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Published: 07 August 2021

By Andy Ross

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The Liberian Olympic team

Telfar Clemens is a Liberian American designer who, along with business partner Babak Radboy, designed the outfits for the Liberian team.

Liberia is a small West African country that elected Africa's first female head of state and is the oldest republic on the continent. It has a long relationship with the USA, founded as it was by Americans looking for a home for resettling enslaved people in 1822. Telfar was born and lives in New York and has Liberian parents. The designer's label TELFAR was founded in 2005 as a genderless fashion brand and has been a favourite for celebrities, socialites and fashionistas. You can read about the Olympic clothing, and see the team in the outfits, here and read more here in this article from last year when the pandemic halted the world.