Olympic uniform goes London retro

NZ Newswire June 28, 2012, 7:39 pm

The designers for the New Zealand Olympic team uniform for London have looked to the 1948 London Olympics for inspiration, going for a distinctly vintage look.

The New Zealand Olympic Committee unveiled the team uniform on Thursday, saying the design is a "nod to our proud sporting past".

Unfortunately, New Zealand's seven athletes failed to win any medals at the 1948 Games in post-WWII London.

White piping is the most significant link to 1948.

The uniform was designed by Peak and Rodd & Gunn, and included input from athletes Mahe Drysdale, Nathan Twaddle, Chantal Brunner and Sarah Ulmer.

They provided an athlete's perspective on the look, fit and comfort of the uniform.

The uniform also features for the first time a t-shirt designed by a member of the public.

Wellington's Gareth Gardner beat more than 3500 entries with his Hei Tiki design, which has been adapted for the Olympics.

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  1. PG04:33am Friday 29th June 2012 ESTReport Abuse

    Its also time we thought about vastly improving vintage wages.But the color black indicates we a dressed for a funeral.

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  2. PG04:24am Friday 29th June 2012 ESTReport Abuse

    Its vintage naturally for a nz selection esp going for a black color!

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  3. Hayden03:02am Friday 29th June 2012 ESTReport Abuse

    Very nice... I like it. I couldn't care less whether it was taken from the past or is a new design, I just want it to look good.

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  4. Graham07:43pm Thursday 28th June 2012 ESTReport Abuse

    I think it looks neat and should be popularly accepted. I just hope that our contingent doesn't persist in performing Haka at whim but keep it to the traditional pre-game performances. and perhaps the opening ceremony.

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  5. I-see-stupid-people07:10pm Thursday 28th June 2012 ESTReport Abuse

    Well it can't look any worse than the super-fugly uniform worn at the last Olympiad. Oh wait, make it the last 6 Olympiads. At first glance it looks quite tasteful for a change, although it's taken from a distance and I can't make out the patterns on the women's dresses.

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  6. skypilot06:55pm Thursday 28th June 2012 ESTReport Abuse

    got anything to say wanker ? ( i see stupid people )

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  7. Hombre06:49pm Thursday 28th June 2012 ESTReport Abuse

    Wake up NZ and stop living the past. The uniform is rubbish and does not portray the modern era. Hope the competitors think 21st century standards.

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  8. Stu06:39pm Thursday 28th June 2012 ESTReport Abuse

    Anything but articles about injured "Super" rugby players!!

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