ATHLETES HIT THE FRONT ROWS TO VIEW NEW YORK FASHION WEEK SPRING ’16 COLLECTIONS
This season, New York Fashion Week brought out a wide variety of professional athletes, from style veterans to fashion show rookies. Beyond viewing the Spring ’16 collections from their front row seats, athletes continued to promote their individual style endeavors, including the launch of signature fashion lines.
The NHL’s most dapper dresser, Henrik Lundqvist, had a front row seat at the Gant Spring ’16 runway show. The Rangers goalie supported the designer in style, wearing a Gant Rugger Shawler Blazer for the occasion.
Alex Morgan was among the famous faces at the BCBGMaxazria Runway and Nicole Miller shows, styled by Jasmine Caccamo in looks from each designer.
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Fashion Week regulars Amar’e Stoudemire and Victor Cruz joined a star-studded front row to view Givenchy’s Spring’ 16 lineup.
The Kids Rock! fashion show, which benefitted the Victor Cruz Foundation, featured the children of athletes including Devon Still, Steve Weatherford and Cruz, as runway models.
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Russell Westbrook had yet another jam-packed fashion week schedule, attending shows and launching his latest apparel collection. Included on his roster was a visit to Givenchy and the debut of his Westbrook XO Barneys New York x Public School collection, available here.
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Blake Griffin joined Westbrook and Lewis Hamilton at the Public School presentation, which marked his first-ever show. There he spoke with the New York Times about the challenges in finding apparel for his size.
“It can be much tougher than you think trying to be this big and be fashion-conscious — and don’t even get me started on the hassle I have trying to find really cool sneakers,” he added. “Perhaps the guys can make me a bespoke pair from the collection we just saw.”
Like Griffin, Kevin Love attended his first fashion show, Ralph Lauren. He spoke with Vogue about the experience, the brand, and difficulties in dressing his frame. “There’s a confidence and self-awareness you get in a suit that has taken a lot to make and handcraft and was made to fit you.”
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Never far from the fashion action, Dwyane Wade took in the Prabal Gurung Spring ’16 show.
Kelly Oubre was a style standout at the 2015 NBA Draft and the rookie made his way to New York for the fashion week festivities.
Merging sports and style, David Beckham and Vogue’s Anna Wintour were spotted at the US Open and in attendance for the Victoria Beckham show.
Fresh off the US Open, Serena Williams showcased her “Serena Williams Signature Statement” collection for HSN, where fringe details were at the forefront.