Baseball caps are no longer reserved for the field. The hats have been popping up on fashion runways from New York to Paris and the fashion industry has embraced the sports-inspired headwear as a lead accessory in everyday wardrobes. In the sports world, the caps are never out of style. Outside the game, the head toppers are making a fashion comeback, becoming the latest “must-have” item in men’s and women’s wear collections.
A recent article in Forbes takes a look at the growth of baseball cap market as it relates to both fashion and sport. When discussing the fashion connection, the article notes:
“Speaking of catwalks: the men’s 2012 autumn/winter catwalk collections included baseball caps as key accessories, and one Dior designer featured a baseball cap with each of his 47 outfits during a Paris fashion show. Topman design director, Gordon Richardson, … Read More »
Green Bay Packers fans now have a new way to showcase their team pride, thanks to Wisconsin-based clothing retailer, Lands’ End. The company developed an exclusive collection to celebrate the 13-time championship winning team and its traditions. The “Titletown” line features a range of green and gold apparel and accessories for the entire family, including dresses, shirts, hats, gloves, tote bags, towels and dog sweaters.
“We’re bringing our expertise in apparel and accessories to fellow Packers fans everywhere. We can’t wait for fans to enjoy our cozy outdoor accessories, rugbys, stadium blankets and more, whether they’re tailgating at Lambeau Field or an armchair spectator,” said Marla Ryan, senior vice president of merchandising, Lands’ End. “We know Packers pride doesn’t end once fans leave the field. We’ve designed a great quality collection to last from game season to season – on and off the field.”
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The Brooklyn Nets will hit the hardwood in new on-court fashions as part of the team’s inaugural season. The Nets have revamped their gametime wardrobe, abandoning the team’s previous red, silver and blue color scheme in favor of black and white hues. Team co-owner, Jay-Z, had a hand in developing the designs which are meant to “fuse adidas’ on-court innovations with premium men’s fashion,” and “reinforce Brooklyn’s strong and confident identity and the borough’s hometown pride.”
The team will wear white home jerseys and black away jerseys this season. The adidas threads feature ‘Brooklyn’ across the front and a herringbone tape running vertically along the sides, matching the Nets’ herringbone-designed court at Barclays Center. The Brooklyn Nets, adidas and Jay-Z also collaborated to create an exclusive Brooklyn Nets licensed collection, from official uniforms and on-court gear to stylish jackets, tees and hats for men, … Read More »
Bjorn Borg is no stranger to the world of fashion design, in particular, undergarments. He’s been selling his signature skivvies for years and in addition to the label’s range of men’s and women’s underwear, designs have expanded to include sportswear, swimwear, bags, footwear and accessories. To shakes things up on the fashion front, the stylish tennis legend has launched his company’s Autumn/Winter 2012 apparel collection in a unique way.
The Swedish fashion brand has teamed up with online party and training enthusiast, Ron Allen, to showcase the new line of gear. Ron has created an exercise program meant to develop that perfect body without compromising on the party time. All exercises are available at www.bjornborgpt.com, where party enthusiasts from all over the world can submit their own best party training exercises for a chance to win a full year of personal training as well as selected … Read More »
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NFL fan gear has received a fashionable facelift in recent years and Junk Food Clothing is among the brands to have developed team-themed offerings that suit sports-savvy and fashion-savvy individuals alike. The company is known for its ultra-soft and comfortable vintage tees, featuring original designs and authentic details.
With football season in full swing, Junk Food has debuted a new NFL collection for men and women. A range of tees, tanks, fleece hoodies, long-sleeve shirts and sweatshirts include retro-inspired team graphics and logos in a variety of flattering silhouettes. Items are versatile, making them suitable for gameday, the workplace, or a night out, depending on how pieces are styled.
