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Canada has had plenty to be proud of recently. A new Prime Minister, a chart-topping Drake. (And Justin Bieber is doing okay these days, right?) Aside from these obvious Canadian game-changers, they've also given us Dean and Dan Caten — the twin brothers behind the luxury brand Dsquared2.
Having a worldwide fashion brand on your home team certainly can't hurt, especially when the Olympics roll around. That's why Team Canada tapped the designers to create their uniforms for the opening ceremony at the 2016 Games this year in Rio, Brazil.
The duo partnered with the Canadian department store Hudson's Bay on the designs, which a press release describes as "an innovative mash-up of two diverse worlds: tailoring and sport."
The brand's runway clothes are usually very luxe and expensive (think crystal-embellished gowns and $2,000 suits), but these are a bit more subdued and laidback. There's a nylon-cotton men's and women's jacket that combines the elements of a windbreaker and a blazer, an oversized white cotton T-shirt with V-shaped tails to play up the whole tuxedo look, and plenty of maple leaf motifs.
The announcement comes after backlash Dsquared2 received for their fall 2015 "Canadian Indian inspired" collection called Dsquaw. Aside from the racial slur "squaw" used in its name, the collection consisted of clothing that many people labeled as cultural appropriation.
See below for a first look at the opening ceremony look, and join with us in the countdown to the 2016 Olympic Games: