An iconic moment from the games, Egypt‘s Doaa Elghobashy and Germany‘s Kira Walkenhorst’s disparate cultural dress was shown as they went head to head at the volleyball net. Their different uniforms provided a great example of the unifying power of the Olympics.
Making a splash
Ona Carbonell and Gemma Mengual, the duo behind the Spanish synchronised swimming team, nailed 1920’s glamour with high leg, embellished swimming costumes.
Lighting up the closing ceremony
Malaysia‘s Dato Lee Chong Wei won a silver medal for badminton, showcasing a killer instinct with his off-duty, tiger print jacket.
Game changing trainers
The USA basketball team topped the sartorial charts in the games, as well as taking home a gold medal for their performance. Paired with slim fit tracksuit bottoms, the 90’s inspired neon green Nike trainers ensured next level footwear game.
Arsenal’s best performance of 2016?
Co-ords may have ruled at the Olympics this year, but one man bucked the trend to channel instead his very own, Vetements-esque take on logo appropriation. Kuwait sportsman Abdullah Al-Rashidi preferred an understated, off-duty approach to the games, wearing an Arsenal football shirt underneath his shooting jacket. Pair with oversized, semi-transparent glasses for a flawless look.
Team bucket hats
The South Korean archery team – Chang Hyejin, Choi Misun, Ki Bobae – showed champion style with embroidered bucket hats even before they were crowned winners and took home the gold medal.
Carlos Coloma on a bicycle
It’s hard to articulate exactly what made Spanish cyclist Carlos Coloma such a style star at the Olympics this year. Perhaps it was the bright yellow spandex, with subtle red markings around the crotch area; perhaps the statement blue and green sunglasses; or maybe the front zip that ran up the cyclist’s torso. Maybe it was all three? Or, maybe, it was the perfectly groomed handlebar moustache worn with the kind of aplomb that only a bronze medal winning, Olympic champion can pull off… Whatever it is, his sartorial performance certainly stood out this year.