Thursday, August 07, 2008

Designers Go For The Gold

The Olympics is upon us and as always, fashion has risen to the occasion. Now, we don't know if we'd consider this sportswear per se, but...
Lane Crawford, the Beijing-based department store invited 12 world-class Fashion Houses including Alexander McQueen, Stella McCartney, YSL, Emilio Pucci, Phillip Lim, Burberry Prorsum, Maison Martin Margiela, Rick Owens, Neil Barrett, Givenchy, Costume National and Alberta Ferretti to create a one-of-a-kind garment based on their interpretation of an Olympic event. The wares are currently on display at the store and are being auctioned off to benefit Driving Dreams Unicef charity.

Stefano Pilati for YSL's winged running number is belted with an olympic rings chain

Maison Martin Margiela's badminton-inspired outfit is detailed in abstract shuttlecocks

Phillip Lim headed to the table-tennis courts for inspiration with this two-piece knit
Lycra was never put to better use than in Matthew Williamson for Pucci's 2-piece gymnastics leotard in Diamante print