David Beckham was recently tapped as the new face of Belstaff. The luxury British fashion label has unveiled its new Spring/Summer ’14 campaign featuring the former football star. Shot by Peter Lindbergh in the English countryside, the campaign has Beckham posing with his “band of brothers,” while donning Belstaff’s leather fashions.
In addition to starring in the campaign, Beckham is also collaborating with the brand on a capsule collection. The Beckham for Belstaff Collection will include nine pieces, set to hit Belstaff stores worldwide and belstaff.com in March, with selected stores added in June. According to WWD:
In his view, the special piece is the grayish blue leather jacket, protectively but still subtly quilted on the shoulders and arms. “I love the blue, and it’s something I’d wear on or off my bike,” Beckham commented. Inspired by pieces from the almost-90-year-old company’s archive, the … Read More »
Each season, the NBA Christmas Day games showcase a new crop of hardwood fashions. Last year the league dressed the participating teams in “BIG Color” uniforms. The gear featured a monochromatic color scheme with solid color team logos, names, and numbers framed with minimal accent color and a shimmer finish.
With Christmas quickly approaching, the latest NBA holiday digs have been revealed. Teams have been experimenting with short sleeve jerseys on-court, and now the untraditional style has made its way onto the seasonal fashions. The uniforms will be officially unveiled later this month, but Uni Watch confirmed the designs, explaining:
The jerseys will have sleeves and, more intriguingly, will not have uniform numbers on the front. Instead, they will carry a team logo on the chest, similar to a hockey jersey, with the uniform number moved to the left sleeve. Each player’s … Read More »
Dez Bryant’s passion for the game has been evident both on-field and on the sidelines in the last few weeks. The Dallas Cowboys receiver recently opened up to Flaunt magazine, for an interview that tackles this topic among others. Within the piece, he discusses subjects ranging from his upbringing to his harsh critics.
On his NFL Draft day:
“The whole draft process, it was crazy for me. I damn near visited every team.”
On preparing for college:
“Truth be told, I didn’t know [much]. After my junior year, a lot of schools were interested, any school you can think of…and I started to get nervous. I never thought about me, Dez, going to a major university.”
On dealing with his critics in the Dallas media:
“This is how I look at it: It all depends on where you come from, when you come out of the … Read More »
American Express and the NBA have teamed up on a first-of-its-kind digital destination on NBA.com, dubbed “Off the Court.” The new feature will highlight players’ personal passions, pursuits and interests outside the game, in an effort to engage fans in a unique way and offer a deeper connection to the league’s stars. The first installment of “Off The Court” focuses on Boston Celtics point guard, Rajon Rondo, and his passion: style.
Fashion has become an integral part of the game and Rondo is one of many players across the league with a vested interest in the industry. In the sartorial arena, he’s evolved from “dressing big” when he first came into the NBA, to making headlines for his fashion choices. Within the featured video, Rondo credits his Summer 2011 internship at GQ magazine as helping to step up his style. Below are a few excerpts from … Read More »
Designers including Dolce & Gabbana and Armani have teamed up with top football clubs to ensure that players and coaches are dapperly dressed off-the-field. The worlds of football and fashion have collided yet again, as Real Madrid and Versace have signed an agreement for the Italian company to outfit the coaching staff and players throughout the season. This is not Versace’s first foray into the sport. The fashion house previously dressed F.C. Internazionale for the 2011-2012 season.
Real Madrid’s new digs were designed and produced for official occasions attended by the Club and its team. Players first donned the Versace threads when they arrived in Turin, prior to a match against Juventus in the Champions League:
(photo via realmadrid.com)
The exclusively designed, made to measure outfit includes a wool suit with a two button jacket with interfacing on a black background and jet pocket — … Read More »
Following an impressive win over the New Orleans Saints this weekend, the New York Jets traded their gridiron garb for designer suits, all in the name of charity. Players helped to raise money for the New York Jets Foundation and local food banks, with a live auction and a fashion show presented by Saks Fifth Avenue and Mastercard. The 2013 “Taste of the NFL” event was hosted by Jets center, Nick Mangold, and defensive lineman, Muhammad Wilkerson.
The Saks Fifth Avenue men’s fashion presentation featured Mangold, Nick Folk, Geno Smith, Bilal Powell, Willie Colon, Stephen Hill, Calvin Pace, Austin Howard and Nick Bellore, among other players. The teammates modeled a range of suiting styles from the retailer’s private menswear collection.
For more information on the Jets “Taste of the NFL” event, visit here, and for additional photos, visit here. Check out the Jets … Read More »
With fewer than 100 days until the Winter Olympics, clothing companies continue to debut team designs. Husdon’s Bay Company has outfitted Team Canada for previous Olympic Games in Torino, Beijing, Vancouver and London, and the retailer will once again dress the team in Sochi. All clothing for the Olympians was made in Canada.
At an unveiling in Toronto, Hudson’s Bay Company revealed the fashions to be worn at the opening and closing ceremonies, in the Olympic Village, and on the medal podium. The team wardrobe features a range of vintage-inspired styles, described by The Globe & Mail:
More than a dozen Olympic and Paralympic athletes from across Canada modelled the uniforms, which combine vintage-looking design with modern touches such as tailored silhouettes and stylized images of beavers, polar bears and loons. Individual items include a bright-red, wool duffel coat with decorative toggle buttons … Read More »
Victor Cruz’s success on the gridiron is matched by success in his off-field fashion endeavors. His fans and teammates have embraced his transition into clothing design, and his Young Whales brand. The apparel company was founded 2011, by Cruz and Chicago Bears DT, Nate Collins.
Cruz has described the Young Whales line as “street meets high-fashion.” The clothing range includes a variety of long-sleeve tees, short-sleeve tees, crewneck sweatshirts, hoodies, and caps. Many styles feature an interlocking “YW” logo or a cartoon whale holding a sack of money. The company name is a play on words, as a high roller in the casino industry is referred to as a “whale.”
The New York Giants WR recently launched the brand’s Fall 2013 collection at a pop-up shop at Civilized Nation, in his hometown of Paterson, New Jersey. Cruz’ teammate, Corey Webster, was also on-hand to support the … Read More »
As one of the NBA’s top trendsetters, Dwyane Wade’s novel way of dressing has influenced players across the league. He’s constantly recognized among the best-dressed athletes, with a standout style from head-to-toe. Now the hoops star and style icon is capitalizing on the latter. Wade has collaborated with Stance Socks to develop a signature collection. He’s no stranger to the world of fashion design, but this marks his first venture into the sock industry.
The company’s bold, unconventional designs have often been seen on the feet of Wade. Together with the NBA star, Stace Socks has launched The Dwyane Wade Collection. The range of casual and gentlemen socks were designed and developed by Wade himself and include 13 different styles. Calyann Barnett, Creative Consultant of Brand Wade, also collaborated on various designs for the collection, which pulled inspiration from Wade’s personal … Read More »
Earlier this year, H&M entered the tennis design game, when the Swedish retailer tapped Tomas Berdych as a brand ambassador. As part of the long-term partnership, Berdych would wear H&M apparel both on and off-the-court, and work closely with the company to co-design its first collection of tennis apparel.
The Czech player has been sporting H&M branded gear throughout the tennis season, including the 2013 U.S. Open. Now the company has launched its exclusive Tomas Berdych Collection of tennis gear, available online and in select stores. The range consists of tees, shorts, socks, sweatbands and caps. Items boast an affordable price tag, ranging from $5.95 for sweatbands to $34.95 for tennis shorts.
Fans can shop the full collection here.
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