Monday, February 10, 2014

Olympic Uniforms

I had thought the Ralph Lauren sweaters with their faux-retro appeal, rather ugly when I saw them individually.  But when you look at pictures of them on a team marching in the ceremonies, they are much more attractive.  I doubt that occurred to anyone who is planning on selling similar items to individuals, not massed ski clubs, but there it is.


Christopher B said...
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Christopher B said...

Interesting. Our reaction was the opposite. The massed effect turned a design that was (charitably) retro-quirky solo into an ugly sweater party, as if the design was created for a single wearer to stand out in a group. I think RL designers would be likely to have that mode of thinking as well as considering the current 'ugly sweater' fad for commercial appeal.