Haute Historian. Fashion Gold

August 19, 2008 • Fashion


Bonnie J Brown

The Olympics bring the world together; it’s where dreams are made
and where life long pursuits become reality. But, could it also be a
place where fashion trends start? – Why not? Everyone dreams of winning
a gold medal in one sport or another (take it from a girl who’s form of
exercise is running to catch the bus in the morning, but still holds on
to fruitless dreams of being an Olympian). When you live in a country
like the U.S. and sportswear is the most popular form of dress, why
wouldn’t we try and emulate gorgeous athletes in our choice of casual

While the actual uniforms Olympians wear while performing athletic
feats are more often than not designed by major sporting clothing
labels such as Nike, Adidas and Puma, with little to no
influence from any major designer, the clothing is intended to look
good, but perform even better. The materials used and the cut are to
ensure the athlete can execute their moves with ease. During the
original Olympics where clothing was optional, and said clothing was a
simple loin cloth, fashion was in no way a part of the Olympics. But as
athletes advance, so too does the clothing. One need only look at what
the 1912 women’s British swim team wore in the pool to today’s aerodynamic suits to see the progression in sport technology and also sport fashions.

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