Team Canada finally revealed their outfits last week Tuesday, April 19th 2016, for the 2016 Rio Summer Olympics and Paralympics. This was the first time the outfits for the opening and closing ceremonies could be seen by the public, before the actual opening ceremony taking place on August 5th, 2016.
The Canadian design duo of the high-end label, Dsquared2, Dean and Dan Catan, designed the 2016 Olympic uniform, for Hudson’s Bay. The opening ceremony will see the Canadian athletes wearing red and black blazers with a giant maple leaf on the back. While Blazer’s are more commonly associated with formal wear and business men, the Canadian athletes are changing it up. The Canadian blazers for the Olympic opening and closing ceremony are made from windbreaker material, which gives the athletes a sporty feel with a smart look!
A full team collection, of course, forms part of what the athletes will be wearing during the duration of the event.
Mixed Reactions about the Olympic Outfit
Since the reveal, the uniforms have generated a lot of buzz from the Twitter community. While some love the designs, there a few who are not big fans of the design, and the rest expressed neutral thoughts.
It was not the first time that the Dsquared duo had designed uniforms for the Olympics. In 2010 they designed the uniforms for the Winter Olympics that were going to happen in Vancouver. Everyone may have their own opinion about the collection, we can all agree the collection definitely captures the strength of Canada and creates a look that’s iconic, modern and most importantly Canadian!
For any of the fans of the clothing, you will be happy to hear that the replicas will be sold at all the Hudson’s Bay outlets in Canada starting from the 4th of May. The price will start from $19.99 up to $150 for both male and female clothing.