Kevin Love recently made his debut as a clothing designer, launching his first-ever men’s line with long-standing partner Banana Republic. The exclusive collab, deemed BR/K.LOVE-18, mixes classic and modern looks—including varsity, old-school Hollywood, military-inspired, and sporty casual. The leather jackets, striped sweaters, and cargo pants all emphasize comfort and versatility, which is crucial for someone like K-Love who’s always traveling and wants to look good doing it.
“From the moment Banana Republic and I decided to embark on this collection, I wanted to be intimately involved in all aspects,” Love says. “First I compiled an inspiration book with my stylist, then worked closely with the Banana Republic team to explore raw materials, construction, styling, textures, and fabrics for the collection. I am so happy with how everything came together.”
To celebrate the new collab, Complex spoke with Love about the experience of designing his own line and solidifying his status as a true, modern-day Renaissance man.
The collab marketing efforts have been pretty cool too. Our favorite is this ad with Love listening to a voicemail from Lindsay Vonn wondering if he was for real about keeping her Olympic Medal. Reminds me of when a guy borrows something from, or lends something to, a girl early in a relationship to have an excuse to see her again.
And if you’re wondering ‘why Lindsey Vonn?’, don’t forget that her and Love have been friends for years. But not to worry, as far as we know she’s still dating hockey star P.K. Subban of the Predators. Remember this instagram post with Love and Vonn a couple years ago?….