The WTA competitive season concludes this week with TEB BNP Paribas WTA Championships in Istanbul. Before hitting the court, the game’s stylish stars dressed up for the draw ceremony in Istanbul. The event showcased the sartorial skills of tennis’ top females, proving that their personal style is as distinct as their playing style. Included among the “elite 8” were: Sara Errani, Agnieszka Radwanska, Petra Kvitova, Serena Williams, Victoria Azarenka, Li Na, Jelena Jankovic and Angelique Kerber.
The chosen fashions ranged from a long-sleeve sequin mini for Jelena Jankovic, to a pantsuit for Angelique Kerber, and a sheer panel dress for Agnieszka Radwanska. In addition to their designer duds, beauty company and official cosmetics of the WTA, Oriflame, held a style suite prior to the shoot, providing the finishing touches for each ladies’ look. For behind-the-scenes photos as the “elite 8” got ready for the evening, visit here.
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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 »
To coincide with the start of the 2013-2014 NBA season, adidas has debuted a new line of on-court gear. The “NBA On-Court Collection” will outfit players from all 30 teams. The featured fashions include the On-Court Warm-Up Jacket and Pant, Varsity Warm-Up Jacket, Long-Sleeve Shooting Shirt and Short-Sleeve Shooting Shirt.
The league boasts a range of athletes already known for their off-court fashion game. The new items now bring some style to the hardwood, merging performance innovations with current trends. The collection is available at NBAStore.com. Scroll through to check out the new designs:
In addition to the gear, the NBA unveiled a new spot dubbed “BIG is On,” to celebrate the upcoming season. With background music “This Little Light of Mine” by The Steeles, the video spotlights the NBA’s rising stars, as they turn on the lights around the league to tip-off … Read More »
After great success in targeting its female fan base through fashion-forward apparel options, the NFL has shifted its style focus to juniors and tween consumers. Tweens and teens are very creative in the way they express themselves through fashion. The league is celebrating these younger fans with a range of team-themed clothing that provides girls the ability to develop their own individual style, while supporting their favorite squad.
To help promote the new gear, the NFL has also joined forces with teen singer, actress and dancer, Zendaya. Zendaya brings a lively, customizable style to the NFL Tweens & Juniors Apparel collection. She embodies the ability for young girls to have fun, be comfortable and really own their own originality when it comes to fashion. She is featured in the NFL Tweens & Juniors Apparel campaign, along with the daughters of the Kansas City Chiefs and Washington … Read More »
Before suiting up in their team gear for Sunday’s matchup against the New York Jets, the Pittsburgh Steelers swapped their uniforms for designer duds. Last Friday, the team held its annual Steelers Style Fashion Show at the East Club Lounge at Heinz Field. Proceeds from the show benefitted the UPMC Sports Medicine Concussion Program and the Cancer Caring Center.
The theme of the evening was “Steelers Nation Black & Gold Style,” as team hues were incorporated into the featured fashions. Players and their families modeled apparel from American Eagle Outfitters, NIKE, Moda Pittsburgh, Michael Kors, Robert Graham, Nordstrom and Kiya Tomlin.
The evening also included the presentation of the “Swag Award,” which was voted on by Steelers teammates Lawrence Timmons and Antonio Brown, as well as head coach Mike Tomlin. Receiver Emmanuel Sanders snagged the stylish honor, while Jerricho Cotchery’s children were awarded with the … Read More »
Paul Pierce was part of a blockbuster trade that moved him from the Boston Celtics to the Brooklyn Nets. His transition to New York this season comes after 15 years of playing in Boston. Pierce will need to adjust to a new team and a new home, and he’ll have to keep pace in a city that is at the center of fashion. To start, he’s the October cover star for DuJour magazine.
Pierce spoke with the magazine only three weeks after moving into the city. Within the interview, he discusses the move to New York, retirement, fatherhood and the Knicks rivalry. Below is an excerpt and for the full story, read on here.
DuJour: You just moved to the city three weeks ago—what’s the verdict?
Paul Pierce: I feel good about living in New York. I’ve been playing in Boston my whole … Read More »
Football and fashion collide in the latest edition of Milwaukee Magazine. Green Bay Packers wide receiver, James Jones, serves as the magazine’s October 2013 cover model. Within the pages of the publication, the footballer hits the field to showcase a range of menswear styles.
With Mitchell Park’s Journey House Packers Field as the backdrop, the photo shoot, dubbed “The Lambeau Look,” has Jones donning casual men’s fashions from designers including Joe’s Jeans, Perry Ellis and Calvin Klein. The featured apparel and accessories can be found at local Milwaukee spots including Moda3 and the Boston Store. Below is a preview of Jones’ fashion photos and for additional shots, visit here.
(photos shot by Adam Ryan Morris)
Watch the video below for a behind-the-scenes look at Jones’ stylish shoot:
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The 2013-14 NBA season is fast approaching and with it will come another year of competition on the fashion front. Many of the game’s stars, together with their stylists, have taken time during the off-season to prepare their pre and post-game wardrobes.
Steve Nash is enlisting the help of fans, to choose his opening night fashion. The L.A. Lakers point guard is deciding between three distinct suit styles. Each look comes from Vancouver-based, custom menswear company, Indochino. Nash joined forces with the fashion retailer in 2011. He became an investor in the brand and launched his own signature collection of suits and accessories.
Among Nash’s outfit options for opening night are the Premium Sepia Check Suit, which offers a strong style statement thanks to its brown and black check print, and bold accessories to match. Taking a different fashion route, the second … Read More »
Golden State Warriors guard, Andre Iguodala, is quietly one of the NBA’s style standouts. He might not dominate the fashion conversation as often as other players, but he’s always been on top of his sartorial game.
In a recent interview for ESPN The Magazine, Iguodala spoke about the 2005 NBA dress code and its impact on the game’s fashion landscape. The competition now extends off-the-court, as players vie for the style spotlight. Athletes across the league are striving for success outside of basketball and dressing the part has become a large part of the game.
For the full interview with Iguodala, read on here. Check out the video and excerpts below as he discusses NBA fashion:
On fashion as a business for athletes:
“Athletes are taking this fashion stuff serious. They’re doing research on these fashion companies and how they’re getting started and how they’re making money. … Read More »