Miss Universe pageant contestants pay homage to their nations through their fashion choices. The national costume round features intricately designed outfits, with detailed elements meant to represent their home country. Miss Universe Canada contestant, Chanel Beckenlehner, celebrated hockey culture in Canada, at the 63rd Annual Miss Universe Preliminary Show.
(photo via Miss Universe Canada)
The hockey-themed national costume tapped into all aspects of the game, from a skirt made of netting and custom knee-high skates, to hockey sticks, a scoreboard, and Stanley Cup trophy headwear. The look was created by Canadian film and television costume designer, Alex Kavanagh. For more on the inspiration behind the costume, visit here. As the Miss Universe Canada website explains:
The concept for the costume is to pay respect to the sport of Ice Hockey. It truly is a sport that defines Canada. All across the country, on frozen backyard ponds, community rinks … Read More »
The NHL has unveiled fresh new jersey designs from Reebok, for the 2015 All-Star Game. The black home jerseys and white away jerseys each feature pops of neon green trim. The bold color choice, dubbed “elite green,” is new to the NHL fashion game.
This was a fresher spin and a color that is unique,” lead NHL Reebok designer Dominic Fillion said. “No other team owns this color so that was unique and it complemented very well the black and white while bringing a great accent with high visibility. We wanted something energetic and bright enough that it would stand out and grab your attention.
“We wanted something that fans hadn’t seen on an NHL uniform before.”
Additional design features include an updated NHL shield on the chest. The shield features a chrome finish and two stars, meant to … Read More »
Ferragamo has tapped Henrik Lundqvist as part of it’s new campaign, dubbed “A Man’s Story.” The digital menswear series is described as “an online project highlighting the notion of ‘making your own rules’.” The New York Rangers goaltender is the only athlete included the series, featured alongside actor Douglas Booth and music artist A$AP Rocky among others. The men tell their own stories through photos and video footage, while showcasing the company’s new Spring ’15 collection. Francesco Carrozzini served as the photographer and filmmaker of the product, with Massimiliano Giornetti as the creative director.
“For a man to have a vision and the courage of his convictions is both noble and timeless, as relevant today as it was a century ago when Salvatore Ferragamo went out on a limb to launch his shoe-making business,” recounts Creative Director, Massimiliano Giornetti. “Had he not … Read More »
Hello! Canada released its annual best-dressed list, featuring a mix of actors, supermodels, TV personalities, and athletes. P.K. Subban represents the sports world, along with Mike Bradwell, wide receiver for the CFL’s Toronto Argonauts, former CFL player, Brad Smith, and former Toronto Blue Jays catcher, Gregg Zaun.
The Montreal Canadiens defenseman has often expressed an interest in fashion and he’s one of the league’s sartorial leaders. Last season, as part of the “NHL Life” web series with L’Oreal Paris Men Expert, Subban spoke about getting dressed for gameday:
“It’s fun. I enjoy it. I enjoy going there and picking out different colors and fabrics and stuff like that. I take pride in how I look when I go to work.”
As one of 50 featured style stars on Hello! Canada’s list, he also shared some additional fashion facts with the magazine:
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Forever 21 has previously launched NBA and World Cup themed apparel collections, and now the retailer has extended its sports reach to include hockey. The latest team styles celebrate the NHL’s seven Canadian teams including: Calgary Flames, Edmonton Oilers, Montreal Canadiens, Ottawa Senators, Toronto Maple Leafs, Vancouver Canucks, and Winnipeg Jets.
The line consists of dresses, hoodies, tanks, v-neck tees, muscle tees, and raglan tee styles. The officially licensed fashions feature team hues and logo graphics. Prices are affordable, ranging from $16.90 for a graphic tank to $27.90 for a hoodie.
To shop the complete collection, visit here. Below is a preview of featured styles:
NHL Montreal Canadiens Dress ($21.90)
Maple Leafs Graphic Hoodie ($27.90)
Ottawa Senators Tank Top ($17.90)
Vancouver Canucks V-Neck Tee ($17.90)
Oilers Raglan Tee ($18.90)
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Brad Richards was first tapped as the face of UNTUCKit in 2012. As part of the partnership, the Chicago Blackhawks center serves as a model and global ambassador for the menswear brand. UNTUCKit is an e-commerce fashion label that offers shirts designed specifically to be worn untucked.
The company has released its Fall ’14 collection, highlighted by an original shirt design from Richards. The “Brad Richards Design” is described as “a special blue chambray star dog fabric from Japan with navy blue elbow patches and charcoal blue buttons.” Additional details include contrast stitching on the cuffs and buttons. Richards’ shirt retails for $99 and is available here. To shop the complete UNTUCKit collection, visit here.
Check it out the “Brad Richards Design” below:
(photos via UNTUCKit)
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Hockey’s star players stepped into the sartorial spotlight last night, for the 2014 NHL Awards. The event was held at Wynn Las Vegas and this marked the fifth year that the league has honored top players and performances from the past season. To check out the complete list of winners, visit here.
As in previous years, many players were outfitted by John Varvatos for the evening. Varvatos has collaborated with the NHL on several occasions. During this year’s Stanley Cup finals, the designer admitted that the league is full of style standouts. He told WWD:
“Some of the best-dressed athletes are emerging from the NHL,” said Varvatos. “The players are taking risks and realizing that men’s wear is fun and not all about oversize suits. We’ve been fortunate to dress players from both teams.”
Among the players dressed in Varvatos designs at the … Read More »
Chicago Blackhawks forward and Stanley Cup champ, Patrick Sharp, hosted the reopening of the Ermenegildo Zegna store on Michigan Avenue in Chicago. The menswear brand is no stranger to dressing sportsman. In addition to Sharp, New York Giants quarterback, Eli Manning, is among the athletes with a suiting style marked by the company’s clothing. Sharp’s teammates Brandon Bollig and Michael Kostka also donned Zegna’s formalwear, as they were on-hand to celebrate the newly designed store. When discussing the fashion house and his personal style, Sharp told WWD:
“I’ve been wearing their suits for a long time,” he said. He particularly appreciates the store’s custom fits, which work well for hockey players. “Our body types aren’t exactly made for off-the-rack,” he said, with “thicker legs and bigger butts” than the average man.
In addition to Zegna’s formalwear, Sharp said he’s been … Read More »
A range of notably stylish hockey stars like Sean Avery and Henrik Lundqvist have long been in the fashion conversation. Now style savvy guys across the league are being lauded for their clothing choices, as NHL players’ interest in fashion continues to grow. Their style statements off-the-ice are typically more subdued than those seen in other sports leagues. While colorful ensembles and flashy accessories dominate NBA and NFL players’ wardrobes, hockey stars favor sleek, tailored suits.
After determining the sartorial standouts in MLB, the NBA, and the NFL, Vanity Fair transitioned to the hockey rink, naming its “Top 10 Best-Dressed NHL Players.” New York Rangers goaltender, Henrik Lundqvist, topped the list thanks to his sharp fashion sense and impeccable taste in suits. As the magazine explains:
When it comes to his wardrobe, goalie Henrik Lundqvist—or King Henrik, in New York Rangers–fan parlance—shows no … Read More »