Clement’s concepts have a wonderful consistency to them, and it all starts with the particular mockup that each shirt is decked out on. It may seem like a small thing, but too often good designs are wasted on a sub-par mockup whereas Saintetixx’s designs, by contrast, are elevated each time by the way they’re presented.
But of course, the mockup is only the start of the story. From a design perspective, Saintetixx is a master at creating kits which have a high level of class.
Bolder, crazier designs are very much still in his locker but for me, it’s the understated kits that shine brightest. A classic example is a recent concept design for Clement’s native France. There’s nothing busy about the look, but we are instead treated to a thoughtful aesthetic which blends ideas from a variety of previous France kits, creating a masterful finished piece.
I also really enjoyed a series of kits celebrating French National Day, where Ligue 1 teams were given the blue, white and red treatment with Nike designs that resemble the brands best kits of the 90s. There are glorious sleeve patterns everywhere and it’s everything I like in a good shirt.
Last but not least is Clement's Chelsea x Nike collection. I've enjoyed a lot of what Nike has brought to the table for Chelsea, but Saintetixx's take is stunning and in many ways better than the real thing.