This season, Mercedes-Benz Fashion Week in New York happened alongside NBA All-Star Weekend, and the relationship between sports and style grew even deeper. Not only did athletes maintain their status as front row fixtures, but many took the opportunity to launch their own collaborations and campaigns, host events, and rub elbows with the fashion industry elite.
NBA players in particular capitalized on their time in the Big Apple. Many of the league’s All-Star activities took on a fashion focus, including the first ever NBA All-Star All-Style fashion show. For a recap of the event, visit here. Below A Glam Slam offers a look at athletes across the sports spectrum, who made their presence known throughout fashion week:
It has become commonplace to see Anna Wintour flanked by an athlete in show front rows. This time, New York Giants wide receiver, Odell Beckham Jr., snagged the coveted spot next to the … Read More »
Russell Westbrook is adding to his long list of off-court style credentials with a new role in the fashion world. True Religion, has tapped the Oklahoma City Thunder guard as the creative director the company’s Spring ’15 apparel campaign. He will also serve as the face of the campaign, modeling the brand’s latest denim designs.
This year, the 2015 NBA All-Star Weekend festivities will coincide with Mercedes-Benz Fashion in New York. Westbrook’s new gig will put him at the center of this overlap. According to Style.com:
In between playing in the NBA All-Star game at Barclays Center on February 15 (the same time as the Opening Ceremony show), Westbrook will pop by the True Religion store (conveniently located across the street from Barclays) on February 14 and star in a TV spot that will air during broadcasts of All-Star events and at Madison Square Garden.
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Ahead of Super Bowl XLIX, the NFL rolled out the red carpet for the NFL Honors show. It provided an opportunity for the league’s fashion-conscious stars to shed their gridiron garb and show off their style and swagger. The large frames of NFL athletes didn’t hinder their fashion game, as players were styled in plaid patterns, colorful jackets, and classic tuxedos. A Glam Slam breaks down the NFL Honors fashion highlights:
Elevee Lifestyle outfitted several of the NFL Honors attendees, including one of the evening’s top winners, Odell Beckham Jr. The New York Giants wide receiver is quickly becoming one of the league’s newest fashion mavens. Earlier in the week, he hosted Elevee’s “Suits and Sneakers” runway show. Last night had Beckham Jr. dressed in a sleek patterned jacket designed by Elevee’s Boushra Alchabaoun, as he accepted his awards for “Offensive Rookie of the Year” and “Play of the Year.” Beckham Jr. spoke about his suit below:
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Marshawn Lynch is among the NFL stars who has developed a signature clothing line as an extension of his personal brand. Dallas Cowboys wide receiver, Dez Bryant, has turned his “Throw Up the X” touchdown celebration into a collection of men’s and women’s apparel. New England Patriots wide receiver, Julian Edelman, has a line of tees as well. Most recently he launched a style in honor of “The Pass,” a memorable play during the Patriots win over the Baltimore Ravens in the AFC divisional round. In similar fashion and to coincide with Super Bowl XLIX media day, Lynch revealed his new Beast Mode collection.
Designer, Christopher Bevans, works with the Seattle Seahawks running back to develop the apparel. The line consists of hoodies, long sleeve tees, short sleeve tees, and half-zip jackets for men and women, as well as limited-edition Super Bowl XLIX items. Pieces feature the Seahawks team hues, as well as the Beast Mode … Read More »
NFL players have displayed a strong suit game this season. Elevee Lifestyle has been behind many of the most memorable off-field sartorial statements, from footballers like Demaryius Thomas and Von Miller. The company has dressed the league’s stars in custom, handsomely tailored designs, with special fabrics and careful attention to detail.
Elevee recently held its 6th annual “Suits and Sneakers” Fashion Show at the W Scottsdale, as part of Phoenix Fashion Week. The event further fused football and fashion, as it was part of the lead-up to Super Bowl XLIX in Phoenix.
