Pro athletes were the only celebrities to attend the first-ever Men’s Fashion Week.
At least that’s what it looked like. The front row looked more like a NBA bench, with fashion stylist playing the role of a head coach, executing their athlete client’s wardrobe for the week.
Athlete attendees included NBA stars Dwyane Wade, Mike Conley Jr., Rudy Gay, and Amar’e Stoudemire, Nick Young, and Chandler Parsons, Rudy Gay, NFL star Victor Cruz, and Nascar Driver Lewis Hamliton.
To have star athletes help break the ice for Men’s Fashion Week is a pretty dope thing. What do men love other than clothing? sports!
Dwyane Wade and his actress wife Gabrielle Union were everywhere for Men’s Fashion Week.(Dwyane was a Men’s Fashion Week ambassador) The two attended a slew of shows, Thom Browne, Public School,Todd Synder,Rag&Bone and Ovadia + Sons just to name a few.
Wade and Gabby changed their outfits for every show as well, Wade in particular donned pieces from each menswear designer’s show he attended at the time.
Ovadia And Sons
Mike Conley Jr.(Memphis Grizzlies) made his first fashion week appearance. The off-the-rack wearing guard attended shows by Public School, Todd Snyder, Robert Geller, and Michael Bastian….. With his wife and fashion stylist Brand Wills. Super cool group, I had the chance to talk with Mike and Brand a few times as we attended a lot of the same shows. Mike also swapped outfits for most shows, and killed every look.
My favorite was his ensemble for Michael Bastian’s show. Mike wore a window pane patterned Double-Breasted from Bastian’s S/S ’16 collection paired with neutral trousers.
Swaggy P. Nick Young was in the building for presentations by Public School, and John Elliot +Co. . the basketball forward with killa swag didn’t have his girl Iggy by his side, but still grabbed our attention with his tasteful sense of style.
Rudy Gay..First and foremost, welcome to Fashion Week. The NBA forward made his debut, to New York’s biggest Fashion scene, attending shows by John Elliot, Public School….And … Rudy kept his looks conservative and casual. I spoke with Rudy as well, super chill, low-key dude. His style definitely complemented his personality.
Rudy and Amar’e Stoudemire at John Elliot + Co. show.
Amar’e Stoudemire couldn’t miss out on New York’s Fist ever Mens Fashion Week. The former New York baller fit right in with wide brim hats and lengthy button down shirts. Amare’s presence was certainly felt, all 6″11 of him.
NFL star receiver Victor Cruz made his rounds as well, attending shows from. Victor, who I had the chance to briefly speak too at Public School NYC show, seemed very excited about Men’s Fashion Week. Victor has an authentic love for fashion, definitely see him making strong moves in the industry very soon. He already has a Givenchy Men’s campaign under his belt. especially Public Schools’ S/S ’16 set.
Chandler Parsons was rolling around NYC with his homie Matthew Chevallard, founder/designer of Del Toro Shoes. I interviewed Chandler outside of Public School’s show, and he spoke briefly about his new collection with Del Toro, which he launched during Men’s Fashion Week. Great strategy.
The NBA Finals MVP Andre Iguodala was also in NYC for Men’s Fashion Week. The 31-year-old swingman attended shows by Rochambeau, Public School and Rag & Bone. According to an interview with WWD, Andre mentioned how bad he wanted to see Michael Bastian’s show, but had to head out to L.A. for the 2015 ESPYS.
“I’m leaving tomorrow night to go to the ESPYS and I’m missing the Michael Bastian show, which is the one show I really wanted to see. I’ve been a fan of his for a long time without knowing who he actually was,” said Igoudala via WWD.
— LHamilton.pl (@LHamiltonpl) July 15, 2015
MTS photos via Mike Law