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London 2012 Victory Ceremonies Podiums, Ceremonial Costumes, Make-up and Flowers Revealed

June 2, 2012

The official London 2012 Victory Ceremonies podiums, ceremonial costumes, make-up and flowers have been revealed. These components will be used across 805 Victory Ceremonies taking place in over 30 London 2012 venues.

(PRWEB) June 02, 2012

The official London 2012 Victory Ceremonies podiums, ceremonial costumes, make-up and flowers have been revealed. These components will be used across 805 Victory Ceremonies taking place in over 30 London 2012 venues.

Download images of the podiums, costumes, make-up look and flowers here

Taking place soon after a medal event finishes, the design of the Victory Ceremonies has been created to be an exciting celebration of the achievements of every medal-winning athlete.

The unique design of the royal purple podiums and costumes has been created by students at the Royal College of Art (RCA) in London. The students have worked with London 2012 over the last eight months to create and develop the designs.

When designing the podiums, the team of students – Gaetano Ling, Hong-Yeul Eom, Luc Fusaro, Heegun Koo and Yan Lu – used dynamic lines representing the energy that the Games and athletes represent. 40 podiums will be used across all the Victory Ceremonies and approximately 4,400 medal-winning athletes will stand on them to celebrate their success formally.

The ceremonial costumes will be worn by Games Maker volunteers in athlete and presenter escort roles and flower and medal bearer roles. The elegant and dynamic designs by students Thomas Crisp and Trine Hav Christensen represent London and its architecture with a modern twist. When designing the costumes the students were inspired by Greek mythology as well as British heritage. A hat will also be worn by the presenter escorts. The inspiration for this design by former student Zara Gorman included the architecture of the London 2012 Olympic and Paralympic Games venues combined with aspects of British tailoring and sportswear.

4,400 floral bouquets will also be presented to athletes along with medals during the Victory Ceremonies. The victory bouquet has been designed by Jane Packer an internationally renowned UK florist. The bouquet represents the vibrancy of the Games and the four sections hold a different variety of the rose, an iconic British flower. Each section is also divided with traditional herbs — mint, rosemary, English lavender and wheat. These ingredients are designed to provide an unusually eclectic fragrant mix. All of the flowers and herbs are 100 per cent British grown.

The make-up which will be worn by all the athlete and presenter escorts and medal and flower bearers has been provided by Max Factor, part of Proctor & Gamble (P&G), Worldwide Olympic Partner. The unique look has been created by Max Factor award-winning make-up artist Caroline Barnes. The purple and gold shades create a simple, modern design as well as a natural and fresh look.

Seb Coe, LOCOG Chair said: ℠The Victory Ceremonies mark the moment athletes can celebrate and share their achievements with fans in the stadiums and a worldwide TV audience. I´m delighted that we have worked with not only with established British designers but also with the next generation of designers to create this special moment for them.´

Professor Wendy Dagworthy OBE, Dean of the School of Material and Head of Fashion Programmes, RCA said: ℠It´s fantastic that Royal College of Art students have had so much involvement with the London 2012 Games – from creating artworks from recycled hoarding from the Olympic Park site in 2008 to the stunning costumes and podia being unveiled today. This really is a once-in-a-lifetime opportunity for these highly talented young designers, and a great way to showcase British design education to a global audience. 2012 is proving to be an exciting year for us in so many ways – especially as we also celebrate our 175th anniversary this year.´

Caroline Barnes, make-up artist said: ℠The eyes of the world will be on London this year and I´m so proud that my make-up design will be a part of something as big as the London 2012 Olympic and Paralympic Games. I wanted it to encompass everything the Games are about, so it represents well being; it´s natural and fresh and will give each of the wearers a lovely healthy glow.´

During a Victory Ceremony the athletes who came first, second and third stand on a podium, with the winner in the middle. Their names are called out and the medals and flowers are given to them by an official: gold for first place, silver for second and bronze for third. The flags of the athletes´ countries are then raised, and the national anthem of the gold medallist´s nation is played.

Notes to editors

For further information please contact the London 2012 Press Office.

Find out the latest from London 2012 on http://www.london2012.com , follow us on Twitter http://www.twitter.com/london2012 or download the Offical London 2012 Join In app.

The Official London 2012 Join In app is a free mobile guide to help you plan, enjoy and share your Games experience. From the Olympic Torch Relay to the Olympics and Paralympics, the Opening and Closing Ceremonies, plus all the cultural, city and community celebrations happening across the UK, the Official London 2012 Join In App is your essential companion. It is available now at app stores and at http://www.london2012.com/mobileapps/

Biographies

Presenter and Athlete Escort costume designer – Trine Hav Christensen

Trine Hav Christensen graduated from the Danish design school Teko (BA) in 2008 and is currently studying for a Fashion Womenswear MA at the Royal College of Art. Her final MA collection was presented in May 2012 at the Royal College of Art Fashion Show.

