The 2012 Olympic Games are still six months away but companies are already gearing up for London with commemorative merchandise. Fans can get a head start in scooping up a wide variety of London 2012-themed items. Swiss fashion watch and jewelry maker, Swatch, is celebrating the Summer Games with a new Olympics-inspired accessory of their own.
The sporty and stylish Gent Originals, the Olympic Games Collection from Swatch, was designed with “one eye on fashion and the other on the upcoming London 2012 Olympic Games.” The watches pay homage to British fashion’s mod heritage while incorporating the Olympics logo. They are available in two colorways, “Olympic Brown” and “Olympic Blue.” The brown version is styled with a geometric design and pops of bright pink color, while the blue version is accented with a lighter blue hue and the same geometric design.
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Many associate New Era as the official on-field cap of Major League Baseball but the brand’s appeal extends well beyond it’s sports heritage. The company’s headwear has been seen on fashion runways and on the heads of iconic musicians, artists, celebrities and athletes. Unique design elements and influences from different cultures allow wearers to make a style statement with their otherwise traditional baseball caps. With the start of the new year, the brand continues to debut designs that allow fans to combine their team spirit and creative fashion sense.
For baseball cap lovers who like a vintage flair, New Era is introducing a collection of nostalgic baseball designs in The Retro Baseball Collection. Details such bright colors and throwback logos are incorporated into the line, which consists of four styles: The Reverse Word Snap 9FIFTY (Philadelphia), The All Star Patch 9FIFTY (Minnesota), … Read More »
As the wife of former Baltimore Orioles catcher, Chris Hoiles, sports have long been a part Dana Hoiles’ lifestyle. Attending countless Major League Baseball games and supporting the athletic pursuits of her three sons inspired Hoiles to dabble in sports-themed jewelry design.
As fashionable female fan gear options continued to grow, accessories were still lacking. Hoiles explained, “I refused to wear baseballs from my ears and actually call them earrings.” Instead she looked to create jewelry that was classic in design and versatile enough to transition wearers from gametime to their post-game activities. The result is a collection of stylish, sports-minded jewelry that is made to match fans’ love of the game.
Hoiles’ pieces celebrate a wide variety of sports including basketball, soccer, hockey, golf, volleyball and lacrosse. Unique silhouettes such as the “Heart with Baseball Stitch” necklace characterize the line, which … Read More »
Fashion has had a deep-rooted role in the sport of tennis. Controversial sartorial choices have long been a part of the game with barely-there skirts, corsets, lace, bodysuits and pirate pants among the fashions that have caused a stir in recent years. The new season has already brought forth style shake-ups. Jelena Jankovic will take the courts in 2012 wearing Fila, after breaking ties with ANTA, her former clothing sponsor. Sam Stosur has dropped Lacoste and joined the ASICS team and John Isner ditched the swoosh in favor of the crocodile, transitioning from Nike to Lacoste. The queen of questionable clothing, Venus Williams, withdrew from the Australian Open. But despite her absence, fans can still expect to see a new crop of style standouts. The first Grand Slam of 2012 is underway and here’s a look at what some of the … Read More »
Football fans know former NFL linebacker, Carl Banks, for his hard-hitting skills on the gridiron. But after retiring from the game, he shifted his focus to sports fashion and has become a successful force in the field. In the process, he’s also proven he has a knack for designing women’s clothing and accessories. Banks recently launched a new G-III ladies’ line called “4Her,” a collection of stylish sports apparel. Now in his latest fashion venture, he has connected with Chelsea Taylor, an expert in Swarovski crystal jewelry, to design a range of luxury, football-inspired accessories as part of the “Carla Marie” and “Chelsea Taylor Spirit” collections.
The “Carla Marie” collection (named after Banks’ daughter) first debuted on HSN on Thanksgiving Day, as part of the football hour hosted by Banks. Among the items introduced were the sterling silver and Swarovski crystal dome … Read More »
The 2011 college football regular season has come to an end but bowl season will soon begin for fans. Meesh & Mia, a company that designs fashion-forward collegiate apparel, is offering one lucky college football enthusiast a chance to catch the action live. With a contest dubbed the “Belle of the BCS Bowl” sweepstakes, Meesh & Mia is giving fans an opportunity to attend the much-anticipated BCS National Championship Game between LSU and Alabama, on January 9th. Here’s what’s at stake:
A two night stay in the Big Easy
Two tickets to the BCS Championship Game
An $800 pre-paid American Express gift card
A $400 gift card to Meesh & Mia
A winner will be announced on December 23rd and you can enter here.
Meesh & Mia is home to a unique line of collegiate apparel with offerings that are far cry from standard team jerseys … Read More »
After a hard fought season, ten college football teams have secured spots in BCS Bowl Games. In honor of their achievements, a special collection has been created to allow fans to celebrate their team’s success. ESPN consumer products announced the launch of ESPN Bowl Championship Apparel by adidas, a line of clothing and headwear for men and women with a “Bowl Bound” theme. Tees, hoodies and hats are among the offered items, which feature school colors and logos as well as each team’s designated bowl logo.
“With the recent announcement of the Bowl Championship Series participants, ESPN and adidas want to give fans a new and stylish way to represent their team,” says Matt Novoselsky, Licensing Director ESPN Consumer Products. “It’s an honor for a college football program to be chosen as part of the BCS, and so the ESPN Bowl Championship … Read More »
NFL gear for women has received a major fashion overhaul in recent years. Apparel and accessories are more suited to the wants and needs of female fans and the league developed a dedicated “NFL Women’s Apparel: Fit For You” campaign to recognize the female fan base. Fashion houses are also working to get in on the action, teaming up with pro teams to offer a fashion-forward approach to fan gear design. The latest mix of sports and style involves Georgina Chapman and Keren Craig, the designers behind high-end fashion brand, Marchesa, who are in talks to create a special line of New York Jets women’s tees.
The British design duo are known for their glamorous gowns and eclectic aesthetic, making it difficult to imagine what they would create for Jets supporters. While there is no confirmation of the partnership as of yet, … Read More »
When it comes to female fan gear, companies are continuing to incorporate runway trends into apparel designs for looks that utilize better fabrics, colors and silhouettes. Large fashion retailers like Victoria’s Secret PINK, American Eagle, Old Navy and Forever21 have recently boosted their sports apparel offerings with licensed collegiate collections. Smaller companies are also recognizing the demand for fashion-forward, university specific apparel and the opportunity to reach college fan bases. Among them is Hoot & Rally, a family-owned company whose offerings cater to women who are just as passionate about sports as they are about fashion. Their innovate new gear blends spirit with style making it a great option for devoted female fans.
The brand’s casual, cool and comfy rally capes are unique in the market of collegiate fan gear. Perfectly on trend this Winter season, the cozy capes are proof that school spirit does … Read More »
Umbro’s iconic Speciali shoes have been the footwear of choice for several football stars and have been a part of countless memorable moments in the game – 775 English top flight goals have been scored in the Umbro Speciali, it has scored 30 top tier hat-tricks, it has been worn by 6 English Golden Boot winners and 5,000 games have been played in the shoes on the highest stage – just to name a few. To mark the 20th Anniversary, Umbro has unveiled a Speciali 92 collection honoring the history and heritage of the classic soccer boot.
The Speciali 92 Pro Football Boot fuses the aesthetics of the classic Speciali with modern technology for today’s game. Designed with a black, white and gold colorway and the brand’s premium soft leather, the timeless kicks include special details like “Speciali 92” on the tongue. … Read More »