HOCKEY NIGHT IN CANADA CREW PAIRED WITH TOP DESIGNERS FOR A FASHION MAKEOVER
Off-the-ice, there are many hockey players who have an appreciation for fashion. But as it relates to NHL commentating, it is Don Cherry who always dominates the fashion conversation. With a wardrobe characterized by outlandish jackets, unexpected color combinations and a flair for vibrant patterns, he’s largely recognized for his eye-catching sartorial choices. As Elliotte Friedman of CBC Hockey Night In Canada explained:
“We also know that the guy who has mixed fashion and hockey the best is Don Cherry. He has made a living out of combining fashion and hockey and I think that a whole generation of players and media look and that and say, ‘How are we going to do that too?'”
Taking a break from the action on the ice during the NHL Playoffs, Friedman and the Hockey Night in Canada crew turned their focus to fashion. Each member of the studio team was paired with a top Canadian fashion designer, to give them a style overhaul. The pairings were as follows:
- Ron MacLean was styled by Toronto-based Christopher Bates.
- P.J. Stock was styled by Toronto’s Philip Sparks.
- Elliotte Friedman was styled by Calgary’s Haithem Elkadiki.
- Glenn Healy was styled by Toronto’s Farley Chatto.
- Kevin Weekes was styled by Toronto’s Marlon Durrant.
- Andi Petrillo was styled by Toronto’s Caitlin Power
The fresh new looks were revealed during a playoff pre-game show dubbed “Fashion Night in Canada.” After a fan vote, Kevin Weekes and his designer, Marlon Durrant, scored best-dressed honors. His casual ensemble of jeans and blazer was dressed up with a colorful scarf, pocket square and wing tip shoes. Leaving no detail unturned, his shirt cuffs were also embellished with the NHL logo.
(photos via cbc.ca)
For more on each look, visit here. Check it out video footage of the unveil: