Cedella Marley, Bob Marley’s fashion designer daughter, is group up with Puma to set up the 2012 Olympic costumes for the Jamaican track and field team.
“It will be Grace Jones meets my Dad – very music inspired and a bit retro,” she says. “I’m trying to weave a red, gold and green tag on the inside but really it’s all about the athletes. There will be elements of Dad’s look about it though, especially him in those tracksuits he used to wear – I’ll be bringing that too. I’m sure he’s smiling down right now.”
Cedella Marley, who began designing clothes while she was on tour with Ziggy Marley and the Melody Makers, a team comprised of her brothers and sisters, set up her label, Catch a Fire (named after her father’s debut album) in 2001.
“I am so excited about it – there is this deep rooted Jamaican pride and I’m so pleased to be involved.”