Fashion Brands endorsed by Cristiano Ronaldo

Cristiano Ronaldo is one of the highest paid athletes in the world. Forbes ranked the Portugal superstar as the third-highest paid athlete overall and the second-highest-paid football player in 2018. Here is a list of all the brands that internationally celebrated sportsman and style icon endorses.

Nike

In 2016, Nike announced a lifetime deal with global football icon Cristiano Ronaldo worth $1 Billion. It is only the third lifetime deal for the sports giant after LeBron James and Michael Jordan.

CR7 Cristiano Ronaldo Luxury Underwear

In November 2013, Cristiano in cooperation with the New York fashion designer Richard Chai and Scandinavian manufacturer JBS Textile Group, co-designed a range of underwear and sock line. CR7 represents Cristiano Ronaldo’s initials that are followed by his jersey number.

CR7 Cristiano Ronaldo Footwear

In April 2015, Cristiano Ronaldo launched a high-end yet accessible formal footwear collection, advancing his growing luxury fashion brand. CR7 Footwear delivers a range of styles and features his love of superior craftsmanship, premium quality, and modern yet classic style at the heart of the brand. Each CR7 Footwear piece is hand-crafted in Portugal by highly experienced footwear artisans and enables the style-conscious to truly step into CR7’s shoes. CR7 Footwear’s collection is divided into Basic, Premium, and Luxury collections for both men and boys with unique and varied styles including hand-sewn moccasins, trendy loafers, urban oxford shoes, real blake stitched classic derby shoes, colored desert boots, and authentic Goodyear welted styles.

CR7 Cristiano Ronaldo Blankets

In 2016, Cristiano Ronaldo signed a three-year partnership with Elite Team, an exclusive distributor of Denali® luxury sports blankets, to create an exclusive line of signature CR7 luxury blankets.

Tag Heuer

In 2014, Cristiano Ronaldo signed a personal endorsement deal with Tag Heuer, a widely-known Swiss watch brand, joining an illustrious roster of Tag Heuer sports stars and celebrities including WTA tennis champion Maria Sharapova, film actors Leonardo DiCaprio and Cameron Diaz, World Rally Champion Sébastien Ogier, Formula One World Champion Jenson Button, and 2013 America’s Cup winner Oracle Team USA.

TOP SPORTS SHOE BRANDS IN THE WORLD (PART 2)

New Balance

Referring to the New Balance shoe brand, we all will immediately think of the image of Steve Jobs, the legend of Apple, with a long black sleeveless T-shirt paired with Levi’s jeans and a 99x Gray New Balance pair of shoes, the traditional and typical product of this brand.

Using modern technology, New Balance has the ability to create beautiful sports shoes as well as compromise its using function. Following the slogan “We were born to move”, New Balance’s breakthrough has quickly approached the current fashion tastes of young people, from sports shoes to fashionable clothes.

Converse

When it comes to the word “Converse”, people will think of classic sneakers with long-lasting beauty. The brand Converse has brought its signature basketball shoes to the ring since the year 1900s. Converse is well-known in basketball history with top-notch shoes worn by sports stars such as Charles H. Taylor, Wilt. Chamberlain, or Michael Jordan.

After a long time of crisis, it was bought by Nike Corporation in 2003. However, the great image of Converse rubber shoes has ever raged on the world’s most prestigious NBA basketball court so far. Even so, the classic brand and design of Converse are still long-lasting and sold well in many countries, in which  the Chuck Taylor All Star design of Converse is a typical example.

Vans

Vans is considered the unmistakable choice of thoses who love fashion shoes. Its shoes are especially loved by skateboarders. The charm of Vans comes from its simple style, unchanged appearance, rich color palette, and reasonable price. It has classic, authentic, and unchanged designs for decades. In addition to skateboarding shoes, Vans has become more and more popular by its slip-on loafers since 1979. In 2004, Vans claimed to be owned by VF Corporation which controls 55% of the U.S. backpack market with the Eastpak, Timberland, JanSport, and North Face brands.

TOP SPORTS SHOE BRANDS IN THE WORLD (PART 1)

The most popular sports shoe brands are always competing to outdo each other with the most advanced shoe-making technology to give their customers the sports shoe that can fulfill all their requirements. Here are the top 10 most popular sports shoe brands in the world.

Nike

Nike

Nike with the spirit of “Just do it” that the world widely knows today was born in 1964 in the United States. Formerly known as Blue Ribbon Sports, it was formed by William Jay “Bill” Bowerman and Phil Knight. The company changed its name to Nike in 1978, taking the name of the god in Greek mythology, a symbol of victory.

