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‘Gold’ for Bajans’ outfit

ALEX DOWNES, [email protected]

‘Gold’ for Bajans’ outfit

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TWENTY-TWO GOLDEN jackets stole the spotlight Friday night as the greatest sporting show on earth opened in Brazil.

Barbados’ athletes and officials paraded the uniforms in the national colours at the 2016 Rio Olympic Games Opening Ceremony to gushing reviews from commentators and viewers.

In a most fitting tribute to Barbados’ 50th anniversary of Independence, 52-year-old Pat Brathwaite designed the outfits that reflected the national colours of gold and ultramarine.

In a true labour of love she infused pride and industry into each creation of a jacket, tie and slacks leading Team Barbados to be rated by international news outlets as one of the best dressed countries on show. (AD)

Here, designer Pat Brathwaite next to one of her mannequins outfitted in the national uniform. This jacket would have been worn by sprinter Sada Williams, who pulled out of the games because of injury. (Picture by Alex Downes.)