Saturday, February 13, 2010
Olympic Uniforms: Vancouver 2010
I've been reading some vitriolic comments about the Hudson Bay-designed Canadian uniforms, but I think that the ones in the opening ceremony were attractive. The athletes looked like mini Mounties from a distance (not that this is a stylish goal), and I also liked the Bay scarf/blanket over the flagbearer's shoulders.
A team of fashion students (led by profs) from Ryerson designed them. Not Roots this year . . .
Team USA's uniforms were, I thought, a vast improvement on their summer Olympics Ralph Lauren Gatsby-esque togs.
Of course RL kept his polo pony in plain view, but also incorporated looks for which he is well known; the chunky-knit moose caps could have coded as goofy, but with the sleek white ski pants, navy puffer, and thick white turtleneck sweaters they added a playful, folkloric accent.