Up to now, Nike has not only been known as a successful global shoe brand but also has been considered as a symbol of American culture and style. The brand provides a full range of shoes for all sports, focusing on the technological improvements and functional optimization to best support the strong movement of users.

Adidas

Adidas

When mentioning Nike, it’s impossible not to mention its rival – Adidas. Like Nike, you can buy Adidas anywhere – on soccer fields, at schools, or in a commercial center.

“All Day I Dream About Sport” is the way Adidas interpret each letter in its name. From the very beginning, Adidas has conquered the hearts of many famous athletes and hip hop artists all over the world. Today, Adidas – the pride of Germany – is the leading brand both in sports and fashion.

Puma

Puma

As a brand that directly competes with Adidas, Puma is one of the world’s leading sports shoe brands with stores appearing in more than 120 countries. The brand is famous for bringing the best products designed for the fastest athletes. The company’s distinctive leopard logo make people look more personality.

Since 2007, Puma has gradually sold its shares to the leading French retailer – PPR (Kering Group) until officially “going home” with Gucci, Yves Saint Laurent, Balenciaga.

Top Five Sportswear Trends For 2019

If you’re a gym-lover who constantly know about the latest fitness trends and are always ready for trying a new class, your activewear wardrobe must be equally on-trend. So let’s look at the sportswear trends which are making waves now, and update our workout wardrobes.

Whatever your fitnesswear of choice, here is the list of five sportswear trends that are set to take off in 2019.

1. Leopard Print

Animal print kept being a huge trend on the autumn/winter catwalks, and now leopard spots have also leapt into sportswear collections.

Matching a printed sports bra and leggings or pairing leopard leggings with a neon top for a pop of color are fierce ways to work the trend.

2. Strappy Detailing

In a hot yoga class or uber sweaty HIIT, the aim is mostly to wear as little as possible meanwhile still having a bit of support. Strappy sports bras are perfect option for this.

You can match an intricate bra with plain leggings to create an easy activewear update. Remember that multi-strap and lace-up details really add interest to an outfit.

3. Ballerina Style

Ballet barre classes have been hugely popular, and in the present, ballerina style is trending too.

That means wrap tops for cool-downs and warm-ups, lots of pale pink, and soft grey tones, so you can create your own way to the perfect derriere.

4. Khaki

At the other end of the style spectrum, khaki and camouflage print are the recent trends to get you pumped for brutal circuits classes.

New recruit? Start slowly with a dash of khaki. Bootcamp veteran? Go head to toe camo.

5. Florals

Do you think that floral print and sportswear don’t go together? You will change your mind once you see this season’s styles.

Dark florals are blooming this spring, with graphic and abstract prints making it easy for these monochrome pieces to style with your existing separates.

Square toe shoes, the key footwear trend of summer 2019

 

The square toe silhouette, a cross between the curved-shaped and angular counterparts, can be seen everywhere for summer 2019. This trend has been bubbling away quietly when the super strappy shoes of the decade have taken center stage.  Until spring/summer 2019, with a favorite among editors, Instagram influencers, and buyers at fashion retailers, this favorite 1990s style continues to dominate the runways again. So, how to wear the square toe shoe trend now?

Boots

Square toe boots have been dominating your social media feeds all of fall. Change your wardrobe to the warmer months with this boot style to catch up on the trend before summer begins.

  • Marques’ Almeida Square Toe Lace Up Boots ($566) 

With a bold geometric shape and an angular block heel, these boots dress up and may intrigue to any ensemble. They are wearable for many occasions, pairing perfectly with jeans or a tailored suit for daytime and a satin dress or leather skirt for a night out.

Mules

Square toe mules has become a trending silhouette that helps you wear two shoe trends in one this spring. This footwear choice is an elevated version of your traditional sandal which can upgrade any outfit. From day to night, for work or the weekends, these attention-grabbing accessories will add some personality to your wardrobe this summer.

  • By Far White Kosara 50 Leather Open Toe Mules ($354)

A must-have item for this season you can try wearing with trousers, denim cutoffs, or a pleated sundress to refresh your wardrobe.

Sandals

Square toe sandal is essential for any woman in summer. It arguably is the hottest footwear style for this season. Perfectly paired with your favorite sundress for an outdoor meal, or with shorts for a leisurely day off, square toe sandals easily transition from day-to-night.

