According to Women’s Wear Daily, Oklahoma Thunder basketball player, Russell Westbrook, is working with Barney’s on a sportswear and accessories collection that will hit the stores in July for the fall season. The collection will have its own hangtag â€” Westbrook XO Barneys New York, short for Westbrook Exclusively Ours Barneys New York.
Tom Kalenderian, Barneys executive vice president for menâ€™s wear, said Westbrook was â€śvery accessible and stayed closeâ€ť when they were working on the collection. â€śWe chose the designers because they were experts in their field and there was a natural fluidity with Russellâ€™s style and taste. But everything was very collaborative,â€ť he said.
Barneys will unveil the collaboration at a dinner in Paris, which will be co-hosted by Burlon, during the menâ€™s shows later this month. â€śThis will be my first time going there,â€ť Westbrook said. â€śIâ€™m really looking forward to it.â€ť