Stella McCartney and Adidas unveil Team GB outfits for Rio Olympics opening ceremony - architecture and design

Stella McCartney and Adidas unveil Team GB outfits for Rio Olympics opening ceremony



Rio 2016: Adidas and fashion designer Stella McCartney have revealed the outfits to be worn by Team GB athletes during the opening ceremony of the Rio 2016 Olympics this evening.
Olympic cyclist Laura Trott shows the specially design coat of arms that features on the opening ceremony outfits and the sports kits 
McCartney, who also designed the sports kits for Team GB, based the looks on the signature silhouettes that commonly feature in her fashion designs, with a focus on tailoring for both the men's and women's outfits.
Each piece will feature a specially designed coat of arms by the College of Arms, which provides the basis for the iconography across the UK's entire Olympics and Paralympics range.
Here, Trott shows the front of the white tailored jacket, which is paired with a statement buckle For the female athletes, McCartney designed a sporty navy-blue dress made from a high-performance perforated fabric. This is paired with a white tailored jacket embroidered with a custom coat of arms, and a statement belt with a metal buckle.

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Male athletes will wear a navy-blue pea coat with military-inspired detailing. Underneath, tailored white shorts are paired with a blue shirt made from poplin fabric, which features a white coat of arms embroidered on the breast pocket.
Olympic heptathlete Jessica Ennis-Hill shows how the jacket can be paired with the sports kits
McCartney, who is creat...
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