Talking Points: Olympic Fashion

A collection of imagery and sources designed to explore fashion in the Olympics.

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Explore some iconic fashion statements from the Olympic games over the years. Does it make you think differently about what sportswear design can be?


Johnny Weir

Cathy Freeman

The Olympic Museum

Explore a 3D Olympic fashion exhibition via The Olympic Museum. Select floor (Etage) 0 to find the fashion exhibition.

Questions to Ask Children

Do you think that sportswear can help with athletic performance? Why?

Think of some words to describe what sportswear can be? (eg colourful, pretty, practical)

What do you think designers have to consider when they design sportswear for olympians?

If you could design sportswear for an Olympic event, which sport would you choose? Why?

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