Russell Westbrook Featured On Cover Of Sports Illustrated 'Fashionable 50'


Tuesday, April 12th 2016, 4:49 pm
By: Brett Coppenbarger


Along with terrorizing the NBA with his unstoppable athletic ability and knack to record a triple-double at the blink of an eye, Thunder point guard Russell Westbrook has a few other accolades etched on his illustrious resume, with creating his own fashion line being one of them. Seeing he's garnered plenty of respect in that industry, Westbrook tweeted on Tuesday that he would grace the cover of the upcoming Sports Illustrated's "Fashionable 50" issue. 

Westbrook's cover is one of four to be released on April 18.

"My style changes throughout the year so even for me, it’s hard to describe it. I get inspiration from a lot of things. For basketball we travel a lot and I’m able to visit hotels and see different fabrics and art on the walls. I also get inspiration from women’s wear. It's very interesting to see how the clothes are made and how they mix and match different pieces," Westbrook told SI and can also be found here. "A lot of people may like to wear nice clothes, but some do not really understand where fashion comes from. I took the time to do my research and learn about the fashion world before I was able to get in to it. I had the pleasure of sitting down with Anna Wintour and Andre Leon Talley to pick their brains about the origins of fashion and how it all began. Now, I have my own brand with Barney’s and True Religion. I’ve been able to create this space for myself as a designer while still playing basketball."

Westbrook's cover is one of four to be released on April 18.

"My style changes throughout the year so even for me, it’s hard to describe it. I get inspiration from a lot of things. For basketball we travel a lot and I’m able to visit hotels and see different fabrics and art on the walls. I also get inspiration from women’s wear. It's very interesting to see how the clothes are made and how they mix and match different pieces," Westbrook told SI and can also be found here. "A lot of people may like to wear nice clothes, but some do not really understand where fashion comes from. I took the time to do my research and learn about the fashion world before I was able to get in to it. I had the pleasure of sitting down with Anna Wintour and Andre Leon Talley to pick their brains about the origins of fashion and how it all began. Now, I have my own brand with Barney’s and True Religion. I’ve been able to create this space for myself as a designer while still playing basketball."

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Thunder point guard Russell Westbrook will be featured on the upcoming cover of Sports Illustrated's "Fashionable 50" issue that will be released on April 18. 

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