Is Stella McCartney Set To Design Team GB Olympic Kits For Rio 2016?

23 July 2014 by

London 2012 will always make us think of Beckham in a boat, Mo Farah doing the Mobot and Jessica Ennis' abs. Oh and who could forget those snazzy Stella McCartney Team GB kits. It'll take a LOT to top London 2012, but it looks like one thing is staying the same. Stella is back on board designing the athletes' garbs for the next games in Rio De Janeiro.

The Mirror is reporting that Stella McCartney is working once again with Adidas. A source told the paper: “Stella was thrilled to be approached once again and said yes straight away. She is a big supporter of strong women, and wants to make the female athletes’ kit feminine yet dynamic."

Stella designed 900 Olympic and Paralympic kits in 2012, amounting to 590 separate pieces of clothing. She took inspiration from the British flag, with Stella telling us: 'I made the flag less strident, more delicate, but then of course I had to be careful not to over feminise the men."

We spoke to Stella at the time to find out more about designing the Team GB kits. "I started with some crazy ideas: neon fish? Metallic gold? Fluorescent, for God’s sake!" she told us. "But that would have been all about Stella McCartney. That would have been disrespectful to the athletes and to the nation."

Stella defended critics who charged her with leaving red out of the Team GB designs and focusing too much on blue tones. She tweeted to her followers: "I see many feel as strongly about the Union flag as I do! The design actually uses more red & shows more flag than any Team GB kit since '84".

See the London 2012 Team GB kit in the gallery below...


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