This evening is Game 1 of the NBA Finals, where the Golden State Warriors and Cleveland Cavaliers will once again face off, and each team has a very stylish roster.
Kobe Bryant stands out as an undeniably stylish dude. To honor the star's amazing career and say goodbye, we take a look back at our favorite of his looks.
Kobe Bryant and faced LeBron James at the Staples Center last night, but it was Cam Newton's massive "Pharrell" hat that got the most attention.
Today, we celebrate the divine creation of Nike’s hottest-hitter: the Air Force 1. The style is 34 years old, and in its lifetime, Nike has conceived nearly 2,000 iterations of the silhouette— now available in low, mid, and high— and in many, many colors. The AF1, which typically starts at $140 a pop (except for the 25th anniversary style in crocodile and anaconda leather, adorned with gold-tipped laces for a staggering $2K), has brought in considerable sales over the years: an estimated $800 million per year in revenue. Really, who would have thought that a pair of Nike’s could be purchased at major auction houses like Paddle8 with starting bids in the tens of thousands?
We’re already midway through New York Fashion Week, where designers anticipate next year’s trends—so far we’ve seen a lot of pink, fur, and gauchos—but what does the next decade have in store for the fashion industry? Well, the Knicks’ forward player Carmelo Anthony may be jumping on the wearable technology trend. There have been some examples of tech-accessories proliferating over the past couple years from fitbit bracelets (Tory Burch now has her own design) to the new Apple smartwatch that should be available any day now… There have even been tech/fashion collaborations like clothing label Opening Ceremony, who partnered with Intel to create a bracelet that delivers text message notifications (kinda like 90s beepers, but made chic). Related: Opening Ceremony: That ’90s Show, Again MICA Watch by Opening Ceremony x Intel “Wearable tech has been around in sports for a long time.
NBA stars get their nickname “ballers” for a reason. In the past few years, players have become obsessed with fashion, like the usual front row appearance at major fashion shows by Tyson Chandler at Alexander Wang, and Dwyane Wade and Carmelo Anthony at Versace. Related: Gucci Redesigned Its Menswear Collection in One Week But NBA players, more than any other sporting athlete, always seem to follow one golden rule: to never wear last season’s garb. @dwyanewade/instagram Yesterday, the league’s most stylish team, the Miami Heat rolled out the red carpet to take the court in their black-tie finest—a big change from their usual home court white.