Outfitting the Olympics: Who's Wearing What to Rio
With the Rio Opening Ceremony just a few days away, we thought it fitting to spotlight some of the sartorial statements that will be taking a turn on the Olympic track this Friday.
TEAM USA x RALPH LAUREN
This quintessential American brand has been designing Olympic garb for U.S. athletes for years. From pinstriped blazers and white chinos to buttons downs with "USA" emblazoned across the back, Ralph Lauren's preppy-chic take on American style released an entire sports inspired, red, white and blue collection just for the occasion (looks can be purchased off of the brand's website and at select retail locations).
"The first ever illuminated Olympic flag bearer jacket" will also be making its debut in the Olympic arena, lighting the way for the more than 500 U.S. athletes that will be competing in Rio this summer.
TEAM GB x STELLA McCARTNEY for ADIDAS
McCartney's highly successful collaborations with Adidas have mostly definitely paved the way towards her role as Team Great Britain's official Olympic dresser. The designer consulted with a handful of past and returning Olympians throughout the design process, and her lightweight uniforms will be worn by both the Olympic and Paralympic teams.
One of collection's unique features includes McCartney's custom designed coat of arms, emblematic of both British patriotism and Olympic glory; "the new coat of arms is a hotch potch of British symbolism: three lions hold three fiery Olympic batons; our nations' flowers (leek, rose, flax, thistle) appear in the center shield; and a crown composed of medals sits up top ('symbolizing continuity, teamwork and shared responsibility') (Vogue UK). Many of the looks are available for pre-order.
For more Olympic looks, check out our slideshow below:
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