New York Fashion Week: Men’s is finally here, and THE IMPRESSION/CFDA are proud to announce this season’s ambassadors: ERIC DECKER, JOHANNES HUEBL, MATT HARVEY and SHAUN T. These renowned athletes and models have some of the greatest, most well-known careers in America today, and still have time to showcase their unique and elegant sense of style through the world’s top menswear trends.
BY MARISSA TOZZI | Impressionist
Career: New York Jets, Wide Receiver
Derivation: Cold Spring, Minnesota
Ambassador Cred: This NFL wide receiver, who recently broke the NFL record for most touchdowns by a receiving tandem, has gained widespread fame throughout the past few years with his wife, country-pop singer/songwriter and fashionista Jessie James Decker, through their E! reality show Eric & Jessie: Game On. From being on the cover of Sports Illustrated, to hosting his own GQ mag party, to having a wife who is successfully breaking into the fashion world as a first time designer, this wide receiver sure has a wide range of attributes that are perfect for bringing in Fashion Week with a bang.
Career: German Model
Derivation: Hannover, Germany
Ambassador Cred: This IMG model, photographer, and fashion-consultant has been featured in GQ, Vanity Fair, Vogue and more, and has worked for clients such as Hugo Boss, Ralph Lauren and Donna Karan. He and his wife, socialite/model Olivia Palermo, are the dynamic duo that continues to rock the fashion world.
Career: New York Mets, Starting Pitcher
Derivation: New London, Connecticut
Ambassador Cred: This New York Met is bringing “Harvey Day,” as his fans dubbed it, to NYFW2016. Harvey’s love of fashion has certainly emerged since being in the Big Apple. Not only does he buy his off-the-field wardrobe at retailers we love, like John Varvatos and Rag & Bone, the MLB pro-athlete has also modeled in the New York Post wearing his favorite high-line designers, such as Gucci, Michael Bastian, Marc Jacobs and more.
Career: Fitness Trainer, Choreographer, Motivational Speaker, TV Personality
Derivation: Deptford, New Jersey
Ambassador Cred: Most notably accomplished in the world of health and fitness, Shaun T has a passion for helping people improve their overall lives through physical triumphs. He has since branched out to other endeavors, such as commercial fitness, dance and the entertainment industry, through TV and music. From dancing in Mariah Carey’s tour to starring in Tyler Perry’s House of Payne, Shaun T is now adding fashion ambassador to the list.
Career: New York Giants, Wide Receiver
Derivation: Paterson, NJ
Ambassador Cred: Super Bowl Champion Victor Cruz has no trouble incorporating style to his life, on and off the field. Being an athlete in the media, he knows that anytime someone might want to take a picture with him, so he always dresses in style. He’s even attended fashion week in Milan, and owns his own clothing line called “Young Whales”. This new ambassador’s football season may be over, but his fashion season is just beginning.