aesthetic, taking inspiration from the different elements of the Northwestern campus, including the gothic-style architecture and intricate stonework. These details are strategically woven into the uniform through the font style and numeral design, adding intricate details to the prominent Northwestern stipe across the jersey. The uniforms will be complete with baselayer, gloves and footwear that all coordinate with the home and away uniforms.

Check out the video below describing the influences from around campus the designers put into the uniform, courtesy of NU Athletics.

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