for those in the snow

Australian opening ceremony uniforms revealed

Australia’s Sochi Winter Olympics Opening Ceremony Uniform has been revealed and after our Sochi Fashion Wars post of the world’s Olympic uniform fashion disasters went viral in Latvia, yes Latvia, I was hoping for something from the Australian camp to stir the pot.

But to be honest, I think this uniform is a job well done. Yes it is ‘safe’, lovers will call it classic or classy, haters will call it bland. But what we’re really excited about is the ‘formal wear’ (pics further down the blog).

Australia's opening ceremony uniform

Australia’s opening ceremony uniform

Here’s the breakdown on the Opening Ceremony clobber. A white jacket and yellow beanie by Karbon, forest green jeans and belt by Sportscraft and adidas mountain boots for the footsies. Nothing offensive there.

Australia's Opening Ceremony Uniforms

Australia’s Opening Ceremony Uniforms. Photo credit: olympics.com.au

“The Opening Ceremony uniform has a very youthful look to reflect the Team,” Australian Chef de Mission Chesterman explained at the announcement in Sochi. “It has an urban mountain resort feel that perfectly matches the combination of city and mountain locations in Sochi.”

Opening ceremony, extreme ski/snowboard, and formal wear for the Australian Olympic Team. Photo credit: AOC

Opening ceremony, extreme ski/snowboard, and formal wear for the Australian Olympic Team. Photo credit: Olympics.com.au

View the full Australian uniform reveal on the @ausolympicteam instagram account and this video. I especially like the formal wear outlined below but then I always loved a private school boy.

Australian Winter Olympic Athletes formalwear for Team Reception and Flag Bearer Announcement

Australian Winter Olympic Athletes formalwear for Team Reception and Flag Bearer Announcement

When the Australian Team Flagbearer is named at an official reception on February 6, the Team will wear the formal uniform provided by Sportscraft: tan pants (thank god they are not yellow), a white shirt, grey knit jumper, blue silk scarf or tie, classic Blundstone boots and a bottle green blazer lined with the names of 198 Australian winter Olympians. And a cool looking scarf that we’d be proud to wear on any day.

Sportscraft designed the blazer which is lined with the names of Australia's 198 Winter Olympic athletes

Sportscraft designed the blazer which is lined with the names of Australia’s 198 Winter Olympic athletes

What do you think of the Australian Opening Ceremony outfit? For outfits from the rest of the world at Sochi check out our Sochi Fashion Wars blog.


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