Team USA is totally going to have a Katniss moment! Team USA’s Opening Ceremony uniforms will illuminate Maracana Stadium as the flag bearer steps out — and you can get your first look at them right here.
Ahead of the Rio Olympics Team USA showed off their opening ceremony uniforms on the Today show on July 29 — and we can’t tear our eyes away from the new design! Crafted by Ralph Lauren, the patriotic attire has a preppy vibe that’s perfect for the occasion — but this year the design incorporated an element that will ensure one thing: Team USA will totally stand out — especially when the U.S. flag bearer makes their entrance. Although the flag bearer hasn’t been announced just yet, they will don a blazer that glows. How cool is that?
The navy jacket features white letters that read “USA” on the back on the blazer — but that’s not all. Electroluminescent panels will light up the letters, creating a cool, can’t-miss experience. It sounds like something out of the Jetsons! The jacket definitely stuck to classic, cool tailoring which evoked such a traditional American vibe — we love the way the jacket pays homage to the country.
While the flag bearer jacket will definitely be the highlight, the other members will look just as chic as they rock pony-emblazoned blazers over red, white and blue striped shirts. Americana boat shoes and cropped white pants will top off the preppy, classic attire.
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“The Flag Bearer Jacket will literally light the way for Team USA as they represent our country in the Opening Ceremony of the Olympic Games,” David Lauren said in a statement. “This groundbreaking jacket exemplifies Ralph Lauren’s continued exploration of the intersection of fashion and technology. For an athlete, being chosen as the flag bearer for Team USA is an extraordinary honor, and we wanted to pay tribute to that position.”
Do you agree? What do you think of the fashionable, futuristic addition to Team USA’s uniforms?