NEW YORK--(BUSINESS WIRE)--Macy’s and Emmy-award winning TV/radio host and producer Ryan Seacrest are collaborating in celebration of the 2016 Summer Olympic Games in Rio de Janeiro with an exclusive new fashion collection inspired by the sights and sounds of the Brazilian destination: Ryan Seacrest Distinction Rio. The 13-piece assortment features a mixture of sportswear clothing and accessories that express a stylishly casual, easy vibe. Ryan Seacrest will be traveling to Rio to host late night coverage of the Games, and the men’s sportswear capsule collection represents all the essentials needed for a summer stay in the Brazilian city, with lifestyle pieces that effortlessly take you from a day on the beach to a night on the town.
“The idea for the Rio collection was inspired by the upcoming 2016 Rio Olympic Games which I am lucky enough to be hosting live late-night on NBC,” said Ryan Seacrest. “The Rio collection is a reflection of the city’s excitement, spontaneity, vibrant culture, and of course, the liveliness of the games.”
Shimmering beaches, warm-hued sunsets, and the blue water of the sea all influenced the color palette and breezy aesthetic of the Rio collection. Linen and poplin shirts, micropique polos, and chambray shorts are breathable and offer ways to beat the heat and humidity without sacrificing style. A color-blocked baseball windbreaker and pique knitted blazer for relaxed layering, crushable fedora, canvas espadrille, and casual duffle bag channel the chic and carefree jetsetter lifestyle.
“Rio de Janeiro is an effervescent city with an incredibly rich culture steeped in music, art and the celebration of life, making it an excellent host for the 2016 Summer Olympic Games,” said Durand Guion, vice president/fashion director of men’s. “The Rio capsule collection for Ryan Seacrest Distinction embodies this joie de vivre in a coolly sophisticated way, offering a range of trend-right designs perfect for discovering everything the famed city has to offer.”
With styles that will have you equally prepared for lounging on the beaches of Ipanema to partaking in the electrifying samba throughout Copacabana, Ryan Seacrest Distinction Rio embodies the spirit of summer. The limited-edition Rio sportswear collection will be exclusively sold in 150 Macy’s stores and on macys.com beginning June 15.
Ryan Seacrest holds preeminent positions in broadcast and cable television, as well as nationally syndicated radio and local radio. His entrepreneurial interests have led to his involvement in a diverse range of media and entertainment companies, while his philanthropic efforts – focused on youth-oriented initiatives – are having a significant impact nationwide.
He is also host and executive producer of ABC’s annual New Year’s Eve program, “Dick Clark’s Rockin’ Eve with Ryan Seacrest.” He also has an agreement with NBCUniversal that includes on-air broadcasting and producing duties across the NBC and E! Networks; he is the host executive producer of E! Live the Red Carpet award shows, and he will be hosting NBC’s live late night coverage of the 2016 Summer Olympics in Rio. Seacrest is celebrated internationally as the former host of the top-rated primetime talent showcase, "American Idol" on Fox.
On radio, Seacrest is host of "On Air with Ryan Seacrest," his market-topping No. 1 nationally-syndicated L.A. morning drive-time show for iHeart Media's 102.7 KIIS-FM, as well as a nationally-syndicated Top 40 radio show.
Seacrest launched Ryan Seacrest Productions (RSP) in 2006, which has since become an Emmy-winning entertainment production powerhouse creating unscripted, scripted and digital programming. As an entrepreneur, Seacrest has investments in an array of media and entertainment companies.
His philanthropic efforts include serving as chairman of the Ryan Seacrest Foundation. Founded in 2009, the Ryan Seacrest Foundation has opened 10 broadcast media centers – Seacrest Studios – in pediatric hospitals in cities across the country. Dedicated to inspiring today’s youth through entertainment and education-focused initiatives, Seacrest Studios allow pediatric patients to explore the creative realms of radio, television and new media. The Ryan Seacrest Foundation currently has Seacrest Studios at hospitals in Atlanta, Boston, Charlotte, NC, Cincinnati, Dallas, Denver, Nashville, TN, Orange County, CA, Philadelphia and Washington, D.C. Seacrest also serves on the board of the Los Angeles County Museum of Art (LACMA) and as honorary chair of the Grammy Foundation.
Macy's, the largest retail brand of Macy's, Inc. (NYSE:M), delivers fashion and affordable luxury to customers at approximately 734 locations in 45 states, the District of Columbia, Puerto Rico and Guam, as well as to customers in the U.S. and more than 100 international destinations through its leading online store at macys.com. Via its stores, e-commerce site, mobile and social platforms, Macy's offers distinctive assortments including the most desired family of exclusive and fashion brands for him, her and home. Macy's is known for such epic events as Macy's 4th of July Fireworks® and the Macy's Thanksgiving Day Parade®, as well as spectacular fashion shows, culinary events, flower shows and celebrity appearances. Macy's flagship stores -- including Herald Square in New York City, Union Square in San Francisco, State Street in Chicago, and Dadeland in Miami and South Coast Plaza in southern California -- are known internationally and are leading destinations for visitors. Building on a more than 150-year tradition, and with the collective support of customers and employees, Macy's helps strengthen communities by supporting local and national charities giving more than $69 million each year to help make a difference in the lives of our customers.
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About Ryan Seacrest Distinction
Ryan Seacrest Distinction is a leading menswear lifestyle brand recognized for celebrating classic and iconic looks with a contemporary eye. Founded in 2014, the Distinction brand delivers premium fabrics, design, detailing and value to men’s tailored clothing and accessories. Masculine signatures, geometric shapes, proportion, texture, pattern and color are combined in unexpected ways - timelessness made modern. Using the Style Made Smart™ color matching system, jackets, pants, shirts and ties are labeled with the number of the color group they match, creating a perfectly coordinated look. The Ryan Seacrest Distinction brand offers a range of products including men’s tailored clothing, accessories, sweaters, outerwear and sportswear. The Ryan Seacrest Distinction Collection is available exclusively at Macy’s stores nationwide and on macys.com.