Xenith and Huncho Elite 7v7 teamed up for the 2023 season, and once again collaborated on custom uniform kits for the team to wear during their non-tackle tournaments. In this article, we’ll take a closer look at some of the details behind the design of Huncho Elite's custom "Forever TAKEOFF" 7v7 uniforms, as well as talk more about where the inspiration for the designs came from.
Behind the Design
When our product design team initially huddled with Huncho Elite and Head Coach Maurice “Parlae” Gleaton to discuss inspiration for this uniform design, it became clear very quickly this was going to be much bigger than just another football uniform. After paying homage to Migos' breakthrough single - Versace - with last year’s uniforms, Coach Parlae had the idea this season to create a special design commemorating TakeOff, who we tragically lost late last year.
With Coach Parlae's creative ideas in mind, Xenith’s product design team went to work on some sketches for the uniforms. By taking inspiration from TakeOff’s “Last Rocket” album artwork, the team’s custom 7v7 uniforms feature a galaxy/space theme that also ties TakeOff’s rocket into the design.
“We created a unique repeat pattern to commemorate TakeOff, featuring a galaxy theme with the moon, stars, and space clouds,” said Bailey Boyd of Xenith’s Product Development Team, who spearheaded the design illustrations and uniform creation. “The design also incorporates some of TakeOff's lyrics and bars from popular songs that relate to playing sports and football, such as “Lead the Way,” “When it comes to the Gang Gang we can’t lose,” “Put your mind on it, must defeat my opponent,” and “RIP TakeOff,”" Boyd explained.
Check out photos of the custom "Forever TAKEOFF" uniform kits on our Instagram page, and follow Huncho Elite 7v7 on social media to see the team in action on the field this season.