The Japan uniforms to be worn for the 2014 Winter Olympics in Sochi, Russia have been designed by Daimaru Matsuzakaya Department Stores. Official sportswear to be worn at awards ceremonies and press conferences is designed by DESCENTE, Mizuno and ASICS Japan under an official partnership agreement with the Japanese Olympic Committee (JOC). Daimaru Matsuzakaya will design clothes to be worn at official events and during transportation.
The designs by Daimaru Matsuzakaya are based in gray. Menswear is accentuated with navy, a traditional Japanese color for men. Men's uniform includes seven items: jacket, slacks, shirt, necktie, belt, socks and long sleeved polo shirt. Womenswear introduces a pink color named “sakura”. Eight items are prepared: jacket, slacks, blouse, scarf, belt, socks, long sleeved polo shirt and shoulder bag. Most of the items will be manufactured by factories in the Tohoku region that are known for their sophisticated and traditional skills.
The jackets for both men and women use high-quality mixed-spun material of cashmere and wool (Super 100). The gold-rimmed buttons adorned with the relief of the JOC first emblem and inner red (of the national flag) piping accentuate the jackets. The slacks are made of high-density and fine quality wool.
For the men’s button-down shirt and women’s skipper-collar blouse, striped materials are used, with blue stripes for men and pink for women. The necktie for men and the scarf for women with cherry blossoms print are made of glossy silk.