Cancel all your regularly scheduled TV watching: The Olympics officially kick off in Pyeongchang, South Korea, today. And while the worldwide event is certainly more about athleticism and teamwork, those looking for a fashion spectacular won’t likely be disappointed either. Every winter Olympics we eagerly wait for the glamour, the sparkle, and the many, many bedazzled leotards from the figure skating competition. So while we wait, we reimagined the action on the ice with the help of an expert.
Benjamin Seidler is a designer, illustrator, and the man behind the fantasy fashion Instagram account we love to follow. He’s also the visionary behind the high-fashion-meets-aspiring-gold-medalists looks below. Seidler has envisioned what the soloists on the U.S. Figure Skating Team might wear if they were choosing from the runways alone. The results? Ensembles that are bold, luxe, completely performance-worthy, and just what we need to keep us in suspense before the official competition begins.
Scroll down for Seidler's creations and how he chose them for each Olympian.