2 posts tagged "Olympics"
The American Olympians have made their triumphant returns home—the Fab Five of women’s gymnastics, for instance, are doing the party rounds in New York and stopped by last night’s Sparkle screening—and that means, back to the regular grind. Which, in many cases, includes modeling. DeeDee Trotter (pictured), for one, who helped lead the U.S. women’s 4 x 400 relay team to gold in London (and took the bronze in the 400 meter on her own), is a Wilhelmina model, and the agency has been proudly touting her as part of its fitness board since her return. Will editorials be on the way? Looks likely enough—especially if she continues rocking the runway-friendly face paint that caught the eye of our beauty editor last week.
The upcoming Summer Olympics have inspired plenty of designers to think sporty. But even those without court and pool on the mind are celebrating the event in their own ways. The Games are on English soil this year, so U.K. retailer Matches is indulging in a little well-deserved patriotic peacocking. The store commissioned a handful of London’s young guns—Jonathan Saunders, Erdem Moralioglu, Mary Katrantzou, Richard Nicoll, Holly Fulton, Roksanda Ilincic, J.W. Anderson, and the label Herself—to design limited-edition T-shirts whose proceeds will benefit the Disposessed Fund, which fights poverty in London. “London is the center of attention at the moment with the Jubilee and Olympics right around the corner,” said Saunders (above, with a model in his design). “Not to mention the fact it has become the epicenter of such innovative design. I’m just happy to be a part of it in my own way.” His own way being one that won’t look at all out of place once the Games have bestowed their final medal and gone on their merry way. The shirts retail for £60 each (about $94) and are available today at Matches stores and www.matchesfashion.com for those outside the country.