Australian uniforms to be worn at September's Paralympic Games in Rio de Janeiro have been unveiled today during a special ceremony at Sydney’s Doltone House.
Twenty-one Paralympic athletes were present to model the range, which will be worn during competition, in the Athletes' Village and during both Opening and Closing Ceremonies.
The ceremonial uniforms, designed by iconic Australian brand R.M. Williams, features striking sky blue blazers paired with a long sleeve shirt, washed chinos in variances of green, gold and ochre, with a navy suede belt.
Competition and casual wear is provided by leading sports performance brand 2XU, with outfits incorporating indigenous artwork by design studio, Balarinji.
Swimming racing suits designed by Speedo are also included.
It will mark the third successive Paralympic Games in which 2XU has contributed to Australian kit.
“It is our hope that this uniform will further connect each athlete to our team and our history, and provide a stronger sense of identity as we strive for a common goal," said Australian Chef de Mission Kate McLoughlin.
“The 2XU competition and casual range captures the spirit and history of our country.
"The design pattern artwork designed by Balarinji carries the meaning of ‘landmark, presence on country’ giving our 2016 athletes identity and purpose.
“The connected circles express the strength of shared intent and the strings of dots depict dynamic energy.”
The designs create "world leading technical, casual and compression apparel whose performance integrity would not be compromised in the tailoring process," a statement said.
“Our one aim in creating the uniforms for the Rio 2016 Paralympic team was to create garments that would excel against any athlete in the world,” added Mike Keeley, 2XU Global Teamwear & Institutional Business Manager.
“In this way we have the same goal as the athletes themselves, which makes the partnership a natural fit.”