Ralph Lauren has unveiled its designs for the US Olympic team.
The American designer has created pieces for the athletes to wear during the Opening Ceremony of the 2014 Sochi Olympic Games, which takes place on February 7.
Photos posted on the label’s Instagram account reveal knitted blazers with a fun, eye-catching design.
It features the nation’s flag colours blue, red and white along with the iconic white stars. There are also the recognisable Olympic rings.
A factual caption accompanied each picture posted. One snap shows a pocket on the jacket with the words ‘USA Olympic Team Sochi Russia’ and ‘Polo’.
“Did you know: 6,250 lbs of wool were used in the making of the Americana patchwork quilt-inspired#TeamUSA Opening Ceremony Cardigan (sic)” a member of staff wrote.
Another photo shows the team, made up of women and men, wearing the pieces proudly and holding a giant flag.
“Show your team spirit with our limited edition#TeamUSA Opening Ceremony Cardigan. All proceeds will benefit the team. (sic)” the caption read.
The blazer can be purchased for $495 along with a cream-colored cotton turtleneck sweater at $245, white fleece athletic pants for $165 and chunky black boots strung with red laces priced at $395.
The team appeared on The Today Show yesterday to talk about the event and were wearing the full kit.
The last photo posted on Ralph Lauren’s Instagram shows a woman wearing the blazer and gazing beyond the camera.
“The opening ceremony is so special, and the outfits that we wear really represent our country and the American spirit. We’re so fortunate to have Ralph Lauren as our supporter.” -Athlete ambassador, Julie Chu (sic)” reads the caption.
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