– America chooses Kardashian underwear, Italy faced Armani
The opening ceremony of the Olympics has always been a competition among designers – and a colorful catwalk of national pride. Overview of packages.
Monica Schneider from Tokyo
Swedes switch to Japanese
Uniclo, the Japanese cheap fashion company, is a small conspiracy to enter the Swedish kingdom of H&M. The Swedish Olympic team, which had fitted Hennessy & Moritz in previous games, now relies on Uniclo, which also has Roger Federer on contract. This dress is not incredibly innovative, and the most remarkable thing is that the blue of the northern people does not differ from a Swedish, but lemon yellow. That line should not be a sports line, but a straight wear + line. So something that promises us a plus in everyday life.
The straw of the Americans
On top of that Ralph Lauren’s ultra-classic look, economical, traditional, has nothing to do with the brand’s new cooling system incorporated into flag bearer jackets. You will be grateful for this high temperature! However, the surprise lies beneath: because Kim Kardashian, an American businessman who was recently added to the list of billionaires by Forbes, has come true.
His label skims designed underwear for American athletes – of course designing. Anyone who thinks Kardashian should approach Olympia first is mistaken. Her stepmother was Caitlin Jenner, who won Olympic gold in the Decathlon in 1976 as Bruce Jenner. Kardashian says Jenner took her to all the cities where she competed in the Olympics.
The Japanese are as new as ever
Oops, if they weren’t too hot, the locals. Like their first games in 1964, they march in white and red with an elegant blazer. Only: Later, the summer games took place in the fall, and they cooled down when a blazer warmed the shoulders. Asix, a local running shoe and clothing supplier, came up with a good description. To refine the competition outfit, he first set up the Reborn Wear program and asked the Japanese to send out costumes with a sports history. The fibers taken from it are bound in the current collection.
Russia deceives everyone
The conditions for the Russians were clear after the state doping scandal and the International Court of Justice ruling in the 2014 Winter Games: no country name, no national flag, no national anthem. Russia’s answer is very clear: the team starts under the ROC, which translates as the Russian Olympic Committee. The team appears in white-red-blue, what is it other than the flag? Those who win the sounds of Tchaikovsky’s piano concerto No. 1 can expect their success. Is there anything more beautiful than this? Neutrality required, everything else allowed.
Liberia’s uniform is already packed
The Liberian team is small with five athletes – they are all track and field athletes. But the costume designer’s name has long been: Delfer Clemens, the son of Liberian parents who grew up in New York, is ubiquitous with his gender-neutral and vegan-friendly brand, and is now making Olympic history. Of course Forbes finds. Clemens never rediscovered his unisex designs, but continued his street-style game series. “Vogue” crowned it “excellent” even before the first performance.
Canadians were harshly critical
Of course, there is an endless argument about fashion. However, there was occasional agreement on the provision of Canadian decor (probably only for the graduation ceremony): failed. Jeans jacket with sewn seams, letters sprayed, slightly hand knitted and already used. The line, designed by Hudson Bay, a Canadian department store chain, is roaring through social media, aimed at paying homage to the art and street style display in Japan. We did not understand then.
Who else but him to Italy?
Not only do Americans make a big difference with their names Kardashian and Lauren – of course Italy does too, but this is already traditional. Because Giorgio Armani has intervened again, now 87 years old, but an inevitable part of the Southerners ’wardrobe. Since 2012 he has created a “collective” for the Italian team – this time featuring prominently in the “Trey Color” training outfit. Pay attention to more details: The inside of the jacket collar is decorated with the song “Fratelli de Italia”. We saw how far they could go in the euro.
Switzerland is back home
This is not the first time a local fire has been reported in a Swiss delegation. Ann, The only eleven-year-old label in Zurich has a good tradition. In Mexico City in 1968, Naples gained its grand entrance: a notable eleven countries, including the United States and Jamaica, let Naples adorn them. Switzer continued decades later, now on “red shades”, red shades, more rusty, so more subtle.
What about Tonga?
Then there is only the question of pita duofotofua. Is this the third time he has flown the Tongan flag into the stadium? The now 37-year-old was undoubtedly the star of the opening celebrations of Rio 2016 and Pyongyang 2018, who stunned the world with their shiny, naked torso with coconut oil in the heat and cold. It sold 45 million Twitter messages in Rio.
Tafatofua had long sought to qualify as a canoe for Tofio, who would have been the first athlete in three games. Now he expects a free start. He’s definitely in Taekwondo, just like he was in Rio. And it will also come at the opening ceremony. Tonga taekwondo militant Malia Paseka has been named the official flag bearer, but recently a woman and a man have been allowed to carry the flags. So it is very likely that Dafatofua will get another chance. In any case, he does not need a costume designer. He is the show.
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