Stella McCartney, the daughter of Paul McCartney, one of the legendary members of super group ‘The Beatles’, has designed the range of clothing for the UK atheletes to wear when they are not competing and are chilling out.
The designs with are in conjunction with Adidas, are a mixture of the Olympic Blues and Red’s in t-shirts, sweatshirts, shorts, leggings and jogging bottoms.
Stella has said that ‘The inspiration for the Villagewear collection, was to create a more relaxed collection that remained stylish yet comfortable for the athletes’, and that it was important to ‘unify the team’.
Ideas for the various designs were also contributed by the athletes themselves, with requests for fabrics to be made from natural materials like cottons, rather than the usual use of man-made fibres in everyday sportswear.
Other additions from athletes themselves was when the designs were created, they also ad to take into consideration the larger frames of the athletes themselves, due to their more muscular and toned body’s, allowing greater freedom of movement without restrictions.
In total the complete Olympic kit for our athletes, accumulates to some 590 pieces, with a grand total of 175,000.