Dwyane Wade Gets Candid About His Fashion Week Plans & Joining The Business

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Wade backstage with Riccardo Tisci at the spring '17 Givenchy men's show in Paris.
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Dwyane Wade’s surprising move from the Miami Heat to the Chicago Bulls has been the subject of much discussion, but there’s been little debate about his status in the fashion world.

The star shooting guard has been a regular for years on the front rows of runway shows, and this week he’s serving as an ambassador for New York Fashion Week: Men’s. Fresh off a trip to the Paris presentations, Wade told FN he’s excited to see how the American designers compare.

Lanvin Men's Show Paris From left to right: Victor Cruz, Dwyane Wade, Nick Young & Serge Ibaka sit in the front row at the Lanvin men’s show last month in Paris. REX Shutterstock.

“Designers who show during New York Fashion Week tend to showcase more wearable fashion with less interpretation,” he said, citing Dean and Dan Caten, and Dao-Yi and Maxwell Osborne as some of his favorite designers. “What’s important to me are designers who make clothes that complement and fit an athletic build.”

Dwyane Wade Dwyane Wade with Maxwell Osborne and Dao-Yi Chow of Public School. Rex Shutterstock.

Wade, who already has a signature sneaker line with Chinese brand Li-Ning, confessed that launching his own fashion label is a strong possibility. “That’s naturally the next step in this journey,” he said.

“It would be made up of pieces to create the perfect uniform for every man’s life. It would be both functional and stylish. The complete line will be interchangeable, making every outfit effortless.”

Gabrielle Union Shoes Style Gabrielle Union with husband Dwyane Wade wearing an Akris dress and Giuseppe Zanotti sandals. Splash.

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