10 of the brightest sports Forms 2012 Olympics
"Union Jack" on the form of the British, the Australians Kangaroo, Pegasus and Griffin Russians, clothes from Bob Marley's daughter for athletes from Jamaica and other original costumes Olympians.
The main sporting event every four years is not without fashion shows. The role models are the athletes, as well as presents a collection of - their Olympic form.
For the first time the uniform idea was proposed at the Olympic Games in 1936 in Berlin, and after the war, this rule was enshrined in the Olympic Charter. In the West, sew shape athletes often given the famous fashion designer, and in the USSR Olympic clothing developed in the All-Union House of models. Over time Olympic uniforms were divided into three categories: the front, and the daily competition. Not all teams have discovered the secret of its Olympic clothing.
Forbes magazine has made a review of 10 of the brightest sports forms of the participating countries of the 2012 Olympics. In one set of clothes may include dozens of objects.
Gold Kangaroo from Australia
The green and gold - the national colors of Australia. That they chose designers who designed the Olympic form for Australian athletes. clothing presentation took place in May 2012, and as the main model and part-time designer shapes made threefold Olympic champion Libby Trickett swimming. In London from Australia, a delegation of more than 400 athletes. At the opening ceremony of the Games will be women in skirts, and men - in the classic white trousers. And both those and others on the pocket of a jacket will show off two kangaroos, embroidered with gold thread. The only one who refuses to try the Olympic form, can become the champion of Australia Shotgun Mark Russell. The athlete lost a bet and had to promise that there will be at the Olympic Stadium in London in a swimsuit-Mancini.
Patches and patch from Canada
The oldest commercial corporation in North America, founded in 1670, was reiterated by the supplier of the Olympic form for Canadian athletes. Outfitting athletes from the Hudson Bay Company was provided in advance at the end of last year. The Olympic kit included 31 items of clothing - including other denim jacket and a warm jacket with a hood, which can be very useful to Canadian athletes in London. Also, a special series of stripes and patches developed for the London outfit, which is famous brand of Hudson Bay. And of course, the Olympic clothing is not without its image of a maple leaf. Opinions as to the form of athletes, the price of each item which ranges from $ 15 to $ 100, had split. Some believe that the clothes turned out too easy, while others accuse the colorful patches in pretentiousness.
The red top, white bottom of China
Red - the color of victory. It became the base for the shape of the Chinese Olympic team, which goes to the Olympic Games in London in the status of the main favorite. At the opening ceremony of the Olympic Games athletes from the PRC will be held in the laconic along with a red top and white bottom, but at the start of the competition will be released in costumes with dragon. The prototype was an ancient pattern image dating back over 8,000 years. According to the lunar calendar 2012 - year of the dragon, and the designers are confident that this will bring good luck symbol of the Chinese athletes. Particular attention was paid to the selection of fabrics for the form. Equipment is waterproof, which is important for London's capricious weather, but it allows the skin to breathe. The design of the form of the Chinese team's designers worked almost eighteen months, and the final version was approved by the State Department of Affairs of physical culture and sports of China.
Geometric patterns from Estonia
Athletes from Estonia infrequently climb the Olympic podium, but they do it always bright and noticeable physical shape. On the last four Olympics Estonian athletes wear honored with the attention and praise of journalists, participants and guests of the Games. The front and daily form for a trip to London for the already established tradition has developed "home" brand Monton. The inspiration to create the Olympic collection for the designer Kira Kivar steel patterns and geometric ornaments, traditional clothing to residents of Kihnu, as the main colors of costumes steel blue, white, silver and orange. In the development of the Olympic form of high technology, and do not forget about the environment have been involved: jogging suits sprinters are made from recycled materials, and shoes for runners managed to make 19% lighter than usual.
