KEEPING SCORE: ATHLETES ATTEND MERCEDES BENZ FASHION WEEK IN NEW YORK
Fashions from across the globe have been on full display, as athletes showcase sporting styles at the Winter Olympic games in Sochi. At the same time, fashion houses have revealed the newest Fall/Winter 2014 collections, as part of Mercedes Benz Fashion Week in New York.
A wide array of sports stars continue to make plays for fashion, lining front rows and vying for the spotlight with their showtime sartorial choices. As another season comes to a close, A Glam Slam breaks down the athletes who appeared at Mercedes Benz Fashion Week in New York:
The Heart Truth Red Dress Fashion Show tapped famous female faces to walk the runway, in place of fashion models. The show is meant to raise awareness for heart disease, and has each of the women donning red designs. An injury kept Lindsey Vonn out of the Winter Games in Sochi, but not off the catwalk. Clad in Cynthia Rowley with crutches in tow, the Olympic skier was able to participate in the fashion show. Joining Vonn was fellow Olympian and figure skater, Sasha Cohen, who modeled a gown with a plunging neckline from Marc Bouwer.
(Lindsey Vonn and Sasha Cohen at the Go Red For Women The Heart Truth Red Dress Collection 2014 Show)
Philadelphia Eagles WR, Brad Smith, was once again a strong sports presence throughout the week. Among the stops on his fashion week roster were Hugo Boss, as well as Nautica, where he sat up close with San Diego Chargers LB, Andrew Gachkar.
(Andrew Gachkar and Brad Smith attend Black Sail By Nautica fashion show)
Prior to the Kenneth Cole runway show, Smith had an opportunity to interview the designer, as he continues his Men’s Health magazine reporting duties.
(photo via @brianboye)
Additionally, Smith celebrated the winning designer, Kassie Haji, from his “Design for Brad Smith” competition. Haji accompanied him to events throughout Fashion Week, and is set to have her look produced. An event to honor the contest and its winner was held at Windsor Custom, beneath The Ainsworth in NYC. Below is a shot of the designer and one of her winning sketches:
(photo via @byhajidesigns)
Fellow Eagles footballer, Mychal Kendricks, had a front row seat at the Concept Korea fashion show. Mark McNairy was also among his stops, as he worked to broaden his fashion game.
(Mychal Kendricks attends the Concept Korea fashion show)
One of the NFL’s fashion all-stars, Victor Cruz, made the rounds together with his stylist, Rachel Johnson. He sat beside Kendricks at the Mark McNairy show.
(photo via @javondrake)
Also included in his weekly lineup was a trip to Berluti, to celebrate the opening of the brand’s first U.S. store. He then viewed the latest collection from his designer pals at Public School NYC.
(Victor Cruz celebrates the opening of Berluti’s first U.S. Store)
(photo via @madefw)
Cruz was joined by New York Knicks teammates Amar’e Stoudemire and J.R. Smith at the En 1 Noir show. Despite the apparel that paraded down the runway, Stoudemire’s ensemble was certainly a highlight. His look included a fur hooded vest and a nod to his Jewish heritage, in the form of a gold menorah chain necklace.
(Amar’e Stoudemire attends the En 1 Noir fashion show)
(J.R. Smith and Victor Cruz attend the En 1 Noir fashion show)
(photo via @thomasfaison)
Smith was also on-hand to view Michael Bastian’s latest menswear collection.
(J.R. Smith attends the Michael Bastian fall 2014 fashion show)
Portland Trail Blazers forward, Thomas Robinson, made a front row fashion week appearance at the Kathleen Kye show, accompanied by his stylist, Dexington Steele.
(photo via @dexrob)
NFL’s Visanthe Shiancoe shared the photo below, from the Vogue magazine “Runway Retreat.”
(photo via @thediamondstar)
WNBA star, Skylar Diggins, say runway-side at En 1 Noir, next to model Tyson Beckford:
(Skylar Diggins attends the En 1 Noir fashion show)
Michael Strahan was sandwiched between Bon Jovi and Chris Cuomo, as they sat front row to view the Kenneth Cole Collection show.
(Michael Strahan attends the Kenneth Cole Collection fashion show)
The entire Beckham clan came out to support Victoria, as she presented her latest runway collection. It also provided one of the most memorable fashion week moments.
(photo via washingtonpost.com)