The winning design, by Ashleigh Huntley, is an earthy and natural look – with crisp clean colours and lines with splashes of dynamic colour. The uniform included a formal option and a more casual piece and was required to be comfortable and professional looking at the same time.
The uniform colours were inspired by the beauty and diversity of the Australian landscape. The sand, deep blue ocean and the rich turquoise of our pristine beaches and reefs were key aspects of this inspiration and the scarf/tie artwork was designed paying homage to aboriginal dot paintings in a spiral design. Functionality was a key point too, as the team needed a design that would suit all shapes and be breathable in the hot desert of Abu Dhabi where they were competing.
You’ll see in the updated images of the recent 2019 uniform, the Australian native flowers including the banksia, grevillea and watttles acacia mixed together to form a beautifully detailed silk tie and scarf. This formal look was to be worn at their social events and at the official opening and closing ceremonies.
There was also a casual design worn while competing in a quality pique cotton polo shirt and custom designed cargo style pants n our chino cotton fabric.