For this year’s Summer Olympics in Rio, many of the world’s best athletes are being outfitted by fashion’s top talents. Team Cuba was styled by Christian Louboutin. Team Great Britain’s uniforms were designed by Stella McCartney. And Team USA’s looks for the opening ceremony have been created by none other than Ralph Lauren.
The looks are defined by navy blue blazers that prominently feature Ralph Lauren’s signature Polo logo. The blazers are paired back to white selvedge denim jeans and patriotic boat shoes in red, white, and blue. Layered underneath the blazers are red, white, and blue striped t-shirts. Both male and female athletes will sport identical looks. The overall aesthetic is all-American, casual, and chic.
The flag bearer’s jacket will feature electroluminescent panels that spell out “USA” on the back. It’s an extra special tech touch to help the team stand out on the first night of the games.
Over the weekend, some minimal controversy arose after social media users claimed the t-shirt closely resembled the Russian flag. But the response has been largely positive.
For the team’s medal-stand uniforms, Nike has designed special windbreakers and track pants. There’s no doubt that wherever the American athletes are in Rio, they’ll show up in style.