Nastia Liukin, an Olympic gymnast, is not competing in the Tokyo Summer Olympics, but she has been stealing the show as a lively colour commentator.
A Breakdown of Nastia Liukins Colorful Tokyo Olympics Style
Liukin, who won five gymnastics medals at the 2008 Beijing Olympics, including the all-around gold medal, has made quite an impression on Olympic fans with her vivid, monochromatic outfit in brilliant shades of purple, blue, orange, and pink.
Liukin’s crimson Dior dress for the women’s gymnastics team competition on July 27 was not without its own symbolism. According to Tena, Liukin wore red to symbolise the eight countries that were competing in the tournament because the colour red appears on the flags of all eight countries.
On Thursday, Liukin will compete in the women’s all-around gymnastics event, and according to Tena, she intends to do so while wearing a pink Safiyaa jumpsuit as a tribute to the leotard she wore when she won the same event at the 2008 Summer Olympics.
Liukin’s stylist of two and a half years, Tena, has claimed that during the Tokyo Olympics, she will be going for a “sporty chic” appearance. Her method for accomplishing this goal has been to combine feminine styles with more casual pieces, such as a light blue Azeeza baby-doll dress with matching Nike Air Jordans or a satin Veronica Beard blazer jacket with matching white Alice + Olivia shorts and sculptural sage green The Attico heels.
Tena explained that they tried so many different looks because “Tokyo is one of the main fashion centres of the globe.” For the Olympics, we “just wanted to go for it” because “she doesn’t really experiment as much as we have.”
Tena was unable to accompany Liukin to Tokyo like she would have for any other competition because of COVID-19 restrictions imposed by the Olympic Games. Instead, Tena visited Liukin at her home in Dallas before the Olympics and assisted her with clothing selection and packing.
“We have daily conversations. When asked about her connections with Liukin at the Olympics, Tena said, “I haven’t FaceTimed her, but we usually send images back and forth.” She’s too busy to talk on FaceTime right now. I spoke with her just now, and she hasn’t slept in at least 48 hours.
There are still a number of gymnastics competitions scheduled for the rest of the Tokyo Olympics, so it’s likely that Liukin will continue to dazzle with her vibrant outfits.