Oh what? I did an interview awhile back with Stephanie from the sport and style blog SOUTHBOUND SUAREZ which was just recently posted.
Check out an exert from the interview below:
First and foremost: favorite sport, favorite team, and favorite athlete:
Snowboarding-because it makes me feel like I’m flying, St. Louis Cardinals-because I went to college in St. Louis and that team truly brings the city together, and Michael Jordan-the only athlete I’ve ever had on my Valentine’s cards.
How does sport translate into your personal style?
I incorporate a lot of 80s and 90s athletic wear into my every day style. It has been said that I might have one of the best collections of crazy color blocked vintage ski coats…EVER. I like loud colors and patterns, and it’s also important that my clothing is functional and versatile enough for the sports I participate in every day, such as sitting in front of a computer, tap dancing, and practicing parkour as I make the trek from the last parking spot on the Nike campus to the 4th floor of the Michael Jordan building.
How do current fashion and streetwear trends influence your work designing for basketball?
When designing basketball apparel, I definitely take into consideration current streetwear trends when relevant and look to runways for upcoming trends. Actually, attempting to translate trends that seem the least relevant to basketball can produce the most interesting and unexpected results. My basketball designs are a carefully considered mix of fashion elements, the latest sports technology, and the bold Jordan aesthetic.
What is one of the biggest challenges in designing for sport categories?
The biggest challenge is always to make clothing that functions at the highest level possible for that sport and at the same time, make it look cool enough that people will want to wear it regardless of playing the sport it was designed for. That is a challenge I love to take on.
To read the full interview go here: SOUTHBOUND SUAREZ/ Andrea Forist
*All opinions and view expressed are those of Andrea Forist and do not necessarily represent the views or opinions of Nike Inc. or the Jordan Brand.