Countries Representing in Style, Rio Olympic Uniforms Released

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Countries Representing in Style, Rio Olympic Uniforms Released

Once again, Polo Ralph Lauren has provided the United States Olympic team with their uniforms,. Going for what could be described as a prep school-like, classic look. A striped belt and shorts matched with tucked in, short sleeve shirts dawning the Polo logo on the front, the USA logo being outstretched across the back. This is a very reserved wardrobe while simple.

Countries Representing in Style, Rio Olympic Uniforms Released

Sportscraft brings a retro look to Australia's national team, one that will certainly draw a line between supporters and critiques. The pinstriped suits with scarves around the neck pay homage to the 1924 Olympic uniform while also bringing necessary comparisons to in-flight staff from the late 1960's.

Countries Representing in Style, Rio Olympic Uniforms Released

Sweden comes to the party sporting active wear with H&M putting an emphasis on the country's native yellow and blue. In addition, these consumer-friendly sweaters, windbreakers and leggings are also primarily made from recyclable fabric.

Countries Representing in Style, Rio Olympic Uniforms Released

One of the largest countries on the planet comes with probably the least pleasant design of this year's games. In an attempt to strongly represent China's native colors, male athletes are wearing red blazers with white pants; female athletes will be seen with yellow blazers and white knee-high skirts. It looks like it could also be used as a fast food companies uniform.

Countries Representing in Style, Rio Olympic Uniforms Released

The Zika virus is an issue many are worried about in regards to this year's Olympic competition, but one the South Korean national team has planned accordingly for. The classy navy blazers and track jackets reeking of national pride all come with a woven mosquito repellent designed to deter instance and spreading of the virus.

Countries Representing in Style, Rio Olympic Uniforms Released

With one of the more interesting and bold combinations, the United Kingdom's design was a collaborative effort between Stella McCartney and Adidas and the input of many of the team's competing athletes. This design shows the country's branding effort blatantly as well as the coat of arms. Using a new synthetic fabric, this design is also 10% lighter than it's 2012 Olympic counterpart.

Countries Representing in Style, Rio Olympic Uniforms Released

Canada's offering fits easily into the athleisure category with their designs from Dan and Dean Caton from DSquared2M. With a basic concept and black and grey color scheme, this is a brilliant finished product when mixed with Canadian red and white. Having the maple leaf stretched across the back of the shirts and jackets rounds out the country's spirited apparel.

Countries Representing in Style, Rio Olympic Uniforms Released

Being that Rene Lacoste is a former athlete himself, it comes as no surprise to see such athletically-oriented uniforms be unveiled for her home country of France. Water resistant ponchos with hoods and trench coats will be worn for the opening ceremony as well with white pants cut at the ankle.

Countries Representing in Style, Rio Olympic Uniforms Released

In what can easily be considered an improvement from their 2012 Olympic uniforms, Russia brings a classic sportswear look with an interesting design. The track jacket and pants come with the Russian colors stacked upon one another going up the piece, making the case for simple being more in this instance.

Countries Representing in Style, Rio Olympic Uniforms Released

Reserved in some ways and bold in others, Emporio Armani has crafted some special sportswear for their home country to adorn. Showing zip-up jackets with two slashes resembling a "7" across the front and the Italian emblem on the chest, this is paired with eye-catching shoes that sports the country's national colors from front to back.

Countries Representing in Style, Rio Olympic Uniforms Released

Germany steals the show this year, bringing the most fashion forward take on athleisure available. Simple white sweatshirts with black track pants is a classic look from Adidas< with Sioux, a provider for over four decades, designing an elegant red shoe. Regardless of their success this summer, Germany already has a win.

Every four years, the summer becomes home to the biggest recurring sports event in human history. The Summer Olympics return, bringing excitement and anticipation for the culminating celebration. Also, it signifies the release of new uniforms by some of the world’s top designers to represent the countries involved. The 2016 Rio Olympic Games already have a promising collection to showcase less than two weeks away from the festivities.

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