BUFFALO BILLS BRAD SMITH COVERS FASHION WEEK AS MEN’S HEALTH INTERN
After receiving encouragement from a friend, Buffalo Bills WR/QB, Brad Smith, applied for an internship at Men’s Health magazine. It was a fitting off-season pursuit for Smith. In addition to his NFL career, he already has a degree in marketing and an interest in fashion.
Smith is not the first athlete-turned-fashion-intern. Former NHL player, Sean Avery, got the ball rolling when he scored a gig with Vogue magazine back in 2008. Last Fall, Boston Celtics PG, Rajon Rondo, served as a Fashion Week intern for GQ magazine. In similar fashion, Smith will now tackle journalism with a hands-on approach to the week’s activities. According to an AP article:
“I love to see how things come together,” Smith said. “The biggest thing about fashion is image. And here, I’ll get to see how it works behind the scenes what particularly designers go through, how they market things and the whole business behind trying to push their brand forward.”
Throughout the week, Smith will receive style council from his new boss, Men’s Health Fashion Director, Brian Boye. His duties will include interviewing designers, assisting with photo shoots and reporting for the magazine as he surveys the newest Fall/Winter 2013 trends.
“He’s going to get a crash course in everything relating to men’s style,” Boye said. “All of the designers of the shows that he’s going to are real excited that he’s coming with us. A lot of them have offered to dress him for shows. So even if he doesn’t get fashion help in advance, he’s going to get fashion help once he’s on the ground here.”
Smith will join a long list of athletes who are likely to attend runway shows throughout the week. Sports stars have become coveted front row fixtures for designers each season. Stay tuned for Smith’s Fashion Week coverage and check him out below he poses with his new boss, Brian Boye, at the Kenneth Cole show:
(photo via @MensHealthStyle)