Last week, a host of fashionable stars flocked from all over the world to Paris to see the spring 2023 menswear show. They included Naomi Campbell, Russell Westbrook, and David Beckham. The American basketball player is well-known for his impeccable personal style, especially his suits. But Westbrook wasn’t in town solely to browse the new clothes and accessories (though he did do that, and attend shows like Dior and Louis Vuitton). Westbrook also hosted market appointments at Honor the Gift, his own apparel brand. He invited VogueTake along with you for the ride during his busy week.
Westbrook began things by hosting friends and the press at his house. Honor the GiftShowroom, located in the trendy Marais neighbourhood. “The Honor the Gift spring 2023 collection is inspired by Black labor in the 1800s, so we wanted to use that inspiration while creating the showroom experience,”Westbrook states. “I loved the use of raw cotton and dried leaves throughout the space to accent the pieces in the collection.” After previewing some of the new pieces—which range from utility vests to hoodies—Westbrook even managed to squeeze in some time for basketball, before continuing on with more fashion shows. “Even though I am always very busy during Fashion Week, I always find a gym to work out at,”He says.
Westbrook proceeded to sit front row at some of the week’s buzziest menswear shows. He said that the Louis Vuitton line was his favorite. “Kendrick Lamar is one of my favorite artists and he performed during the show,”Westbrook. “It was great to see L.V. incorporate a beautiful tribute to Virgil [Abloh] into this show, and to see all of the looks from the new collection.” Unsurprisingly, the fashion-forward star slipped into some stellar front-row fits for each presentation he attended—so be sure to scroll through below to see how Westbrook dressed up for Paris Fashion Week.