Stella McCartney nervous about designing for men

Updated: Mar 25, 2012, 08:18 AM IST

London: Womenswear designer Stella McCartney says she was nervous about creating the male Team GB`s Olympics kit.

McCartney has been asked to create the Adidas sportswear for the British team for the London 2012 Olympics and the designer said that she worried about how to create a strong, masculine look for the male athletes, reported Femalefirst online.

"It`s the first time I`ve really designed for men and I`ve been really cautious of keeping them feeling masculine; feeling strong; feeling like they`re really representing the nation," she said.

The designer, who is the daughter of former Beatles member Paul McCartney, was also determined to make sure the female athletes didn`t feel left out and she wanted to incorporate "feminine elements" into the kit.

"In the history of these events, it`s all been very masculine and the girls have been slightly overlooked in the design process. They get the exact same strip as the guys and it`s been important to me to bring in the feminine elements. This is not about me. This is about the athletes and Team GB. I didn`t want to put a big fashion statement on it," she said.

PTI