The 2013 NBA All-Star game is set to take place in Houston, Texas on February 17th. Once again this year, the apparel worn by the game’s biggest stars takes design inspiration from the host city. In this case, it’s Houston’s “aeronautical history and the speed of the jet planes that dot its skies” that is reflected in the uniform aesthetics.
“2013 marks adidas’ sixth season designing NBA All-Star uniforms and every year we look forward to introducing performance innovations that help the best basketball players in the world lift off and take their games to the next level in front of a global audience,” said Lawrence Norman, adidas Vice President, Global Basketball.
The East (royal blue) and West (red) jerseys feature a subtle, impact-camo pattern with the silhouette of a basketball net. The uniforms also include the adidas iconic three-stripe design flanking the side of both … Read More »
The first Grand Slam of the season is underway in Melbourne, giving players an opportunity to debut their 2013 tennis fashions. Apparel trends in the sport continue to mirror those in the fashion world. Bright colors, bold patterns, feminine details, form-fitting silhouettes and light-weight fabrics will play prominently into the styles seen down under and throughout the year.
The tennis world experienced several clothing sponsor shake-ups as players began the new year with new gear. Julia Goerges made the move from Nike to Fila, joining the latter as a new brand ambassador. Both Laura Robson and Andrea Petkovic will now accompany Caroline Wozniacki as new faces on the adidas by Stella McCartney roster. Nicolas Almagro left longtime sponsor, Reebok, to sign with Lotto. Gael Monfils traded K-Swiss for Asiscs. In an interesting move, Tomas Berdych became H&M’s first tennis ambassador. It was recently … Read More »
It’s now the off-season for Victor Cruz and the New York Giants WR has wasted no time putting the focus back on his fashion game. Cruz traveled to Milan as part of Men’s Fashion Week. He’ll get a head start on the Autumn/Winter 2013 menswear trends, helping to maintain his status as one of the league’s top dressers. He took to twitter to showcase a Marcelo Burton tee, Balenciaga sneakers and an Audemars Piguet wristwatch, one of his off-field ensembles while in Milan:
The star receiver joined actor, Justin Theroux, in the front row at the Calvin Klein Collection Fall 2013 menswear show. Dressed in the designer’s fashions, he also posed backstage with Men’s Creative Director, Italo Zucchelli. This was Cruz’s second time at the Calvin Klein show. It’s likely to be one of many Fashion Week appearances this season. … Read More »
Team USA’s golden girls and guys traded their patriotic threads for designer fashions at last night’s Golden Globe awards. Since the completion of the London Games, several Olympic athletes have remained in the style spotlight. They were coveted front row fixtures at New York Fashion Week in September, they’ve graced the covers of men’s and women’s fashion magazines, and some have begun the process of designing their own clothing lines. They all succeeded at the Olympic Games but how did these athletes stack up on the red carpet? Check them out:
Gold medal winning gymnast, Gabby Douglas, donned a sequin, neon gown from Pamella Rowland with matching silver and neon pumps. She also debuted a new ‘do featuring a thick set of bangs.
Gabby’s teammate and fellow gold medal winning gymnast, Aly Raisman, chose a sleek, black gown. The dress featured a … Read More »
Danilo Gallinari is keeping pace in a league full of fashion-forward players. Italian luxury fashion house, Iceberg, will outfit Gallinari this NBA season. The company, which is part of the Gilmar group, has designed a series of off-court outfits for the Denver Nuggets small forward.
“Danilo offers a fresh take on versatility, a fine balance between modern bespoke and cool casual style. Danilo is an international emblem of excellence in his field, just as Iceberg is in the realm of Italian fashion. When we met we hit it off immediately, that’s always an excellent premise for a successful partnership,” said Gilmar CEO Paolo Gerani.
