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CRISTIANO RONALDO UNVEILS CR7 UNDERWEAR COLLECTION

Posted on November 1st, by HeatherZeller in BLOG. No Comments

Cristiano Ronaldo is well-versed in the fashion world and in the modeling world. The soccer star and former Emporio Armani Underwear model has merged those interests to design a signature collection of underwear. Yesterday, the footballer officially launched his CR7 Underwear line in Madrid. The collection is a collaborative effort with JBS Textile Group and NY-based fashion designer, Richard Chai. In addition to debuting the new products, he also unveiled the campaign shots for the brand.

(photos via @Cristiano)

The CR7 line includes a range of underwear and sock styles. The collection consists of four different lines: luxury, fashion, basic and boys. Briefs, trunks, boxers and long johns are among the offerings. Items were designed in vibrant colors and prints with the “CR7” logo.  Shop the full collection at cr7underwear.com. Below is a sampling of styles:

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IMAN SHUMPERT AND SPRAYGROUND DESIGN LIMITED-EDITION BACKPACK

Posted on October 31st, by HeatherZeller in BLOG. No Comments

Iman Shumpert is the latest NBA player to get into the design game. Backpacks have made their way to the NBA post-game podium and Shumpert is among the hoops stars who have sported a version of the bag. The New York Knicks forward teamed up with premier backpack and accessories company, Sprayground, to created a limited-edition “21 Shump Street” backpack in the brand’s first athletic collaboration.

The company’s unique range of products aim to “focus on design, creativity, and functionality that’s not afraid to break down barriers in the fashion world and have a chill time doing it.” Shumpert’s personal sense of style aligns well with the brand. The special Sprayground backpack features a gray base, with Shumpert’s jersey number “21” in black, and wings that adorn each side of the bag. In keeping with the theme, only 21 of the backpacks … Read More »



SOCIETY43 PARTNERS WITH THE NBA TO LAUNCH TEAM-THEMED SUNGLASSES

Posted on October 30th, by HeatherZeller in BLOG. No Comments

Society43, Portland-based sunglasses and accessories company, has partnered with the NBA to design a line of team-themed shades for all 30 squads. The company already offers an officially licensed, collegiate collection of eyewear. Similar to the school logoed glasses, the new NBA line will feature designs to match the style and culture of every team.

“We are very excited to expand our reach into the professional sports ranks with this fashion-forward line of NBA sunglasses,” said Jason Bolt, Founder and CEO of Society43. “The NBA fan base is a perfect fit for our design-focused brand and products.”

The sunglasses were designed to incorporate elements of each team, drawing inspiration from logos, fan mantras, uniforms and color schemes. Embellishments range from a tone-on-tone, green shamrock pattern for the Boston Celtics, to a classic black and white style for the Brooklyn Nets, featuring the phrase … Read More »



A GLAM SLAM TALKS TO JASMIN GHAFFARIAN OF THE NORTH FACE ABOUT DESIGNING U.S. FREESKIING UNIFORMS

Posted on October 30th, by HeatherZeller in BLOG, INTERVIEWS. No Comments

The Winter Olympics in Sochi are still months away, but the process of developing team fashions began long ago. The Games will mark the debut of freeskiing athletes, as the sport has joined the Olympic program for the first time. It’s also a first for The North Face, since the brand was tapped to design the U.S. Freeskiing competition uniforms.

In partnership with the athletes, The North Face established a specific style guide for the uniforms developed for all three freeskiing disciplines: halfpipe, slopestyle and skicross. The designs are meant to enhance each athlete’s performance, merging technical aspects with a standout style. In addition to the patriotic red, white and blue hues, the uniforms leave no detail unturned. Several unique touches were woven into the apparel, and the customization of the uniforms helps to bring the “Rebel Americana” theme to life.

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BOBCATS’ GERALD HENDERSON TALKS STYLE WITH CHARLOTTE MAGAZINE

Posted on October 30th, by HeatherZeller in BLOG. No Comments

The 2013-2014 NBA season is officially underway and players across the league continue to make waves on the fashion front. Competition extends off-the-court, as the game’s stars aim to top the sartorial leaderboard. Charlotte Bobcats guard, Gerald Henderson, is featured in the November issue of Charlotte Magazine. Within the piece, dubbed “Staying In Style,” Henderson discusses re-signing with the Bobcats, his interests outside the game, and his personal style. Below are a few style-centric excerpts and for the full interview, read on here.

VB: You play basketball all over the country. Do you consider Charlotte a stylish place?
GH: Charlotte’s got its own style. You go to different cities and you see some outlandish things. I think Charlotte’s more like the style that I am: simple. It’s a little more conservative down south. People don’t dress outside of the box as much here. Even the young crowd, I feel like they keep it simple.