A Glam Slam was challenged with this task, to style a piece from the brand’s NFL collection. The chosen article of clothing was the … Read More »
Marchesa, the fashion house known for its lustworthy red carpet creations, has switched gears in the name of New York Jets football. The designer has debuted limited-edition Gang Green-themed tops. The collaboration came about with the help of Suzanne Johnson, wife of Jets owner Woody Johnson and ambassador for the NFL women’s apparel campaign. Johnson was approached by Marchesa designer, Georgina Chapman, and her husband and Jets fan, Harvey Weinstein, about developing the high-end female fan gear.
NFL gear for women has received a fashion update in recent years and the league developed a dedicated “NFL Women’s Apparel: Fit For You” campaign. This season’s campaign, dubbed “It’s My Team,” added an element of high-fashion to football fan gear. Ads feature a variety of famous female faces who showcase their personal style through their football fashions. The new ads merge team gear with luxury … Read More »
College sports teams continue to make style statements with outrageous uniforms, stretching the limits of on-field, on-court and on-ice attire. To keep pace, fan fashions have evolved as well, with a wide array of offerings for men and women. Collegiate fan bases are extensive and passionate, prompting fashion retailers to step up their game in terms of team-themed items. Branded apparel and accessories target the diverse crowd across the college fandom spectrum. Fans can now find everything from vintage tees and colorful dresses to school-inspired footwear and headwear, allowing them to express their individual style through their fan gear.
A Glam Slam has compiled its NCAA picks with a common thread of merging fashion and sporting style. From large retailers to niche brands, fans will be covered from head-to-toe with apparel and accessory options that capture the fun, youthful appeal of the college market. Here … Read More »
Women account for more than 45% of the NFL viewing population so fan gear options must keep pace with a growing female audience. The league has made a concerted effort to target female fans over the past few years, as evidenced by the NFL’s dedicated women’s apparel campaign. Gameday attire continues to evolve to appeal to fashion fans and football fans alike. NFL legend and former New York Giants LB, Carl Banks, understands the strong demand for team gear that is both fashion-forward and functional. His G-III 4Her collection of licensed ladies apparel caters to a wide range of women looking to showcase their team spirit.
Launched on HSN on Labor Day, Banks’ new G-III 4Her line covers the top teams in the NFL and includes a range of sports/lounge wear like t-shirts, sweatshirts, baseball tees and sweatpants, priced from $19.95-$49.95. The G-III 4Her … Read More »
Just in time for the U.S. Open, Citizen Watch Company announced Victoria Azarenka, #1 player on the WTA Tour, as the newest international brand ambassador for the Citizen Eco-Drive Unstoppable media campaign. She joins an impressive roster of sports figures including New York Giants QB, Eli Manning, LPGA golfer Paula Creamer, NASCAR driver, Matt Kenseth and tennis great, Kim Clijsters, who also represent the brand.
Citizen supports athletes across sports, but the company’s commitment to the game of tennis is especially evident in its longtime sponsorship of U.S. Open. This year marks the brand’s 20th Anniversary as the Official Timekeeper of the U.S. Open. To commemorate the occasion, the watchmaker has designed a series of limited-edition wristwatches. The tennis-themed timepieces feature the USTA logo and a dial and bezel design inspired by a tennis racquet. The elegant yet sporty wristwear is available with either a white or blue polyurethane … Read More »
With each U.S. Open tournament, the courts at Arthur Ashe Stadium become a catwalk for fashion-forward athletic apparel. The final Grand Slam of the tennis season precedes Mercedes-Benz Fashion Week in New York and before Vogue editor-in-chief, Anna Wintour, hits the front row at runway shoes, she’s often spotted rooting for Roger Federer in his box. Several of the game’s stars will also make the transition from courtside to stage-side, including Venus Williams, who will showcase her revamped EleVen line during Fashion Week. But first, here’s a preview of the U.S. Open styles we’ll see on court:
The 2012 U.S. Open will be the last Grand Slam for Fila athlete, Kim Clijsters. To honor her career, the brand has developed a special collection of apparel and accessories. The limited-edition “Tennis Star” collection features red, white and blue hues and a star … Read More »