Sochi 2014 Countdown: See Ralph Lauren's Team USA Closing Ceremony Uniforms
Digital Fashion News Writer
As temperatures begin to drop and knitwear slowly emerges from the depths of our winter closets, it's just a little easier to process that Sochi's 2014 Winter Olympics are but a mere 100 days away. Just as the athletic set amps up training, fashion designers across the globe are fine-tuning their designs for those all-important Opening and Closing Ceremony ensembles; among them, Ralph Lauren.
This morning, the quintessential American fashion house debuted its Team USA Closing Ceremony uniforms on NBC's Today Show—and you can catch the clip below. While we're occasionally thrown off by designers' interpretations of typical American garb—think Ralph's beret-midi skirt combo for 2012's London Games—we'll admit Sochi's regalia includes surprisingly casual separates we'd seriously wear ourselves. The collection's classic red, white, and navy color palette can be found on a diverse mix of Team USA village wear, which includes familiar ski lodge-inspired sweaters, bright embroidered sweatsuits, cozy knit hats, and more.
Check out gold medal skiier Hannah Kearney and figure skating champ Evan Lysacek in a few of the collection's pieces above, and see them in action throughout the 2014 Winter Olympics from Feb. 7-23, 2014.