Among the items in Gallinari’s personal wardrobe are a navy wool suit, a black formal tuxedo, a dark blue duffle coat, a black and white peacoat, and white tees. Check out a preview below (courtesy of Women’s Wear Daily):
The … Read More »
There has long been a close connection between fashion and sports. Both genres continually borrow from one another as evident in the team uniform updates, runway trends and athlete/designer relationships that emerge each year. In 2012, special events like the London Olympics were at the forefront of the sports and style overlap. Across the board, there was no shortage of memorable sports fashion statements.
A Glam Slam has once again compiled the “Hits” and “Misses,” which encompass some of the best, worst, most buzzed about and most controversial, sports fashion moves of 2012. Here they are, in no particular order:
View A Glam Slam’s 2010 Fashion “Hits” and “Misses in Sports here and 2011 Fashion “Hits” and “Misses in Sports here.
A GLAM SLAM’S 2012 FASHION “HITS”
Nike Unveils NFL Uniforms/Seattle Seahawks Fashion Makeover
Nike kicked-off its partnership with the NFL, replacing Reebok as the league’s official apparel manufacturer. The company rolled out its … Read More »
The NFL’s continued efforts to market to female fans has included a surge in fashion-forward women’s apparel and accessory offerings. With the Super Bowl just around the corner, the league continues to tackle the challege of fusing sports and style in its football-themed apparel. Whether you’re heading to New Orleans for this year’s Super Bowl or throwing the ultimate Super Bowl Sunday party, there’s a new range of high-fashion football attire that will let fans showcase their femininity and celebrate the big game. This year, apparel company Meesh & Mia, in collaboration with the NFL, has launched an exclusive Super Bowl XLVII collection.
Meesh & Mia is known for its officially licensed collegiate clothing range, a line that allows women to flaunt their team spirit and their individual sense of style. The company’s approach to fan gear design includes sourcing current fashion … Read More »
Johnny Weir never shies away from the sartorial spotlight. The World Champion figure skater is famous for his flamboyant fashions both on and off the ice and his wardrobe offers no shortage of fur, lace, sequins and sparkles. Weir’s costumes and clothing choices have caused controversy on more than one occasion but that hasn’t halted his experimental sense of style. Weir will soon have plenty of room to add to his fabulous clothing collection. He is emptying his closet in the name of charity with over 400 items up for sale.
The fashion maven has teamed up with luxury consignment site, Linda’s Stuff, to host a charity auction of his designer duds. Fans can take home a piece of his personal wardrobe and a portion of the proceeds will go to the Trevor Project, the leading national organization providing crisis intervention and suicide … Read More »
Lionel Messi accepted his record fourth Ballon d’Or award dressed in a black and white, polka dot patterned tux from Dolce & Gabbana. He scored an incredible 91 goals in 2012 but failed to score sartorially, as the ensemble sparked critiques in the eyes of fashion fans and sports fans. Despite the less than favorable feedback, the Daily Mail’s online fashion editor praised the look here. The publication also described Messi’s outfit in greater detail:
The tailored blazer was designed exclusively for Messi by Dolce and Gabbana, the label with whom he has a sponsorship deal.
It was a one-button black silk tuxedo with white polka dots and black satin lapels, according to the official description.
Messi also wore a tailored vest in black wool with four buttons and a plain white shirt. Out of shot is a tuxedo … Read More »
Golf’s fashion sense is constantly evolving with players sporting edgier, more youthful on-course styles. John Daly remains at the forefront, as he continues to turn heads with his colorful clothing choices. With a wardrobe marked by shocking combinations of wildly patterned pants and tops, he’s always making fashion waves on tour. The PGA golfer is not only well known for his style of play but also for his unconventional style of dress.
Daly is outfitted by apparel company, Loudmouth Golf. The brand offers a selection of colorful lifestyle and golf gear but is often associated with it’s signature, flashy trousers. Daly has sported a wide range of the flamboyant fashions from Union Jack pants to pink paisley designs.
With the new season comes a new collection of “loud” golf attire from Daly. The golfer recently took to his Facebook page to offer fans a glimpse inside … Read More »