Amar’e Stoudemire talks sports in fashion

U.S basketball player Amar'e Stoudemire, right, and his wife Alexis Welch arrive at Balmain men's Spring/Summer 2016 collection, during Mode a Paris, in France, Saturday, June 27, 2015. (AP Photo/Kamil Zihnioglu)All 6’10” (2.08 meters) of Stoudemire have stood out quite prominently in Paris fashion week this season _ with the NBA player attending numerous shows including Balmain Saturday.

Stoudemire, who plays for the Dallas Mavericks, is no stranger to the fashion scene and has attended Paris menswear weeks twice before _ as well as having collaborated on his own fashion line.

He said it’s great that more and more sportswear is being seen on the ready-to-wear catwalk, like in Givenchy’s use of basketball top silhouettes or Balmain’s use of baseball caps.

“I love fashion. And it’s a sign of creativity that brands are mixing sports in their designs, like Givenchy,” he said, at the Balmain show.

“I think in the last five or six years, collaborations with sports and fashion have really taken off _ like my sporty collaboration with (designer) Rachel Roy in womenswear,” he said.

Stoudemire sat next to fellow NBA star Serge Ibaka, who plays for Oklahoma City Thunder.

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