Retro from Spain
The Spanish athletes have not been able to participate in the opening ceremony of the Olympics and go to their first starts, and around their Olympic form already scandal. Many officials and Spanish designers were unhappy with the design of sportswear and unpatriotic choice of its manufacturer, a role which made the brand Bosco Sport. The contract between the Spanish Olympic Committee and the Russian fashion house was made on a pro bono basis. For Bosco it was an opportunity to enter the international market, and to Spain -. Save during the European crisis around € 8 million for the Spanish Olympic form was chosen retrostil 1980s, and the primary colors of equipment became red, yellow and blue. In addition, the front and casual wear athletes bloom patterns that reminded many ornamental outfits Russian Olympians.
Gryphon and Pegasus from Russia
Olympic form in which the Games in London will go to the Russian athletes, "declassified" in early summer. Clothes for Olympians nine years designing and sewing fashion house Bosco, and this time was no exception. Colors fitness - red and white - have remained the same, but changed drawing equipment. At this time, the designers decided to abandon the image of the Firebird, but in traditional Russian patterns encrypted letters R and the U, stylized fairy-tale characters - Gryphon and Pegasus. Outfitting The package includes more than 60 items, among which there is even a shower slippers. As for the dress uniform, the opening day of the Games on the Russian athletes will be summer suit color national tricolor and straw hats.
Luggage Armani from Italy
Dress up for the Italian Olympic Games in London entrusted to one of the most influential people in the world of fashion - designer Giorgio Armani. Prior to this, the designer has already had experience of creating clothing for athletes. That he is the mold design football club "Inter" and "Chelsea". This time Armani has developed a capsule collection of sports EA7 Olympics, which consists of 50 items and includes not only the front and training clothes, but even suitcases. The main colors shaped steel dark blue and white. Incidentally, in the equipment of this range of Italian Olympians have dressed in the 1970s. It is interesting that on the inside of the clothes from the collection of EA7 Olympics written the first line of the Italian national anthem. It should also be noted that by equipping the Italian Olympians a hand and designer Miuccia Prada: she developed a form for Italian sailors.
Chinese consumer goods from the United States
American athletes will arrive in London outfit from Ralph Lauren. Fashion is not just working on the image of American Olympians - before the Games in Beijing in 2008 and the Winter Olympics 2010 in Vancouver. At this time, Ralph Lauren decided to draw inspiration from the past and to create sportswear collection was guided by the clothes of American Olympians in 1948 - then the game also took place in London. The result was a collection of vintage to adapt to the modern model of 1930-1940-ies. The main colors of the form became dark blue, white and red. The sets of clothes US athletes was a place fleece jackets, polo shirts and hats, bags and even glasses and towels. shape design like almost everyone in the United States, but the fact that an order for the production thereof placed in China, caused a storm of indignation, including in the Senate and Congress.
"Union Jack" from the UK
British athletes, for whom the game in London will be home, prepare for them carefully. And along with them - and designer Stella McCartney, who in the past two years, in cooperation with the Adidas brand developed for English athletes. When creating a form, the primary colors of which were blue, turquoise and white, McCartney focused on the symbolism of the flag of the United Kingdom - the famous "Union Jack". It was his outlines are present on each garment athletes. True, a scandal erupted around the graphic design of equipment. The designer was attacked by the British patriots who are offended by a minimum presence in the form of red color - the main in the flag of England.
from the daughter Clothing Bob Marley from Jamaica
In 2011, the company Puma, the main sponsor of the Jamaican team sweatshirts, choose a designer outfit local athletes daughter of Bob Marley - Sidellu. After all, on the idea of the Olympic Committee of the country, the image of the Jamaican athletes should consider one of the honorary natives of the island. Both the Sidella admitted inspiration for creating the Olympic form for it was the music and culture of Jamaica 1970-1980-ies. Designer and addressed to the African roots of his country. Style collection Sidelly Marley, the basic colors of which were yellow, green and black, can be described as sporty casual. In the wardrobe of the Jamaican Olympic was a place dresses, skirts and flared tunic. By the way, at the presentation of the collection as a model made by the fastest man on the planet - the Jamaican runner Usain Bolt.