French athletes pose with their Olympic kit for Pyeongchang 2018 ©CNOSF/Twitter

France are hoping to win 20 medals at next year's Winter Olympic Games in Pyeongchang after the formal unveiling of their Lacoste-designed kit.

A design featured around the two concepts of "elegance and minimalism" has been unveiled by the company who also designed French kits for Sochi 2014 and Rio 2016.

Double Olympic biathlon champion and Rio 2016 flagbearer Martin Fourcade was among those to model the design.

It consists of a navy fleece zip sweatshirt, "cool"-fitting track trousers and a parka of the same type color marked "France" on the back to be worn during Opening and Closing Ceremonies.

A blue, white and red polo shirt and a white jacket is among kit due to be worn in the Athletes' Villages.

French Skiing Federation technical director Fabien Saguez announced the 20 medal target for the sports of skiing and biathlon alone after a haul of 15 at Sochi 2014.

All of these medals came on snow: in Alpine, Nordic and freestyle skiing and snowboarding and biathlon.

In addition to Fourcade individual and pursuit successes, Pierre Vaultier triumphed in the men's snowboardcross and Jean-Frederic Chapuis claimed first place in the men's ski cross.

France also won four silver and seven bronze medals at Sochi 2014.

Last month French Sports Minister Laura Flessel warned her country could miss next year's Games because of the security situation on the Korean Peninsula.

Flessel claimed warned if the crisis deepened and "our security cannot be assured, the French Olympics team will stay at home".

Denis Masseglia, President of the French National Olympic and Sports Committee, distanced himself from Flessel by claiming that they have no plans to miss Pyeongchang 2018.

Fourcade was among those to insist they planned to attend during the presentation ceremony.

"As an athlete, and the flag bearer for the French delegation, I‘m preparing calmly for these Games with the will to go to Korea," he said.

"I fully trust the institutions and at no moment have I thought these Games won’t take place."