Kevin Love’s Banana Republic clothing line makes its debut
Cleveland Cavaliers All-Star Kevin Love has been affiliated with Banana Republic for quite some time (2016), as most NBA fans know. The former UCLA stand-out has modeled several styles of clothing with the company in the past, but on Tuesday, his own collection will be released.
In an interview with The Daily Show last week, Love noted his level of involvement in the new clothing line, which has been named BR/K.LOVE-18 and features pieces geared towards men with active lifestyles.
“What was fun in the creative process, I made a bunch of tear sheets, going on Pinterest, doing a lot of primitive things in order to get the collection together,” Love said on “The Daily Show” last week.
According to a report from Joey Morona of cleveland.com, Love’s new line of clothing includes striped sweaters, an Italian wool topcoat, suede trucker jacket, shirt and duffel bag in camo print, motion stretch suit separates and corduroy pants. The pieces of this new collection range in price, with a pair of socks, for instance, going for roughly $13, all the way up to $548 for a leather biker jacket.
“I’m proud of the BR/K.LOVE-18 collection Banana Republic and I created together,” Love tells cleveland.com in an official release. “I was inspired by Banana Republic’s utility heritage, premium quality and tailored performance sportswear staples, and we combined those with nods to my Portland roots, which make this capsule my own and truly reflect my personal style. I’m excited for our fans to experience it all.”
Banana Republic has created a series of ads in lieu of this new clothing line. The commercials feature the Roots’ Questlove, Olympic skier Lindsey Vonn, and Food Network chef Marcus Samuelsson.