When you hear the word 'Athlete', you imagine how they conquer their respective fields, literally. But how great is it when an athlete conquers the fashion world too, that’s a double win for sure. How awe-inspiring is it to be an accomplished player and also make it in the industry of the designers. A number of players known around the world are killing it in both areas with way-to-go fat income and landing of vast partnership deals with the leading designer companies around the globe. Who said you can not kill two birds with one stone!
Whether they are making their way to red carpets, various appearances or making it to the stadium, they make their choice of style and fashion statements known to the public, in what is called ‘speaking for itself’. Their choice of wear is seen through their preferred colour choice, hairstyle or haircut, whether it is suit or a casual wear, and accessories to match. Every detail that constitutes their clothing is key and taken seriously in the fashion industry. For the players, it is as serious as launching their own clothing line that have received exemplary remarks.
Some of the accomplished faces in the fashion industry are;
Christiano Ronaldo – Soccer.
David Beckham – Soccer.
LeBron James – NBA.
Serena Williams – Tennis.
Dwayne Wade – NBA.
Maria Sharapova – Tennis.
Russel Westbrook – NBA.
Their success is seen in their respective careers in sports and in the fashion industry as well, with their own clothing line such as Christiano Ronaldo's CR7 and their huge partnership deals with designer companies such as Armani, Tag Heuer, Jordan, just to mention a few.
Nike is also a well-known company that has made various partnership deals with players such as Serena Williams, Maria Sharapova and LeBron James. Serena Williams recently landed a deal with Nike where she gets to wear customized sportswear just for her fitting which ensures that she makes a statement while she is winning the cup. The professional players are guaranteed of sportswear that is both comfortable and oozes fashion while in the field.
To them, it is not just about putting two and two together but a way of expressing their love for fashion through what they wear, which is exactly what they do. To some of them it is like a career path to them due to the wholesome effort they put in it, it is as serious as it gets. Wherever they go, they go with their fashion enthusiasm because that is part of their lives now and the athletic giants would not want to let their fans down who look up to them and are always on the know concerning who they wear.