Antigua designer gives Solheim Cup’s Team USA a fresh look

Take a look at Team USA’s 2017 Solheim Cup uniforms.

Image of Team USA uniforms
Juli Inkster, captain of the 2017 Solheim Cup’s Team USA, has asked fans in Des Moines, Iowa, to wear red, white and blue.

Not necessarily all at once, though: red on Friday, white on Saturday and blue on Sunday. And not necessarily coordinating with the uniforms that have been created by Antigua designer Danielle Dellios.

Here’s the scoop on those from Antigua spokeswoman Mary Beth Lacy:

Having created Team USA’s clothing at the last three Solheim Cups, working on the 2017 uniforms presented a unique challenge for Dellios, who created something fresh and new using the traditional red, white and blue color scheme.
 
“Instead of coming up with designs that were solely ‘Americana’ in feeling, I decided to give the team a more sport-driven look,” said Dellios. The abstract prints in the new designs are a big change from the previous outfit presentation.
Inkster has been very active with input on the uniform designs for both her winning team in 2015 in Germany and for the 2017 uniforms.
 
“She also loves to get American fans involved by asking them to wear red one day, white another day and navy blue the third day — to support the team’s efforts on the course,” said Dellios. “She has been fantastic to work with through the whole process.”
 
The Friday outfit for the first day of competition at the 2017 Solheim Cup features a new take on polka dots — the red and white print Ascend polo is matched with the Ascend skort and short that sport a mirrored version of the same print, in white with red dots. The gradient dotted pattern creates an optical illusion.
The team will start Saturday’s matches wearing the Prize polo and skort. The polo features a zip placket, a solid white body with contrast navy color printed insets. The print pattern is reminiscent of all-over sequins, minus the metallic effect. The coordinating skort is printed all-over with solid white welt pockets and waistband. Both the polo and skort feature a stretch jersey knit fabric.
On Sunday, the team will don mostly white with an asymmetrical engineered printed navy and red triangle. The Pyramid polo features a snap placket with front and back printed panels. The coordinating Pyramid short and skort feature the same print, with a star cut-out in the triangle pattern. The skort is made of a stretch jersey knit fabric, while the short is made from stretch twill woven fabric.
It’s a fair bet that Cutter + Buck won’t be coming out conservative for Team Europe either. It produces the Annika brand, which is known for head-turning looks that also are meticulously fitted to move with the golf swing.
When it comes to the clothing, this could be one very close Solheim Cup score.

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