Atl'tico Makes A Splash And Barcelona Goes Criss-Cross In Daring New Kits

Fans of Atltico Madrid will hope that a new design partner the team to win a second consecutive La Liga... [+] title. NurPhoto via Getty ImagesNew seasons bring renewed excitement and hope, as well as new kits. A look at the designs of some La Liga clubs shows that there is a catchy campaign in store, both for soccer and for shirts in Spain's top division.Today marks 75 years since Atltico Madrid, the club's current title, launched its first-team design. Although the classic red and white lines are still there, this new design has a unique, paint-splash aesthetic that is more artistic than previous releases. Three weeks after Barcelona released a bold design, the long-awaited unveiling is finally happening.If they decide to stay, Luis Surez will wear the product after they return from international duty. Marcos PauloAtlticos Brazilian forward Marcos PauloAtlticos summer signing may also happen, should Diego Simeone offer the opportunity. Rodrigo de Paul is currently representing Argentina at Copa America and is near to signing (Spanish). He will likely compete wearing the new outfit.Barcelona is a great example of how two colors can be combined. Ask the men who designed its kits.The traditional blue and red stripes have been the norm. The Blaugrana has experimented with a variety of styles in recent seasons. They have opted for thinner lines and thicker lines and a checkerboard design that resembles Croatia's national team. Next season, they will be offering something even more striking. According to Nike, the new design is entirely made from recycled polyester fabric and features varying lines as well as a distinctive cross.Given his status as a free agent, it remains to be seen if Lionel Messian, the ever-present wearer all versions for over two decades, will wear the latest bold introduction. Sergio Agero and Eric Garca are new additions, as well as Memphis Depay.Both the women's and men's team players will wear this strip. Joan Laporta, club president, is pictured here. Anadolu Agency via Getty ImagesBarcelona's latest home shirt is one of the most dynamic. This shirt is unlike any other. It reflects the club crest, with its vertical lines and St Georges crossclearly visible in the top-left corner of every badge for more than a century. Last season, players wore a plain, striped version. They will try to dethrone Atltico this season with bold, mixed chests.Other designers will be sporting unexpected apparel next season. Sevilla is one of the exceptions to the rule, opting instead for thin, vertical stripes in red and white. The Andalusians used to prefer a plain white with red accents elsewhere. This choice has helped the club win six Europa League trophies.These changes may not be to everyone's taste. It is impossible to please everyone, as shown by the strong social media reactions of Barcelona fans. Atlticos main competitor Real Madrid, however, played it safe and adorned its dominant white with subtle blue and gold trim. A sacred white canvas offers little room for creativity.Designers are often caught in a battle between the new and old. Some Atltico fans may be slightly surprised to see thicker blocks in color on the home kits, but the club wanted a white middle column to match its first model.The new creations will be on display for the very first time in August. Rayo Vallecano (playoff victor) is one of the promoted teams. After a two year absence, Rayo Vallecano's diagonal slash red-on-white returns to the top table.Despite all the changes, certain things don't change.