With a crisp white graphic appearance and roomy pockets, the uniforms to be used by Team U.S.A. at the closing event of the Tokyo Olympics were revealed in April by main outfitter Ralph Lauren.
The uniforms, in addition to Ralph Lauren-developed Olympic Village clothes for the American professional athletes, had actually been all set to go when the Games were delayed last summertime due to the pandemic.
“It seems like we’re all go now,” David Lauren, the business’s chief branding and development officer, informed The Associated Press ahead of the expose. “They had been designed, produced and ready to roll.”
The Games are now set up to open July 23 and end Aug. 8 as organizers continue to determine how to hold them with the pandemic still raving and simply 100 days to go. In the meantime, Ralph Lauren is all set with opening and closing parade equipment for the more than 600 Team U.S.A. professional athletes, those taking part in the Paralympics and Olympic-themed products for sale to the general public.
Opening event uniforms will be revealed in July.
Lauren, the kid of the style giant’s creator, stated sustainability was leading of mind this Olympic walk around.
Ralph Lauren, which has actually been equipping Team U.S.A. because 2008, dealt with Dow on a cotton pre-treatment coloring procedure that utilizes less water, chemicals and energy than more conventional techniques. The procedure was utilized for a navy Polo t-shirt each professional athlete will get.
A leather option utilizing plant-based products and farming biproducts without artificial plastics was utilized for a spot on the closing event’s white stretch jeans pant, which is made from U.S.-grown cotton. And like the light-weight drawstring coat, a striped red, white and blue belt to be used by the professional athletes is obtained partly from recycled plastic bottles.
The spots are currently a memento of the historical Olympic hold-up: They state “Team USA” with the year 2020 printed in red.
The zip coats in white consist of navy collars and hoods, and removed red, white and blue cuffs. An American flag spot is on one arm and “USA” is on the other, the latter likewise down one pant leg. The professional athletes will use a traditional white Polo t-shirt, white tennis shoes with a stripe style and navy masks likewise made from American cotton. The uniforms were made in the United States.
The business’s Olympic retail collection is offered for purchase on Ralphlauren.com and in June at choose Ralph Lauren retailers, choose U.S. outlet store and online at TeamUSAShop.com. All earnings supports Team U.S.A..
“We want our athletes to really be ambassadors for American style, culture and sportsmanship,” Lauren stated just recently by means of Zoom from Manhattan. “We also understood that the message for the Olympics was about sustainability, that this would be the most sustainable Olympics in history and a chance for the team to showcase ingenuity around new ways of thinking about our environment.”
Scroll through this gallery of Olympic uniforms from 1920 – present and see the Tokyo Olympics uniforms developed by Ralph Lauren for the 2021 video games.