Those that know and appreciate Russell Westbrook, not only acknowledge his crash-the-glass style of play, but respect the man’s visionary stance on fashion. Well before he introduced Honor the Gift to the world, Brodie was often snapped headed into games sporting risqué fits that had other such style-conscious individuals scratching their heads. It’s evident to most that Westbrook is someone who truly values stylistic expression, and succeeds in parlaying that mind frame over to his own brand.
The NBA star recently took Honor the Gift’s “Art Dept.” capsule over to Paris Fashion Week in all of its hybridized glory. Much like he does in real life, the label’s latest offering is a subcultural mix of disparate aesthetics that juxtapose fittingly alongside one another. For instance, sportswear sensitivities mix in with military-inspired codes, while colorful paint splatter cues playfully interrupt classic workwear vibes. Standout pieces from the range include the color-blocked Art Dept. hoodie, Local Artist Gi, and the Local Artist Jumpsuit— all of which call attention to randomized paint blotches.