International and globally respected magazine publication TIME Magazine voted for the Worst and Best Olympic Opening Ceremony outfits and Jamaica was voted #1.
The magazine had commendations for the Cedella Marley-designed Jamaican gear: "We love these uniforms, mostly because the designers didn't seem to be trying too hard. The vivid colours and geometric colours are so fun! Just like the Olympics!"
This comes fast on the heels of the ut cry against the Ralph Lauren designed United States Olympic gear which many see as being too close in resemblance to Frnace/french fashion aesthetics and made worse by being manufactured in China.
The total results were as follows: BEST - Jamaica, New Zealand, Italy, Germany, United Kingdom, South Korea.
WORST - USA, Australia, Russia, China, Spain & Hong Kong.