Following a recent sponsorship with NBA rookie Frank Kaminsky, JCPenney has linked up with another sports star. The retailer launched a men’s suit collection with Michael Strahan. The NFL Hall of Famer and former New York Giant has made the transition from gridiron gear to a sharp suiting style, for his roles as LIVE! with Kelly and Michael co-host and NFL on FOX broadcaster.
“My new collection at JCPenney reflects my personal style,” said Strahan. “I believe every man should be able to afford a well-made suit, one that is comfortable and stylish.”
The “Collection by Michael Strahan” features tailored suit separates, sport coats, dress shirts, and accessories. Strahan played a role in the design process, which included working with the designers and selecting styles and fabrics that would accommodate his busy lifestyle. Among the featured fabrics in the line are herringbone, … Read More »
Ocean Drive magazine has tapped Dwyane Wade as its October cover star. Within the featured piece, Wade discusses his family and his future in Miami, as well as NBA Style. In addition to his on-court success, Wade also developed his interest in fashion into business ventures with companies like Li-Ning, The Tie Bar and Stance Socks. He’s long been at the forefront of NBA fashion, known to take risks and cultivate trends.
“I’m glad I’m not that guy who cares about people’s reactions,” Wade tells Ocean Drive. “I’m always in some moment in fashion that’s controversial because I push the boundaries or I’m comfortable doing things that people might not understand. I get a kick out of people’s reactions. I go on Instagram. I like photos that I think are funny, because I’m in on the joke.”
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The NFL recently unveiled the latest installment of its women’s apparel campaign, featuring a new crop of famous female fans, each with a distinct sense of style. To further showcase the updated offerings, the league held its first ever “NFL Women’s Style Showdown” on September 24, at ArtBeam in New York City. The evening also marked the debut of the Super Bowl 50 commemorative clothing collection.
The NFL tapped three bloggers, including A Glam Slam founder Heather Zeller, to curate customizable looks in four categories: “Athleisure,” “Casual Friday,” “Ladies Night Out,” and “Gameday.” Bloggers were tasked with choosing a piece of NFL apparel, and pairing that team gear with on-trend items to showcase the versatility of the football fashions. The finished looks proved that fans don’t have to sacrifice their personal style to demonstrate their team pride. Christine Bibbo Herr of NYCPretty.com and Liz Black of PSItsFashion.com were also … Read More »
David Beckham appears in his Autumn ’15 H&M spot with an unlikely ally: Kevin Hart. The Modern Essentials Selected by David Beckham line, which includes a curated collection of menswear pieces, first debuted this past Spring. In a new global campaign, Beckham and Hart model fashions from the footballer’s updated range, from matching crew neck sweaters to flannel button down shirts.
This marks the third film that Beckham has done with the retailer. H&M spoke to both men about their experience of filming together. To read the full piece, visit here. Below are a few excerpts:
HOW EASY WAS IT TO IMITATE DAVID?
“It was very easy. The thing that David and I have in common is sexiness. It comes naturally to me.”
HOW DO YOU THINK THIS MODERN ESSENTIALS COLLECTION REFLECTS YOUR PERSONAL STYLE?
“When H&M asked me to pick my favorite pieces from their Modern Essentials … Read More »
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.
NHL star #HenrikLundqvist in a #GANTRugger Shawler Blazer at the Global Launch of the House of #GANT at #NYFW
Alex Morgan was among the famous faces at the … Read More »
Mizzen + Main, the American made menswear brand best known for its performance dress shirts, has tapped J.J. Watt as an official ambassador. The company’s shirts have become a wardrobe staple among professional athletes, and Watt is among the sports stars who have been seen donning the apparel.
“Mizzen+Main came into the picture and really changed everything. With a dress shirt that keeps me cool and moves easy, I finally have the proper clothes for when I go on a road trip with the team or nice dinner or function,” said Watt. “When it’s time to dress up in something a little bit more than a football uniform, my go to is Mizzen+Main.”
The Mizzen+Main dress shirts are classic in design, with the added benefit of moisture wicking and wrinkle free qualities. The company’s additional offerings include polos, tees, blazers, henleys, and caps. As Kevin Lavelle, co-founder … Read More »
The Harlem Globetrotters are well-known for entertaining fans with their ball handling skills, but last night the team transitioned from the hardwood to the runway. As part of the annual KIA STYLE360 showcase during New York Fashion Week, the Globetrotters joined forces with reality TV star and fashion designer, Angela Simmons, to unveil a Harlem Globetrotters 90th Anniversary fashion line and commemorative uniforms.
Globetrotters stars Cheese Chisholm, Thunder Law and Smooth Staples modeled the updated uniforms, including red, white and blue styles. Fans can visit www.harlemglobetrotters.com/jerseyvote to vote on which uniform they’d like to see the Globetrotters wear at a future game during the team’s upcoming 90th anniversary world tour.
Simmons also debuted a range of basketball-inspired fashions, taking design cues from the team’s history, while offering a fresh update.
“As a major influencer in the fashion world, Angela Simmons feels the pulse of … Read More »
Gridiron gear gets a stylish update just in time for the start of the NFL season. Tommy Bahama has released its newest NFL apparel line for men and women, dubbed the “Tommy Bahama NFL Premium Sportswear Collection.” This marks the third year that company and the league have joined forces to create an exclusive line of co-branded team designs.
“Tommy Bahama is proud to be teaming up with the NFL again this year to offer a full line of beautifully designed co-branded lifestyle apparel for both men and women,” said Rob Goldberg, Executive Vice President of Marketing at Tommy Bahama. “We understand how passionate football fans are about their teams and our new NFL collection connects them to all their favorites. We look forward to being a part of another great football season and showing NFL fans how to relax in style.”
On the men’s side, the football fashions range … Read More »
Tommy Hilfiger announced last December that Rafael Nadal was tapped as a global ambassador for the company, serving as the face of the Tommy Hilfilger Underwear and Tommy Hilfiger Tailored Collection campaigns. Ahead of the US Open, the fashion house has revealed its new campaign featuring the tennis champ.
Nadal already has underwear modeling experience under his belt. He previous appeared in Emporio Armani Underwear campaign. Tommy Hilfiger spoke about Nadal as their choice. As WWD reports:
“Because we’re so global now, Rafael Nadal resonates globally in most countries in the world. He also looks amazing in the underwear and the clothes,” Hilfiger said.
“He’s not doctored up, that’s the real guy,” said the designer, discussing the underwear ads.”
Check out a preview of Nadal’s new spot:
The new star of … Read More »
Odell Beckham Jr. has joined teammates like Victor Cruz, quickly making a name for himself in the fashion world. The September issue of Vogue magazine features the New York Giants wide receiver in a piece on the “Forces of Fashion,” meant to celebrate “The Most Powerful Names in Fashion Today.”
He’s pictured with Jordan Dunn, wearing denim designs from Hood By Air, shot by Mario Testino. To check out the full article, visit here.
It was an honor to be part of the future of fashion #VogueForcesOfFashion inspired by these designers to take risks @voguemagazine, @mariotestino @jilldemling
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