A range of NFL stars and Elevee clients hit the runway clad in the brand’s custom creations, as well as the latest sneaker styles. The event was hosted by New York Giants wide receiver, Odell Beckham Jr. Other players including Thomas and Miller, as well as Patrick Peterson, Eric Ebron and Michael Floyd, also served as runway models for the evening. During … Read More »
NBA players are notorious for their off-court style statements, and that interest in fashion has now been integrated into on-court apparel. One of the league’s most stylish teams, the Miami Heat, revealed “Black Tie” themed uniforms. The look merges men’s fashion and athletics, in an effort to make players look like they are dressed in formal wear. The gear was created to resemble a deconstructed tuxedo, with black and white hues and color blocking techniques. For details on how the “Black Tie” concept came to life, watch the footage here.
The Heat players also took part in a corresponding campaign, shot by TrickProductions and styled by Calyann Barnett, who works with Dwyane Wade. The images features athletes like Wade, Chris Bosh and Chris Andersen, each showcasing the new uniforms alongside formal wear. The teammates are dressed tuxedos from Perry Ellis, shoes from Del Toro Shoes, and accessories from The Tie Bar and Title of … Read More »
David Beckham’s role with H&M has evolved each season. He’s previously developed bodywear and swim wear for the retailer. The latest collaboration, dubbed “Modern Essentials selected by David Beckham,” will feature a curated selection of styles.
“My relationship with H&M continues to grow. Something I’m really excited about is my selection of items. Things I wear day-to-day, shirts, t-shirts, jeans, bomber jackets. It’s literally stuff I wear day in and day out,” Beckham said.
“Modern Essentials selected by David Beckham” will include his favorite H&M menswear pieces. Among the featured items will be a linen pilot jacket, a white chalk-washed denim jacket, a car coat, a linen blazer, a city-slicker polo shirt, and the perfect white poplin shirt. The line will be released to coincide with Beckham’s new Bodywear range. Both collections will launch worldwide in stores and online on March 5, 2015.
Check out a preview of the styles below:
(photos via H&M)
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Fashion and sports continue to integrate in new and unique ways, and this year was marked by another range of sartorial successes and fashion faux-pas. Large-scale events like the Winter Olympics in Sochi and the FIFA World Cup in Brazil, added to the 2014 sports fashion scene.
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 2014. Here they are, in no particular order:
Take a look back at A Glam Slam’s 2010 Fashion “Hits” and “Misses” in Sports here, 2011 Fashion “Hits” and “Misses” in Sports here, 2012 Fashion “Hits” and “Misses” in sports here, and 2013 Fashion “Hits” and “Misses” in Sports here.
A GLAM SLAM’S 2014 FASHION “HITS”
Ugly was the New Pretty: Team Sweater Styles
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Steph Curry joins the roster of NBA athletes who serve as the face of a fashion company. EXPRESS has signed the Golden State Warriors guard as a brand ambassador. Beginning in March 2015, Curry will appear in campaigns for the retailer.
“We are thrilled to be associated with one of the most respected NBA players of all time. Stephen personifies the hard working ethic and the dream big mindset of our customer,” said David Kornberg, president of EXPRESS. “On and off the court, Stephen fits perfectly with our goal of bringing the best fashion to our customers, allowing them to express their dynamic, individual styles with confidence.”
According to GQ, the signing of Curry marks the first men’s brand ambassador in the company’s 30 year history. He joins Kate Upton, who currently serves as the female face of EXPRESS.
“For me, EXPRESS has always been my go-to, authentic … Read More »
Tommy Hilfiger has tapped Rafael Nadal to serves as a global brand ambassador for the fashion house. Beginning in Fall 2015, the tennis champ will front the Tommy Hilfilger Underwear and Tommy Hilfiger Tailored Collection campaigns. This is not Nadal’s first foray into the modeling game. He previously served as the face of Emporio Armani Underwear and Jeans.
“Rafael Nadal has been a longtime personal friend and supporter of our brand, and I’m continuously inspired by his dedication and passion for his sport,” said Tommy Hilfiger. This exclusive partnership brings one of the greatest athletes of this generation into our Tommy family. Rafael embodies an effortless sense of style that exemplifies and reflects our brand spirit – he’s confident, fun and cool.”
As WWD reports, Nadal will also offer input on the collection’s designs, in terms of fit and fabric, and he will sport the … Read More »