Haute Knick Carmelo Anthony plays Fashion Forward
The New York Knicks position 3 forward is shooting good and looking good – on the cutting edge of fashion. Why else would style icon, Editor in Chief of American Vogue Anna Wintour, be sitting courtside at Madison Square Garden?
How did Carmelo cultivate his refined style and become a trend setter? He hired fashion stylist, Khalilah Williams-Webb, owner of the vintage clothing store Shirley + Alice, in Bedford Stuyvesant, Brooklyn, New York.
Carmelo approaches fashion like his life, says Khalilah, he has fun and he plays with it.
Being an aesthetic fashion stylist to athletes isn’t as challenging as you might think, especially when you have the phone number of Waraire Boswell, the Mercedes Benz Fashion Designer of the Year, on speed dial.
Standing 6’7.5”, the L.A. based custom tailor is familiar with outfitting the tall athletic frame. Quality and function is the paradigm of his design. Engaging specialty linings, pops of color, and infinite detail, Waraire offers his clients a personalized statement with a cool persona.
‘Dressing Carmelo Anthony is a joy’, exudes Williams-Webb. He’s game for everything, leopard kicks, pocket squares, bow ties, smarty pants, hats, specs, boat shoes(Yacht inspired pieces are trending now), and the classic boat shoe is considered more formal than a loafer. Plus, they look great with or without a ‘Happy Sock’!
Carmelo’s bling is cutting edge as well. He’s spokesman for the Japanese Company Phiten. Although the medical and performance enhancing claims of the twisted ropes,(utilizing the electric conductivity of titanium and gold), are considered pseudoscience, that doesn’t stop legions of athletes from wearing them.
Standing tall at 6’8”, it makes sense that Carmelo Anthony would be breathing the air of high fashion – and rocking a gentleman’s look!