  • By Far Square Toe Sandals ($377) 

In a trending golden hue, these minimalist sandals of By Far add some sophisticated shine to any warm-weather ensemble.

MEN’S ATHLEISURE STYLE AND TREND (PART 2)

Running Trainers

Fashion brands have paid attention to the trend that not only do people want a trainer in which they can run but also do they want to be able to wear it every day.

Adidas and Nike have successfully combined their fit-for-purpose athletic-wear products with up-to-the-minute aesthetics ones. The trainers of these famous brands offer both supreme comfort and performance. Their trainers are cool enough to pair with slim, dark wool trousers and also make you look like you’ve lost your mind.

Moreover, if you want to be full hipster, you can opt for the collaboration between Adidas and Rick Owens. Many people may consider their look ‘dark matter meets neo-futurism’ but you should just keep it simple. The Boost range of this German sports giant is stunning all-around while their Kanadia range is well worth a look, too.

Track Jackets 

Track jackets are perfect for layering and athletic usage. They are not only extremely cool but also really useful wardrobe items.

This item has come in more styles, cuts, and colors than you may have ever known what to do with. Your choices run the gamut from featherweight options for light training and warm-ups to technical apparel fit typically reserved for trekking a mountain in.

The lighter stuff which will probably get more wear may be your preference. Try a thin nylon jacket as a mid-layer over a polo shirt and under a parka, this will create a look that’s really on-point.

Think legendary British label Fred Perry, Nike’s Windrunner series, throwback nineties brands such as Fila and Ellesse, or luxury performance wear specialists like Arc’teryx Veilance or Stone Island.

Hoodies

This extra hood under your jacket can be vital for you to avoid elemental intrusion like rain as well as to make you feel like a boxer-in-training. It is also great to structure your layering with a thin hoody nicely paired with a hoodless jacket worn over the top.

 

The “Meghan Markle Effect” Emerges at Bridal Fashion Week

It is about one year after Meghan Markle married Prince Harry but the former royal wedding suit still seems to become a favorite among the world’s brides and fashion designers.

On May 19, 2018, the world watched Meghan Markle get married to Prince Harry in a minimalist silk gown with three-quarter-length sleeves, a bateau neckline, and an organza skirt with a fitted waist by the artistic director of Givenchy – Clare Waight Keller. Then, in a silk crepe gown with a high neckline by Stella McCartney, she stepped out for the reception. And now, less than one year later, this global fashion moment’s impact can still be seen in bridal designs, and recently witnessed at the latest Bridal Fashion Week in New York earlier this week. 

The impact started in October 2018, when at Bridal Fashion Week, fashion designers showed many styles and fall 2019 collections mirrored the sartorial choices of the Duchess of Sussex. Gowns by designers like Theia, Savannah Miller, Isabelle Armstrong, and Elizabeth Fillmore have marked details which allude to Markle’s classic, minimalist gown with the clean silhouette and high neckline.

And up to the current 2020 collections in New York, the Meghan Markle effect still continues.

Monique Lhuillier, an L.A.-based fashion designer who dressed Reese Witherspoon for her wedding to Jim Toth in 2011 said, “There is an influence from Meghan Markle in that some brides are looking for a clean, timeless look,” “However, a lot of brides do tend to want to be more individual in their style, hence why the versatility of a jacket or overskirt that can be removed after the ceremony is appealing to many.”

Sareh Nouri, a New York-based fashion designer who is known for her couture bridal gowns and sashes, debuted with a simple gown which featured long sleeves and a bateau neckline for spring 2020 collection.

There are many other designers chose to follow the minimalism trend meanwhile showing a bit of skin. The bridal line Nouvelle Amsale by New York designer Amsale Aberra also presented a floor-length, long-sleeve gown with a plunging neckline.

 

Spring/ Summer 2019 Color Trends (part 3)

  1. Living Coral

The Living Coral sits perfectly between pink and orange, and it can brighten up every ensemble. It might be the most seasonally appropriate among all the spring/ summer 2019 color trends. This color brings to mind pretty flowers, fruity drinks,  and tropical vacations.

The delicate use of Living Coral with silken outfits at the Zero + Maria Cornejo show brightened the runway. We could also see Living Coral open up the show at Adeam. In addition, the Etro runway’s mid-point was punctuated by ensembles rich in Living Coral like coral dresses, a monochrome suit, and lots of beautifully printed cream.

