The 2016 Olympic Games kick off tomorrow in Rio, Brazil, and with the the exception of the Zika virus, exorbitant crime and poverty, toxic water, and Team Russia's wild doping scandal, this two-week event should be a good time for the sporting world. Who else admits to DVRing the rhythmic gymnastics competitions so you can watch on repeat during the off years? Just me?
Ribbon dancing aside, the Olympics wouldn't be the Olympics without killer fashion swag, and this year's Games have upped the game by recruiting some of the industry's boldest names. Christian Louboutin is outfitting Cuba's athletes, Team France will be clad in Lacoste, and, for the 8th year in a row, Ralph Lauren has designed country club-ready kits for his fellow Americans. Below is a list of more designer-nation pairings--in case you need fun trivia to share at the next watch party. Above, my favorite picks from Ralph Lauren's official--and entirely shoppable--Team USA collection.
- Australia - Sportscraft & Toms
- Canada - DSquared
- Germany - Sioux & Adidas
- Great Britain - Stella McCartney & Simon Jersey
- Italy - Giorgio Armani
- Spain - Joma
- Sweden - H&M
- Ukraine - Andre Tan