Last season’s NBA Playoffs and Finals coverage focused heavily on fashion. Each post-game press conference produced sartorial winners and losers, prompting fans, media, and members of the fashion industry to join the conversation. The postseason continues to provide a forum for players to showcase their personal style. The game’s top stars strive to set themselves apart from their competition, through their clothing choices.
The Memphis Grizzlies are in the midst of an NBA Playoff run and Mike Conley’s on-court efforts have been matched by his fashion efforts. The Grizzlies’ point guard began working with NBA/NFL stylist, Brandon Williams, who has helped to bring out the best in his style game. The process of NBA Playoffs dressing begins long before teams are determined. For stylists like Williams, that means sourcing and saving exclusive finds so clients can put their most fashionable foot forward on … Read More »
Lee-Ann Curren was born into a family of surfers. Though she’s the daughter of 3x ASP World Champion, Tom Curren, she’s developed a style and skill set all her own. Lee-Ann started competing relatively late, but the Biarritz native and Roxy brand ambassador has established herself as a rising star in European surfing. She’s already achieved success, having been crowned both European Junior Champion and 2x ASP European Champion.
Surfing is not the only thing that Lee-Ann has in common with her father, as her talents extend outside the water. When she’s not competing or training, Curren also has a passion for music. She’s currently touring the East Coast with her band, Betty The Shark, and describes their vibe as “Indie rock with a bit of surf music in it with guitar riffs.” For more on Lee-Ann’s band to listen to some … Read More »
Dressing professional athletes is a tall order. These days many sports pros choose the made-to-measure route, as custom creations allow them to reveal elements of their personality through their fashion choices. At 6’7, designer Waraire Boswell has dealt with the difficulties of finding clothing to suit his larger frame. His foray into the fashion world was built out of his own need for access to garments that would flatter his physique. Since he began designing in 2002, his “WB Custom” business has blossomed. The LA-based designer’s work has been featured in top fashion magazines and his accolades include being named the 2005 Mercedes-Benz Classic Designer of the Year.
With an aesthetic marked by high quality, functionality and great attention to detail in terms of design and customer service, Waraire Boswell has attracted a wide range of celebrity clientele, from professional athletes to Hollywood … Read More »
When it comes to sports fan apparel, fashions that are out of style are what’s in style. Consumer demand for vintage team gear has several companies producing retro-inspired merchandise. Despite the surge in mass produced throwback styles, many fans are still seeking those original, hard to find items.
Imagine a walk-in closet housing satin Starter Jackets, NBA Champion jerseys, old-school Jordan kicks, athlete figurines, and a range of 1980′s and 90′s retro treasures. That’s what you’ll find at Mr. Throwback. Every inch of the East Village shop is covered; racks of clothing feature vintage fashions for pro and collegiate teams and players, walls are lined with snapback caps and posters, and a corner of cassette tapes, video games and Goosebumps books will take you back in time. Leaving no detail unturned, each piece of apparel also features a vintage trading card that … Read More »
ROXY celebrated the launch of the DVF loves ROXY collection with a VIP shopping event at the brand’s boutique in SoHo, NYC last night. The surf and snow lifestyle brand teamed up with fashion house, Diane Von Furstenberg, on a limited-edition line of swimwear and accessories. The special collection includes swimsuits, cover-ups, boardshorts, rash guards and beach bags, priced between $38 and $88. Items merge ROXY’s signature cuts and silhouettes with DVF’s iconic, colorful prints. ROXY surfers Kelia Moniz and Monyca Byrne-Wickey serve as the faces of the collection. To check out all available styles, visit www.roxy.com and www.dvf.com.
A Glam Slam caught up with Kelia and Monyca at the DVF loves ROXY launch party. The girls dished on meeting Diane Von Furstenberg, their picks from the line and their personal style. Check it out:
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Sideline style has received a fashion overhaul in recent years, as team-themed items have transitioned from shabby to chic. Retailers continue to stock merchandise that fuses personal style and sports. This past NFL season saw high-end fashion house, Marchesa, team up with the league to develop a limited-edition range of team tees. Though, in general the “luxe sportswear” market is untapped, as it relates to fan apparel. Slater Zorn is the “first line of high-end clothing designed specifically to tap into the niche world of luxury ‘fan fashion.’” Under its mantra,“Where loyalty meets luxury,” the company offers a new approach to fan gear design with its high-quality, logo-less apparel.
The unisex brand features knitwear and accessories in carefully coordinated team hues. The range of separates includes sweaters, capes, tunics and cardigans. Scarves, socks, jewelry and caps are among the additional offerings. The clothes … Read More »
Just a few hours prior to the NBA Draft, at the Elevee Lifestyle suite in a Times Square hotel, prospective players are busy having their hair coiffed, their suits pressed and their accessories laid out. They’re reminded to tighten their ties and button their jackets before approaching the big stage. The final looks are kept under raps and won’t be revealed until players arrive at the Prudential Center. How an athlete dresses has become an important part of their game and for most of these newcomers, the Draft would be their fashion debut.
As the relationship between fashion and sport continues to grow, athletes are embracing the fashion world more than ever and vice versa. Across the sports spectrum, they are gracing the covers of top fashion magazines, securing stylish endorsement deals and designing their own clothing lines. Players are subject to strict uniform … Read More »
New York Giants linebacker Mathias Kiwankua and his newlywed wife, Tessa, hosted a shopping event at Calypso St. Barth on Madison Avenue yesterday. The couple assisted guests in finding last-minute gifts for the women in their lives, including luxury apparel and accessories from the brand’s boutique.
Mathias gifted his wife with a Jessica Barensfeld gold cuff from the Calypso St. Barth collection and the store featured some of Tessa’s favorite items and holiday picks including clutches, jewelry and clothing. She also wore the company’s leopard printed “Tacy Sequin Jumpsuit” for the evening. To grab some of their suggested gifts, visit calypsostbarth.com and use the code gift25 for up to 25% off until December 23rd.
A Glam Slam caught up with Mathias to chat about his wife’s influence on his off-field style and his fashion-forward Giants teammates. Check it out:
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Sporting her signature red lipstick, Roz Groenewoud had another stellar season on the slopes, maintaining her status as the top female halfpipe skier in the world. This past season she was named AFP Women’s Halfpipe World Champion after taking home gold at both X Games and X Games Europe.
“A lot of people still haven’t heard of halfpipe skiing. I tell people I do what Shaun White does but on skies.”
Like White, she is best known for flying higher than everyone else, with massive amplitude and a large bag of tricks. The new competitive season will begin soon and this year Roz has her sights set on the upcoming Winter Games. Her goal is to win a gold medal for Canada at the 2014 Winter Olympics in Sochi, Russia, where halfpipe skiing will be included as an Olympic event for the first time.
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Courtney Conlogue continues to make waves as one of surfing’s rising stars. At just 20 years of age, she has already achieved great success in a short span of time. Following a year full of dominant performances at prestigious sporting events in countries including Australia, France and Spain, she has an array of gold, silver and bronze medals under her belt, as well as the honor of the 2011 ASP Women’s Breakthrough Performer of the Year. Courtney is well on her way to achieving her ultimate goal of becoming ASP World Champion.
When she’s not competing against the top surfers in the world, Courtney is engaging in a hardcore training regimen, satisfying her interests outside the sport including art and photography, and working to inspire others.
A Glam Slam caught up with Courtney to chat about her surfing success thus far, her sophmore year on … Read More »