Polo Goes International for Japanese-Inspired “Tokyo Stadium” Collection

Ralph Lauren joined forces with Japanese icon HIRO and LDH Japan for a love letter to the '90s

By Paolo Sandoval

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It’s hard to find a city more appropriate for Polo Ralph Lauren than Tokyo. There’s countless similarities drawing them together: the embrace of color, the lightning-quick pace, the respect for iconography. It feels only fitting, then, for the city to take (quite literally) center stage in PRL’s latest capsule, “Tokyo Stadium.”

In partnership with HIRO, LDH founder and original leader of EXILE, a Japanese boy band massive popular at home and abroad, the collection aims to revolutionize the classic ’90s look of “Polo Stadium” in a new, bold manor, while drawing inspiration from and paying homage to the pop culture scene of Japan that birthed EXILE and played a massive hand in the 1992 Tokyo Olympic Games.

Part of the 1992 Tokyo Olympic look, this classic PRL jacket served as inspiration for the collection.
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The collection integrates HIRO’s daring style and affinity for a bright palette and street-inspired apparel with the classic heritage makes of Polo Ralph Lauren’s prep sensibilities. Shot throughout the city, the capsule pops against the emblematic scenes of Tokyo — a bright, patterned jacket agains the skyline, or a streetwear look in a scenic tea garden. In the friends and family disposition of both EXILE and PRL, the campaign features AKIRA, current leader of EXILE, as well as other members of the band.

The Polo Ralph Lauren x Tokyo Stadium Jacket is full of classic Japanese and PRL iconography.
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The Tokyo Stadium” capsule features of a host of apparel and accessories, ranging from the definitive full-zip Stadium Jacket (seen above) to a ’90s throwback Multi-Pouch Bag (seen below). Riffing on PRL Stadium collection classics like utility vests, tear-away pants, and tank tops, but incorporating new takes from Japanese-influenced aesthetics, like the bucket hat and hype-y sneakers.

The PRL Tokyo Stadium Multi-Pouch Bag follows the image-heavy, black and blue theme of the collection.
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The Polo Ralph Lauren “Tokyo Stadium” Collection releases October 21 on the Polo App and GOAT, as well as select PRL retails stores. Stretch out, lace up, and get ready to stun the competition in the PRL “Tokyo Stadium” collection.