Mexico is making a splash in Pyeongchang, South Korea thanks to their alpine ski team uniforms inspired by Día de los Muertos. The outfit was designed by German prince turned Mexican Olympian Hubertus Von Hohenlohe. He is the man that created the mariachi outfits for the 2014 Winter Olympics in Sochi, Russia.
The Mexican Winter Olympics team showed off their alpine ski uniforms.
Rodolfo Dickson and Sarah Schleper are showing off their Día de los Muertos inspired outfits with Hubertus Von Hohenlohe, the designer of the suits. The alpine ski team is known for their culturally expressive outfits that give Mexican culture a chance to shine where it is not expected. Dickson, according to USA Today, is one of many athletes who are representing their former or their parents’ home countries at the Olympics. Dickson was born in Puerto Vallarta, Mexico and was adopted by a Canadian family. Olympic rules state that the only way an athlete can compete for another country is if they hold citizenship in that country. Dickson wants to become an inspiration for more young Mexican nationals to start competing in the Winter Olympics.
“I just want to really start something new,” Dickson told USA Today. “There are a lot of young guys in Colorado who could represent Mexico so in a few years I hope there will be a big team and athletes capable of being really successful.”
Fans and spectators are loving the outfits this year.
OMG. The greatest Olympic outfits in history! Love them! 😅❤ #Olympics
— JuliaSpeaksHerMind 🐘 (@KittyWillBite) February 10, 2018
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They are even suggesting that the outfits deserve a medal in their own right.
Everyone else should just go home now because the Mexican alpine ski team just won the entire Olympics with these uniforms alone pic.twitter.com/Mk8LpjtRu9
— Josh Billinson (@jbillinson) February 9, 2018
There should at least be an Olympic costume contest to decide which country rocked the best look.
Mainly, people are just happy to see a piece of their culture on the world stage.
It is pretty cool to see a piece of Mexican culture up on the mountains in South Korea.