The Olympic Winter Games Pyeongchang 2018 are officially only 100 days away! In timing with this exciting countdown to the February 9, 2018 South Korea competition premiere, Polo Ralph Lauren has unveiled the Team USA closing ceremony uniform fashions. The label’s latest iconic designs are already making their place in history.
To debut the collection, Winter Olympians Alex and Maia Shibutani, Jamie Anderson, and Gus Kenworthy stopped by The Today Show and modeled the line’s extra warm white puffer jackets, vintage Americana-inspired sweaters, star bandanas and matching wool mittens and beanie. The sports teams will all match in their preppy red white and blue ensembles – right on down to their suede mountaineering boots with bold red laces.
We’re thrilled to introduce the official #TeamUSA closing ceremony uniforms for the Olympic and Paralympic Winter Games PyeongChang 2018 — unveiled moments ago on the @TODAYshow with a little help from Olympic ice dancers @AlexShibutani and @MaiaShibutani, snowboarder @JamieAnderson, and freestyle skier @GusKenworthy. The closing ceremony uniforms are proudly made in the USA and will be available at RalphLauren.com in December. Learn more about Jamie, Gus, the @ShibSibs and the rest of our sponsored athletes via bio link.
Polo Ralph Lauren has been the official outfitter of the Olympic and Paralympic Games for the past six events, and it is clear the label is still on a mission to mix inspiration and function. According to a brand press release, the aim with these designs is to combine “traditional artisanal design references with modern fabrications in a patriotic spirit of red, white, and blue.”
It is important for these garments to be performance-ready to withstand the cold, water-repellant, and make a major impact when the team hits the global stage. If you ask us, these looks are already checking all of those boxes!
Even if you don’t have a single athletic bone in your body, you can still show your support for Team USA and these winter ensembles by shopping some of the pieces yourself.
Mostly, we can’t wait to see these sporty pieces in action when Team USA walks together (hopefully all very victorious!) in the closing ceremony parade on February 25, 2018.
More on winter fashions.— Kristine Hope Kowalski