Ralph Lauren, one of the official designers for the U.S. Olympic and Paralympic team, unveiled some early sketches of the U.S. team’s outfits for the 2012 London Olympics. The U.S. Olympic Committee has appointed the U.S. designer to create male and female outfits for the Olympics’ closing ceremony this summer. Peter Zeytoonjian, managing director of consumer products and licensing for the U.S. Olympic Committee said of the designs:
Ralph Lauren takes great pride in understanding our U.S. athletes and creating a sense of patriotism through clothing. The Closing Ceremony garments embody our national sentiment of what it means to be an American.
The U.S. team’s closing ceremony uniform revolves around a nautical theme while the village wear outfits include more casual pieces, such as mesh polos, tanks, and tunics. All of the clothing is emblazoned with the red, white, and blue Team U.S.A. logo and Ralph Lauren’s signature Big Pony logo. The U.S. Olympic Team’s opening ceremony uniforms is set to be revealed sometime this summer before the July 27 opening day of the 2012 London Olympics. In the meantime, fans can purchase the Ralph Lauren 2012 Team USA Olympic Collection on Ralph Lauren’s website and select stores.