As official outfitter of the US Olympic and Paralympic teams for London 2012, Ralph Lauren introduces the athletes serving as the brand’s ambassadors.

After previous involvements of the company at the 2008 Olympic Games in Beijing and the 2010 Olympic Winter Games in Vancouver, Ralph Lauren will design the official opening and closing ceremony parade uniforms for Team USA, as well as a collection of villagewear apparel and accessories.

The Ralph Lauren 2012 Olympic Collection is inspired by the 1948 Olympic Games in London and presents a mix of reproductions, vintage motifs and modern sporting silhouettes in the iconic color palette of red, white and navy. It features reissued heritage pieces from the ‘30s and ‘40s, including, amongst others, fleece warm-ups, a cricket-collar shirt and sweatshirts, the Big Pony polo with the new Olympic team logo along with Olympic-branded accessories, from tote bags and hats to towels and eyewear.

The Ralph Lauren 2012 Olympic Collection for men, women and children will be available for purchase beginning in May in select Ralph Lauren retail stores, Team USA shops, select U.S. department stores and online.