fashion olympics beijing 2008...

hongkong based retailed lane crawford called the dozen of world's designer elite to create one-of-a-kind styles to refect their favourite olympic sports. participating designers include 3.1 phillip lim, alberta ferretti, alexander mcqueen, burberry prorsum, costume national, emilio pucci, givenchy, maison martin margiela, neil barrett, rick owens, stella mccartney and yves saint laurent. all the above were given carte blanche to let their imaginations on the designs run wild. 
the chosen chose:
#1: christopher bailey for burberry prorsum's sailing outfit.
#2: matthew williamson for emilio puccis's gymnastics bodysuit.
#3: riccardo tisci for givenchy’s archery outfit features a black leather coat with golden arrow detail, a multi-colored laced-up leather bustier, black leather and jersey bermuda shorts. 
#4: stella mccartney’s equestrian outfit consists of a blouson overcoat and jodhpurs.
#5: alberta ferretti’s take on a gymnastics outfit.
#6: 3.1 phillip lim created tennis outfit with a two-piece dress in the form of a knitted, tiered ensemble. The shade of pink chosen is inspired by peonies, a popular flower of asia, with red trimming to coincide with the cultural color of china.
#7: stefano pilati for ysl's running outfit features a soft vanilla silk jersey gown with printed winged sleeves and hand-painted edges paired with a beaded olympic emblem chain belt.
#8: martin margiela created a sculptural shuttlecock top inspired by badminton.

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