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 »
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
Ugly sweater styles for NBA, NFL, NHL, MLB and NCAA teams … 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 »
Style has become an integral part of the game for NFL fans. Football supporters seek team apparel options that are well-suited for the stands and beyond. Companies like Majestic Athletic continue to redefine gameday style, offering a variety of sizes, silhouettes, graphics and embellishments, adding fashionable flair to team-themed pieces.
In celebration of NFL Style, Majestic Athletic also launched “The Coordinator,” as part of its 2014 NFL Campaign. “The Coordinator” is a football fashion expert. Her style blog, majestic coordinator.tumblr.com, offers tips for male and female fans on how to build a winning wardrobe and develop a game plan for regional team style. The full fashion play-by-play can be found at majesticathletic.com/NFL.
A Glam Slam stepped up to the challenge posed by “The Coordinator,” to style a piece from the Majestic Athletic 2014 NFL Collection. The featured item was the Women’s New York Giants Majestic Royal Blue Draft Me VII T-shirt. The tee … Read More »
Starter Jackets made a comeback last year, with the help of New York Giants legend and President of G-III Sports, Carl Banks. Special-edition drops of the satin sports fashions have been created, including MLB All-Star and White Christmas styles. Now lifestyle retailer, VILLA, has teamed up with G-III Sports and Starter, to launch the first set of limited-edition styles in the VILLA x Starter Series.
The first collection, Big East-inspired, honors legendary teams, players and moments in college sports history. The debut capsule titled “Midnight Madness” highlights seven exclusive designs influenced by original teams in the Big East Conference including UCONN, Syracuse, St John’s, Providence, Seton Hall, Georgetown and Villanova.
The apparel features team colors, with school names across the chest and arms decorated with a Big East patch and team logos. The “Midnight Madness” VILLA x Starter Collection will be available beginning October 31, … Read More »
The month of September marks a major overlap in fashion and sports, as Mercedes-Benz Fashion Week and the US Open happen simultaneously. Athletes are seated in show front rows and fashion industry players check out the on-court action. Vogue magazine editor-in-chief, Anna Wintour, split her time between Roger Federer’s box and the Spring/Summer ’15 fashion presentations. This season brought out athletes across sports, including Fashion Week rookies and style veterans. Below A Glam Slam recaps the sports pros who hit the Fashion Week circuit:
WNBA star, Skylar Diggins, was a front row fixture at the Richard Chai LOVE & Men’s show as well as Argyleculture By Russell Simmons. She shared the fashion snaps below:
Fresh off of her US Open win, Serena Williams held her first Fashion Week presentation. As part of Style 360, she showcased the Serena Williams Signature Statement Collection from HSN. The fashions on display … Read More »
Vanity Fair has unveiled its 2014 International Best-Dressed list, recognizing a vast range of stylish honorees. Victor Cruz and Henrik Lundqvist represent the sports world, as the two pro athletes snagged a spot alongside Hollywood stars, designers, royals and politicians. For the full list of Vanity Fair’s best-dressed picks, visit here.
The New York Giants wide receiver and New York Rangers goaltender are both well-versed in the fashion world. They are often praised for their clothing choices outside of the game and have cemented their status as men’s style icons. This is not the first time that Vanity Fair has lauded their sartorial skills. It’s a repeat appearance for both athletes, as Lundqvist was named among last year’s top dressers, while Cruz appeared on the list in 2012.
The sports stars shared their fashion favorites with the magazine, including shoes, accessories and style icons.
(photos via vanityfair.com)
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Malcolm Jenkins fronts Capital Style magazine’s July/August Men’s Issue. The Philadelphia Eagles safety is among the NFL players who are well-versed in fashion. While playing with the New Orleans Saints, he created Rock Avenue Bow Ties. The brand offers a range of bow ties and pocket squares and aims educate the masses about the art of tying a bow tie.
The Capital Style cover has him donning his signature accessory. Jenkins is dressed in a custom jacket and pants from Q Clothier, a custom shirt from Astor & Black, a Rock Avenue Bow Ties pocket square, and a Rock Avenue Bow ties prototype bow tie.
Inside the publication, Jenkins is among three Columbus athletes highlighted for their style outside the game. In addition to the former Ohio State football player, the featured sports pros include Columbus Blue Jackets defenseman, James Wisniewski and Columbus Crew midfielder, Wil Trapp.
Each athlete revealed a … Read More »
Earlier this summer, Eric Decker was announced as the new face of the Buffalo David Bitton Fall 2014 campaign. The New York Jets wide receiver is the second athlete to appear in ads for the fashion house, as part of the brand’s “Buffalo Pro” initiative. NBA baller, Chandler Parsons, starred in the Spring 2014 shots, together with Ashley Sky.
Decker makes his modeling debut alongside Victoria’s Secret model, Erin Heatherton. The new campaign has him dressed in apparel from the latest Buffalo David Bitton collection. He’s outfitted in a range of styles, including plaid button-down shirts, henleys, motorcycle jackets and denim.
Below is a preview of the campaign shots. For additional images, visit buffalojeans.com.
Check out the footage below for a behind-the-scenes look at Decker and Heatherton at their Buffalo David Bitton photo shoot:
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The 22nd annual ESPY Awards were held at the Nokia Theatre last night, and athletes brought their fashion A-game for the evening. The competitive nature of sports transitioned to the red carpet, as players vied for best-dressed honors. To increase the sartorial focus, this year’s ESPY Awards Red Carpet featured the Capital One Quicksilver Cam, offering a 360-degree view of each ensemble. Los Angeles Laker, Nick Young, was also tapped to cover fashion on the red carpet. Below os a recap of the 2014 ESPYs Awards fashion game:
Nick Young: Young, who chose Russell Westbrook as his style winner, was dressed in St. Laurent for his red carpet hosting duties.
(photo via @swaggyp1)
Marcedes Lewis: Stylist Brandon Williams and bespoke tailor Waraire Boswell, the team behind Andrew Wiggins’ famous draft day fashion, worked together again on an ESPYs look for Lewis. Lewis paired a Waraire Boswell jacket and shirt with Oak shorts and Daniel … Read More »