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RALPH LAUREN UNVEILS TEAM USA CLOSING CEREMONY OLYPMIC FASHIONS

Posted on October 30th, by HeatherZeller in BLOG. No Comments

To celebrate the 100 days countdown until the Winter Olympic Games in Sochi, Ralph Lauren has unveiled the Closing Ceremony parade fashions for Team USA. Following London’s “Made in China” fashion debacle, the latest uniforms, including the opening and closing ceremony uniforms and Olympic Village gear, were Made in the USA.

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As AP reports, more than 40 vendors were used, from ranchers in the rural West to yarn spinners in Pennsylvania to sewers in New York’s Garment District. This year’s Olympians will be styled in an ensemble that includes a navy peacoat with a thick red stripe, a chunky ski sweater with a Winter-themed reindeer design, and a knit cap. The items are in line … Read More »



INSIDE THE NFL STYLE LOUNGE

Posted on October 29th, by HeatherZeller in BLOG. No Comments

The NFL has made great strides in its efforts to bridge the gap between fashion and football. Team-branded gear has received a stylish overhaul, NFL Women’s Apparel ads have appeared in top fashion magazines, and “Style Lounges” have become a part of the gameday festivities.

This season, NFL Women’s Apparel continues to host a series of the pop-up retail boutiques at select stadiums nationwide during game days. Football and fashion enthusiasts have the opportunity to shop for the latest women’s apparel and accessories, talk to a professional stylist about how to create their own team look and receive complimentary CoverGirl “fanicures.” Fans can visit NFLShop.com/NFLStyleLounge for additional information and to browse the revamped merchandise offerings.

Upcoming “Style Lounges” include:

Dallas Cowboys (Cowboys Stadium): Sunday, November 3rd
New York Giants (MetLife Stadium): Sunday, November 10th
Denver Broncos (Sports Authority Field at Mile High Stadium): Sunday, November 17th
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JETS D’BRICKASHAW FERGUSON & CHRIS IVORY CELEBRATE LORD & TAYLOR MEN’S FLOOR AT “UP YOUR GAME” EVENT

Posted on October 28th, by HeatherZeller in BLOG. No Comments

To celebrate the unveiling of Lord & Taylor’s new men’s floor at the flagship store on 5th Avenue, the retailer held an event with GQ magazine dubbed “Up Your Game.” Guests were able to tour the new shop with GQ Executive Stylist/Publisher, Brett Fahlgren, and talk fashion and football with New York Jets players D’Brickashaw Ferguson and Chris Ivory.

In keeping with the “Up Your Game” theme, those in attendance had an opportunity to throw around footballs with the featured Jets and obtain men’s style tips from Fahlgren. Lord & Taylor donated 10% of the evening’s proceeds to Career Gear, an organization that caters to men with new or gently used business and professional clothing. Check out the photos below:

(photos via lt-insider.com)

For a closer look at the “Up Your Game” event, watch the video below:

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DAVID BECKHAM & MARIA SHARAPOVA HONOR CFDA/VOGUE FASHION FUND FINALISTS

Posted on October 28th, by HeatherZeller in BLOG. No Comments

David Beckham and Maria Sharapova have long been lauded for their fashion game. Both athletes boast an impressive set of sartorial skills that have caught the attention of Vogue editor-in-chief, Anna Wintour. Wintour has befriended the former footballer and the tennis star. They’ve joined her runway-side during Fashion Week and have attended premiere industry events as her guest.

Beckham and Sharapova represented the sports world as the Council of Fashion Designers of America (CFDA) held a fashion show, hosted by Wintour, to celebrate the CFDA/Vogue Fashion Fund finalists. The featured designers included: Dao-Yi Chow and Maxwell Osborne, Public School, Jason Jones and Mike Feldman, Parabellum, Juan Carlos Obando, Juan Carlos Obando, Marc Alary, Marc Alary, Misha Nonoo, Nonoo, Ryan Lobo and Ramon Martin, TOME, Shimon Ovadia and Ariel Ovadia, Ovadia & Sons, Tim Coppens, Tim Coppens, Todd Snyder, Todd Snyder, Veronica Swanson Beard and Veronica Miele Beard, Veronica Beard. The winner(s) will be announced in New York City on November 11 at a gala dinner.

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RUSSELL WESTBROOK MODELS FALL SWEATER STYLES FOR GQ FRANCE

Posted on October 25th, by HeatherZeller in BLOG. No Comments

Russell Westbrook continues to make a sartorial splash off-the-court. He’s cemented himself as one of the NBA’s style standouts and continues to garner recognition from the fashion industry’s top players. Now his clothing choices are being lauded on an international level. The Oklahoma City Thunder guard is featured in the latest issue of GQ France.

Within the editorial, Westbrook models Fall fashions straight from Paris, specifically sweaters. He shows off the newest knits of the season, in a range of striped, patterned and collegiate designs. Below is an excerpt from the article (based on a loose translation):

This is the only basketball player in the world who’s as feared on the court as in the locker room. With his bold and sharp outfits, the playmaker of the Oklahoma City Thunder reigns supreme at the post-game press conference. At a time when … Read More »



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