Who dresses the Olympic teams

Who dresses the Olympic teams

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On October 29, the main Olympic countdown began - now there are less than 100 days left before the winter games in Sochi. At the same time, the official suppliers of team equipment began to present their Olympic collections. We decided to figure out who dresses the national teams of the world ...

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Who dresses the Olympic teams

Who dresses the Olympic teams

1. Germany - Bogner

The official equipment of the German national team, presented earlier in October, caused, perhaps, the greatest resonance. Her iridescent colors were taken as a protest against new Russian laws prohibiting the promotion of homosexuality, although team officials deny such a "message". And Willy Bogner, the founder of Bogner, a company widely known primarily among fans of alpine skiing, who celebrated its 80th anniversary last year, became the designer of Olympic clothing. Bogner has been dressing the German Olympic team for 17 Winter Olympics, and in 2012, for the first time, they were also entrusted with summer equipment. Bogner himself says that he looked for inspiration for his design in the 1972 Munich Olympics, and not at all at the gay parade.

Who dresses the Olympic teams

2. France - Lacoste

This year, Adidas was replaced as the official kit supplier of the French team by Lacoste, the world famous French manufacturer of sportswear with the crocodile emblem. The company, which wears the Olympic team for the first time, is proud of its French origins, as well as the fact that the entire collection was designed in their Parisian design office and sewn mainly at the factory in Troy, France. The company is also celebrating its 80th anniversary in 2013.

Who dresses the Olympic teams

3. USA - Ralph Lauren

Perhaps the most famous American designer, Ralph Lauren, who has been dressing Americans for 40 years, makes the equipment for the US national team. He presented his collection for the games in Sochi on October 29 - the day of the official report of the last 100 days before the Olympics. After the scandal that erupted around his clothes for past games in London, it is separately emphasized that the entire collection this time is made in the USA. And not only modeled and sewn. For example, the Opening Ceremony sweaters are knitted from American-made yarn from American sheep raised on American ranches.

Who dresses the Olympic teams

4. United Kingdom - Oliver Brown

The supplier of the so-called "ceremonial" clothes for the UK team was Oliver Brown, a manufacturer of impeccable suits made of 100% English wool with 30 years of experience. Oliver Brown is proud of its traditions. For example, it is the only company allowed to sell hats at the Royal Ascot. In total, they will create 1,100 pieces of Olympic ceremonial clothing, including suits for athletes and officials, jackets with an embroidered team logo, shirts, ties and cufflinks for men, and silk scarves for women.

Who dresses the Olympic teams

5. Australia - Blundstone

Regarding the Australian team, we were only able to find out who wears them. The Tasmanian Blundstone Company was founded in 1870. And since then, it has been producing the most comfortable shoes in the world (according to the Australian Olympic Committee).

Who dresses the Olympic teams

6. Canada - Hudson's Bay

Hudson's Bay presented its Olympic collection on October 30 in Toronto. Hudson's Bay Company was founded in 1670 and is the oldest continuously operating company in North America.

Who dresses the Olympic teams

7. Italy - Armani

Armani will again dress the Italian national team at the games in Sochi, or rather, his sports division Emporio Armani EA7. The legendary Italian designer Giorgio Armani founded his empire in 1975 and, at least in our country, doesn’t need much introduction. Armani has not yet presented his 2014 winter Olympic collection, so the photo shows his 2012 collection for the summer games in London.

Who dresses the Olympic teams

8. And what about in Russia?

The Russian team (as well as all employees and volunteers in Sochi) is already being dressed for the Olympics in a row ... not by a famous designer, not by a manufacturer with many years of tradition, but by the Bosco store. A patchwork quilt became the visual image of the Winter Games in Sochi. According to the company, they were faced with the task through a visual image to convey a huge abundance of feelings and sensations associated with such concepts as Motherland, Family, Culture, Time, Olympics, Peace, Nobility, Friends, Memory, Honor, Dreams, Beauty, Freedom, Pride, Warmth, Joy, Greatness, Reliability, Victory, Creativity, Hospitality, Creation, Future, Russia, Planet Earth. How they did it is up to you!

Keywords: Team | Clothes | Olympiad | Olympic games | Sochi

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