Break Out 'Trainwreck' Star Amar’e Stoudemire Really, Really Loves What He's Seeing at NYFWM

They say that clothes make the man, so after a day of shows what is Amar’e Stoudemire, the style-obsessed basketball player feeling? Mixed emotions, it seems. On Wednesday, the Miami Heat’s newest addition gushed over very different collections from both Greg Lauren (nephew of Ralph) and Belgian Tim Coppens.

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“I loved the show—it was one of the most intriguing shows I’ve seen this week,” he said about Lauren’s spring 2016 collection, which was a crafty twist on Noah’s Ark-inspired menswear, where the designer took burlap sacks and re-proportioned them into jackets. “It’s definitely for your hardworking man.” (Hey, takes one to know one!)

Not surprisingly, what made the collection most stimulating for Stoudemire, who looked like an urban cowboy in head-to-toe black accessorized with a thick gold chain and wide-brimmed hat, was the element of theatricality.

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“I like the fact that it seems like the 70s,” he said noting the tribal element of the collection. “That was a time when the world was very peaceful, and was very about love and peace. And I want to bring that back.”

Roger that, Amar’e.

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A little while later, we spotted the baller sitting front row at Coppens’ show, which featured bright, graphic shapes (some even painted as tattoos on the arms & necks of models), oversized jackets loaded with large, bulky pockets, and the coolest sneakers to hit the runway all season: Vans skate shoes adorned with beads (some pearly white) and veered more NYC skate punk than Lauren’s nomadic surfer. “I loved it,” said Stoudemire enthusiastically, a new pep in his substantial step.

With top designers dressing the ESPYs, and athletes sitting front row at the shows, it seems like fashion and sport are as intertwined as ever. Look to Stoudemire to be rocking the best of the runway next spring.

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