Medal and Flower Bearer costume designer – Tom Crisp

Tom Crisp from Hadlow in Kent is a 24-year-old menswear fashion designer who was awarded the best menswear prize at 2010′s Graduate Fashion Week and then won the British Fashion Council’s MA scholarship to the Royal College of Art – an accolade never before awarded to a menswear designer. While at the RCA Tom has been featured in many publications including British Vogue and Elle and Vogue Italia. He presented his final MA collection at the Royal College of Art Fashion Show in May 2012.

Presenter Escort hat designer – Zara Gorman

Based in East London, Zara Gorman graduated from the Royal College of Art in 2010, with an MA in Fashion, Millinery. Since leaving college, she has been working both as a commercial millinery designer as well as delivering bespoke commissions for clients including Lady Gaga and Bjork. Magazine credits also include Another Magazine, Vogue Italia, Vogue Paris, W, Dazed and Confused, I-D and Wallpaper with further coverage online.

Podium designer – Hong-Yeul Eom

Hong-Yeul Eom was raised in South Korea where he studied fine art, craft and design. He is a designer who pursues the integration of technology and aesthetic for disruptive market innovation. Having graduated from the RCA in 2011, Hong-Yeul is currently working as an independent design professional in London.

Podium designer – Heegun Koo

Heegun Koo also a native of South Korea, where he studied design and engineering. With the ability to tell a compelling story through design, he is currently working with partners from various fields of electronics and fashion, and advertising companies in London. Heegun graduated from the RCA in 2011.

Podium designer – Yan Lu

Yan Lu is an expert in emotive and interactive design. His long list of successful projects has earned him global recognition. A native to mainland China, he graduated from Central Saint Martins in 2009 and from the RCA in 2011 and now lives and works in London.

Podium designer – Luc Fusaro

Luc Fusaro is a French creative engineer who applies his skills in design and innovation. He previously studied General Engineering at Ecole Centrale Lyon, one of France’s foremost engineering schools. His inherent interest in product innovation led him onto the path of creative engineering where he found the balance between technology and aesthetic application he was looking for. Having competed in athletics at a national level for a number of years, he now follows his passions through his specialisation in sport performance product innovation. Luc´s work can be seen at the Royal College of Art graduate show in June 2012.

Podium designer – Gaetano Ling

Gaetano Ling is an expert in materials, robotics, and cutting edge technology. He previously worked as an engineer, designing and manufacturing particle accelerators for the semiconductor industry. Having graduated from the RCA in 2011, Gaetano is presently based in London and applies his creative range and technical expertise towards innovative products for a number of clients across Europe and America.

Floral bouquet designer – Jane Packer

Jane Packer established herself at the end of the 80´s offering an alternative view to the use of flowers which was less formal and far more accessible than the style at the time. She championed the view that flowers were as fun as fashion and that they can lift the mood of any interior setting. This philosophy led Jane to become world renown. Sadly Jane Packer recently passed away and the responsibility for developing the victory Bouquet has been taken up by her husband Gary Wallis and Susan Lapworth.

London 2012 Games Partners

The Worldwide Olympic Partners who support the London 2012 Olympic Games and the National Olympic Committees around the world are Coca-Cola, Acer, Atos, Dow, GE, McDonald´s, Omega, Panasonic, Procter and Gamble, Samsung and Visa.

LOCOG has seven domestic Tier One Partners – adidas, BMW, BP, British Airways, BT, EDF and Lloyds TSB. There are seven domestic Tier Two Supporters — Adecco, ArcelorMittal, Cadbury, Cisco, Deloitte, Thomas Cook and UPS. There are now twenty-eight domestic Tier Three Suppliers and Providers — Aggreko, Airwave, Atkins, Boston Consulting Group, CBS Outdoor, Crystal CG, Eurostar, Freshfields Bruckhaus Deringer LLP, G4S, GSK, Gymnova, Heathrow Airport, Heineken UK, Holiday Inn, John Lewis, McCann Worldgroup, Mondo, NATURE VALLEY, Next, Nielsen, Populous, Rapiscan Systems, Rio Tinto, Technogym, Thames Water, Ticketmaster, Trebor and Westfield.

There is one domestic Tier One Paralympic Games-only Partner, Sainsbury´s and two domestic Tier Three Paralympic Games-only Suppliers, Otto Bock and Panasonic. The London 2012 Paralympic Games also acknowledges the support of the National Lottery.

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