Top fashion labels roped in to dress the Olympians this year include Giorgio Armani, Prada, Stella McCartney, Ralph Lauren and more. No, we’re not reading out the list of red carpet gown appearances; this Olympic year some national teams are set to wear designer threads for sport.
Sportswear brands adidas, Fila, Puma and others have upped the style stakes too: we’re pleasantly surprised by their stylish takes on sporty fashion.
Still, it’s hard to find anything less contentious than national uniform designs: opinions range from unadulterated admiration to a flood of criticism. And all that the teams generally want is simple, comfortable attire they can wear with pride.
Here, we pick eight team kits of note (both the good and the not-so-great); share your take on this year’s Olympic threads with us too.