Tokyo Olympics: Players to don environment-friendly outfits for Victory Ceremonies with Kimono design

Tokyo Olympics: Players to don environment-friendly outfits for Victory Ceremonies with Kimono design- The players who will take part in the Tokyo Olympics victory ceremonies will wear outfits made up of recycled environmentally friendly fibre. It will include designs that incorporate traditional Kimono. The volunteers carrying the medals will have the choice to opt between trousers or a dress.

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Yamaguchi Sodai has designed the costumes that will be worn by medal bearers and those escorting the athletes during victory ceremony, as per Olympics.com

“I decided on the concept, ‘a new style in formal wear’, at the very beginning. I have respect for tradition, but I was also struggling with the thought that maybe carrying on a tradition isn’t enough. So I decided to take on a new challenge while embracing kimonos and traditional Japanese attire,” he told the official website.

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Notably, Sodai is an up-and-coming fashion director who has worked on numerous fashion shows, exhibitions and shop designs.

The highly-anticipated Tokyo Olympics is set to begin on July 23 in COVID-19 hit Japan. The two-week-long contest will witness some of the biggest sporting icons in action who will be in their quest for glory at the world’s biggest stage. Some of the brightest and youngest talents from the world will represent their countries in the global sporting event. With just 50 days left amid the COVID-19 scare, it remains to be seen how the International Olympic Committee (IOC) will hold the event.

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