In partnership with Zappos and Superism, Gay released a boys leisurewear collection available on the online retailer's site. For Gay, the collection hits close to home for multiple reasons.
"I've been dreaming of designing a collection for a long time," Gay said.
The collection, titled "We Can All Ball," brings together to Gay's passion for basketball and fashion, and is also highly influenced by his two sons. With an orange and black theme that pays tribute to Gay's hometown of Baltimore, it seems that every detail of the collection has meaning.
"For me, that's what it's all about," Gay said. "Basketball and my children were a huge inspiration and to show some love to the place that raised me was extremely important."
With price points between $30 and $68 (which is a snazzy coach's jacket), the collection may not be the most inexpensive, Gay said, but that shouldn't cause you to dismiss "We Can All Ball."
"It's fashionable, but still allows kids to be active and more importantly be themselves," Gay said. "I wanted to design clothes that would be stylish but still allow kids to be kids."
While Gay obviously puts a lot of himself into the
He hopes that his teammates' kids will also enjoy the collection and perhaps show up at Spurs games rocking "We Can All Ball" pieces. Gay said his teammates have been supportive of his fashion venture.
"When you're in this game, having some kind of passion outside of the sport is important," he said. "We're all supportive of each other when it comes to those passions."
Fashion is definitely something Gay hopes to continue pursuing in the future. He'd like to design shoes since footwear is a big part of basketball culture, but was tight-lipped about what's next outside of basketball.
"Designing dressier clothing or activewear really interests me," Gay said. "You’ll just have to wait to find out."
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