Bob Marley’s daughter Cedella Marley was tapped by athletic giant Puma to design the uniforms of the 2012 Jamaican Olympic team!
The historic collaboration features pieces inspired by Jamaica’s most popular icon, the one and only Bob Marley.
Marley’s beloved military-like jackets are just one of the many pieces that the Jamaicans will have to step out in style with at the London Olympics. The jackets even have Bob Marley’s face on the sleeve, and the popular words, ‘Positive Vibrations’ etched in the collar.
“We took the fit of what my dad would wear and updated it to 2012,” Marley said. “You have the Iron Lion military jacket, the Buffalo Soldier shirt. I tried to incorporate the Bob Marley fit in as many pieces as possible where we were able to accommodate that.”
Jamaican sprinter Usain Bolt praised Puma’s choice for allowing Cedella to design the country’s Olympic look!
“I can’t think of a better person to design our Olympic outfits than Cedella,” Bolt says. “PUMA got that right…hooking up with a legendary Jamaican. She’s a great designer but also carries on the spirit of our nation through the legacy of the Marley family. It’s going to be inspirational to run in London with that energy surrounding me.”
Jamaican domination on and off the track!