Stella McCartney at London Olympics swimming

As the official designer of the Team GB kit, Stella McCartney has been busy tweeting photos from the London Olympics. The designer has been snapping pics via Instagram from various locations around the Games, including from the grandstand at the swimming. For the Olympics opening ceremony, she also recently revealed an insight into her outfit for the occasion in which she helped to dress her dad, Sir Paul McCartney who performed on the night, in a bespoke suit.

"From a fashion perspective, I went for a total gold look," she told Vogue.com of her shimmery gold ensemble.

Speaking of gold, McCartney has been quick to distance herself from Team Britain's opening ceremony outfits which consisted of white and gold tracksuits. Designed by high street retailer, Next, they immediately sparked criticism with many Twitter commentators claiming they looked like something Elvis would wear. I can't help but wonder why they didn't end up going with this other formal attire which Next had designed for Team GB. The retailer created the navy designs for those moments when athletes will meet-and-greet officials. Surely this would have been a better option, no?

"To clarify, Stella designed the Team GB performance kit, podium suit & villagewear, not the Olympic ceremony suits," the McCartney label tweeted on Friday.

Over to you guys - what did you think of Team GB's opening ceremony outfits? Let us know your thoughts in the comments.

[Image via @stella_mccartney / Source: Fashionologie]