Famous designer Louise Gray has turned her hand to athletic clothing for the first time and designed a jockey kit for the world’s first all-female horse racing team.
The British fashion designer, Louise said:
”I’m very pro-women as a designer, so when I was approached to do this project and read the amazing things that these women have achieved, it convinced me to get on board. They’re really strong female role models.
”I took the silhouette from one of my most popular dresses and made it shorter and a bit sportier for the girls, and applied the colours in stripes. I wanted it to be graphic and bold.”
The designer dressed British jockey Hayley Turner, alongside Chantal Sutherland of the US, and Canada’s Emma Jayne Wilson – who together form the historic trio – incorporating the colours of their racing silks; fuchsia and black.
The designer says she would now ”definitely consider” making a full sportswear line and thinks she could give Stella McCartney a run for her money in the next Olympic Games
Louise commented to vogue.co.uk:
”It could be really interesting. Maybe I could dress Team GB next, who knows?”