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 – Westbrook XO Barneys New York, short for Westbrook Exclusively Ours Barneys New York.
Tom Kalenderian, Barneys executive vice president for men’s wear, said Westbrook was “very accessible and stayed close” when they were working on the collection. “We chose the designers because they were experts in their field and there was a natural fluidity with Russell’s style and taste. But everything was very collaborative,” he said.
Barneys will unveil the collaboration at a dinner in Paris, which will be co-hosted by Burlon, during the men’s shows later this month. “This will be my first time going there,” Westbrook said. “I’m really looking forward to it.”