3 posts tagged "2014 Winter Olympics"
Cynthia Rowley took Olympic gold medalist skier Lindsey Vonn to the CFDA Awards party last June. So it’s only fair that Vonn will take Rowley to the upcoming Winter Olympics in Sochi—sort of. Last week, Vonn and Rowley announced that they were holding a competition in which fans could vote for one of four ski helmets that Rowley mocked up. The winning piece will be worn by Vonn as she races down the Russian slopes in February. Well, the results are in, and Rowley’s snow leopard helmet is the public’s protective headgear of choice. “I loved working on all the designs,” Rowley told Style.com. “I can’t pick a favorite, but I do love the snow leopard. We secretly used Lindsey’s eyes in the winning design,” she offered, referring to the alpine cat’s emerald peepers. As for her own skiing skills, Rowley’s been known to conquer a mountain or two. In fact, the designer even created her own bonded ski leggings (above). “This is where our two favorite sports meet!” she laughed.
Ralph Lauren won’t be the only one outfitting America’s athletes for the 2014 Winter Olympics in Sochi. Burton, too, has created some duds for the competitors—specifically, the snowboarding team. The kit’s oatmeal wool beanies, camel long johns, and eggshell yellow gloves don’t exactly scream patriotism. However, with their weathered stars and stripes motifs, the patchwork cream, blue, gingham, and plaid hooded parkas scream vintage Americana. Go forth and shred it in style, Team U.S.A.
The 2014 Olympic Games in Sochi, Russia, are fast approaching, and today, Ralph Lauren—the official outfitter of Team U.S.A.—has unveiled the athletes’ closing ceremony garb. Lauren, who’s been dressing America’s Olympians since 2008, caught some flack last year for producing the sports stars’ uniforms in China, but this time around, RL made sure that each and every stitch was done right here in the U.S. of A. The team’s Opening Ceremony ensembles will be revealed closer to the games, which kick off on February 7.