Knicks Star Amar’e Stoudemire & Designer Rachel Roy Reveal Details Of Their Fashion Line


Amar’e Stoudemire has made it very clear. In addition to being the King of New York basketball – or co-King, however that works with he and Melo- he also plans on taking the fashion world by storm with designer Rachel Roy. Both recently shared their inspirations for the upcoming line as well as the logo and sketches:

“I was never a designer or anything like that, but as far as putting together what I was going to wear, I was a fashion rebel, always mixing it up,” said Stoudemire. “As long as I remember, I always did something with my clothes. I would slice up the bottom of my jeans so that they would look different. I would change the design of my shirt and add an extra layer. I would wear two different tennis shoes.”

Rachel Roy is pulling inspiration from supermodels who have an affinity for sports:

“What does Gisele wear when she goes to see her man [New England Patriots quarterback Tom Brady] play? What would Kate Moss wear? Those images are the inspiration .”

The way this partnership works, Rachel designs the clothes and Amar’e selects the sketches he likes. Simple yes?

The Knicks’ uniform will even factor as a motif throughout the line of casual dresses and separates, along with vintage-inspired NBA logos and stars, inspired by Stoudemire’s Star of David tattoo. The line will retail between $45-$250 when it hits Macy’s racks in September.

It is EXTREMELY interesting that Amar’e decided to take his fashion plunge with a line for women. I suppose it worked for Nelly and Apple Bottom. I guess as a man all he has to do is picture what he likes to see a woman in, yes?

He appears to really be taking the line seriously and involving himself in the process, not just rubber stamping it. I really would like to hear his reasoning for the choice. It’s pretty genius though. Can’t wait to see the results.