Well, I have made it back from NBA All-Star to NYC, and it sure didn’t disappoint. Moving the event to NOLA, definitely provided for a fun experience since Mardi Gras also began over the weekend.
There were no shortage of fun events and fashion happening all over. Some of my favorite highlights are below!
NBA LAB X NBA Crossover
The NBA LAB has all things collaborations going on, and they hosted a three day suite that was full of new brands showcasing all their products. NBA LAB x SprayGround are just dope. Also the bracelets from Rastaclat and the Pintrill pins are pretty dope. I got to take a few home with me!
GQ, X Nike and Adidas hosted two really fun events and lounges. I was lucky enough to hang with one of my favorite up and coming players from the Milwukee Bucks, Thon Maker.
We all know that street style has become a massive part of our culture, and looking comfortable yet cool can sometimes be difficult. Celebrity street style has become its own red carpet, and some of the most authentic and best dressed fashion comes straight from the tarmac. As you pack up and head out, you want to look effortless, comfy, and chic.
I am always chilly on the airplane, so wearing an on trend coat like this camel colored trench from Topshop is easy. Not only is it a gorgeous piece for the weekend ahead, but it will keep me warm on the plane and moves easily.
Never under estimate the power of a cool ball cap. This one from H&M is totally on trend for the Spring, and mixed with my favorite sporty watch from Adidas I will always be on time. Lets be real, my cell phone dies all the time when I travel, and I like to have on a watch to be safe.
Comfortable yet trendy athleisure is my go to for the plane. I love these Adidas Gazelles and track pants paired with a simple yet cool sweatshirt. If the plane gets toasty and I put my coat up, I can move easily and feel cool and hip. Traveling in sneakers that are trendy is key. When you have to run to catch a connection, you will be happy to be thankful.
Last, some of my favorite carry on items are below. Just before landing I like to make sure I get off the plane feeling refreshed and glowing. These products that I store in my favorite Herschel carrying case are perfect.
Well if I may say so myself this week is going to be really fun for all things fashion. NYFW A/W 2017 is underway, and there are no shortage of amazing collections and street styles to be seen. As athleisure takes flight, you are seeing more designers collaborating with sneaker companies for exclusive shoes that will appear on the runway and then sold as smaller collections for the brand.
Besides all of the New York madness, lets not forget that NBA All-Star weekend in New Orleans is on February 19th. If you are keeping up in the fashion scene, we know that these hoops players are becoming their own fashion stars, and last year the front row during the slam dunk contest was its own runway show.
So thanks to Nike, they are releasing shoes for both events, and I have the scoop on them for you below.
NYFW 2017 Collaborations
Sneakers have become a staple in men’s style, and Nike is working with three different fashion brands/designers to celebrate NYFW. The collaborations include ASAP Bari’s VLONE, Comme des Garcons, and Riccardo Tisci, showcasing the Air Force 1 and two different Dunks.
Commes de Garcons X Nike Dunk Hi
The collaborations, according to Nathan Jobe, senior director of sportswear at Nike, will bring an energy and unique retail experience to fashion week. Put directly, a big thing during Fashion Week is basketball. Nike is taking over the NBA next season, so we will begin to see new ideas and concepts. Asap Bari’s VLONE x Air Force 1 were a hit and allegedly went for $90,00 on eBay. This slightly updated shoe will release again on February 11th.
That directly leads to the release of the NBA All-Star Jordans. The Jordan Brand officially unveils its collection of sneakers for the event, and despite All-Star Weekend being relocated from Charlotte to New Orleans , the Charlotte Hornets still channels through the collection.The 2017 All-Star Collection consists of the Air Jordan 31, Air Jordan 1 and Air Jordan 6 and uses Charlotte Hornets themed colorways. The Air Jordan All-Star Collection will roll out over the course of NBA All-Star Weekend.