  1. Pink Peacock 

This color is an intense magenta which cannot be ignored. Pink Peacock – a so noticeable shade which few would dare wear it alone – is among the most striking spring/summer 2019 color trends. It can be mixed with some warm shades such as Aspen Gold or Turmeric for a perfect color blocked outfit or mixed with neutrals to turn into a work-appropriate option.

At a show like the one of Balenciaga, there was never an intention of color blocking or toning down a shade like Pink Peacock. This spring/summer 2019 color was given all the attention when it was used to craft a tight-fitting coat and a full ensemble with an oversized blouse with massive sleeves and a high-waisted skirt.

Area was another brand having made full use of Pink Peacock with a sexy dress made in this conspicuous color.

  1. Fiesta

Fiesta – summery red with a lot of fire and warmer undertones – totally earns the title of the red of the season. It is an exciting, passionate spring 2019 color trend which truly shined in casual wear, lingerie, or even evening wear.

At the wild show of Moschino, Fiesta was used to craft a gorgeous gown and add a scribbly accent to all suits. The collection of Emilia Wickstead was minimalist, sophisticated, and the dresses in this red truly made the color to take center stage.

Spring/ Summer 2019 Color Trends (part 2)

 

  1. Pressed Rose

Princess to the core, and light as air, Pressed Rose can encompass all of the shameless femininity which was so iconic on the runways. This precious pastel pink holds a touch of warmth, especially when compared to Sweet Lilac – its sibling.

Marc Jacobs’ spring collection was replete with feminine opulence and childish luxury, so this color is shown up both in merengue dresses and in spring accessories. The same notes also apply to the more over-the-top feminine collection which was presented at Preen by Thornton Bregazzi.

This color trend even made an appearance on more subdued runways such as Oscar de la Renta, Pyer Moss, and Prada.

  1. Sweet Lilac

Sweet Lilac – baby pink – has a touch of lavender, that makes it become one of the coolest color options in the spring/ summer 2019 trends. It is a gentle color which is feminine but not sickly sweet. On this season, designers used it in both minimalist, sleek designs and some girlish creations.

Valentino brought the ultimate dress in Sweet Lilac: a simple dress with puffy sleeves, a voluminous skirt, combined with a straw hat to create a rustic look which avoided being melodramatic or sentimental. At Rodarte, Sweet Lilac was the color choice for dresses overflowing with lace, tulle, and ruffles.

There was also a lot of Sweet Lilac on Chanel’s runway because the pastel shade works well with its iconic tweed.

  1. Light Lavender

Light Lavender is another pastel which appears in the spring/ summer 2019 color trends. It is a cool shade working well with softer yellows, or a deep neutral like Brown Granite or Eclipse. This shade showed up most beautifully in a wrap dress by Kate Spade New York, where it was paired with matching headdress and boots.

It was also used for a not so hyper-feminine option at Marc Jacobs – a combination between boyish blazer and shorts, matched with a large bow around the neck.

 

 

MEN’S ATHLEISURE STYLE AND TREND (PART 1)

 

It started with the people who usually go to the gym before work, stumble into the office in a style consisting part gym wear and part office attire. Someone realized that this actually looks really cool and so the look easily stuck!

It doesn’t matter whether you play sports or not. In fact, including the sports element gives us the opportunity to make up brand new words such as ‘athleisure’, which are really fun to say.

Here’s a list of what you should/should not do when it comes to including casual sportswear into your wardrobe:

Sweatshirts

Far removed from the toweling versions and heavy jersey, we’re mentioning sweatshirts which were originally made for hobby athletes. Mesh panels. Lightweight fabric. Breathable, everyday-wearable garment technologies which help the top athletes in the world shave milliseconds off, help the joggers adjust their body temperature and help you be cool on a bus to work.

Designed with ergonomics in mind, slim-cut sweatshirts can add an all-new dimension to an outfit. Fits tend to run quite snug but it’s a good idea to wear sporty sweatshirts under a minimal overcoat in winter or on its own if it eventually warms up again.

Tailored Joggers

Tailored Joggers tend to come in two types: the everyday tapered jogger and the slimline jogger. They might not be extremely different from each other except for the materials.

The extreme tailored jogger is a major athleisure staple and in fact, they are extremely comfy. Sitting in the office in them for the whole day is like wearing “nothing at all”. For those who have brave souls and can complete control over their boners, the famous go-to sportswear brands such as ADIDAS can’t be overlooked and usually offer a wide range of styles at reasonable price points.

If you’d rather be safe with some tapered joggers, you can try higher-end brands such as Ronnie Fieg’s Kith NYC and the French streetwear label Pigalle.