THE EDITOR, Sir:
Credit to Cedella Marley and the designs she has created for our athletes to wear at the London Olympics 2012. Ms Marley got it absolutely right with her creations, as she tapped into all the international trends for our young people to sport at the Games.
The military jacket which has been a staple of most people's wardrobe for the past five years has been given our spin - the 'Bob fit'. The jacket looks smart, fitted and represents well aspects of our culture: a picture of Bob, the Lion of Judah, our national flag, and positive quotes remind the world of what we are about and what we are bringing to the Games.
The shirts are just as trendy, worn with the bright yellow, black or green seam trousers. Ms Marley has tapped into the 'preppy look', which is favoured internationally by many.
The male tracksuits are generic; however, I have to give praise for what was done with the female ones. While the jacket is generic, the trousers are certainly not. High-waist, harem-style skinny-leg trousers will definitely accentuate our female athlete's best assets as they represent us on the track. After all, they are women too, who love looking their best.
HIGH STREET VERSIONS?
My only question is, when will Ms Marley and Puma create high street versions of these?
The skirt, around which most of the controversy has focused, is certainly different and creative, and do make our women look feminine. Worn with the female military jacket, it completes the military message we are portraying.
When we step out on the track during the opening ceremony, we are taking two of the biggest names in the world with us: Bob Marley and Usain Bolt.