New York is enjoying its second official Men’s Fashion Week, and it’s not just the models and designers who are in on the show—it's the NFL. Yes, officially. In celebration of Super Bowl 50 and in support of the NFL Foundation, the NFL and the Council of Fashion Designers of America (CFDA) have joined forces to create 50 bespoke designer footballs created by CFDA Members. All 50 one-of-a-kind designer footballs will be up for auction until Feb. 14 at the NFL Auction.
“We are absolutely thrilled to continue our work with the CFDA and their amazing roster of designers to showcase that fans can merge their love of fashion and football,” said Rhiannon Madden, NFL Vice President Consumer Products in a press release. “The auction of these one-of-a-kind footballs that capture the excitement of Super Bowl 50, and bring each designers individual aesthetic to life, will benefit the NFL foundation.”
The CFDA is a not-for-profit trade association founded in 1962 that leads industry-wide initiatives and whose membership consists of more than 500 of America’s foremost womenswear, menswear, jewelry, and accessory designers. In addition to hosting the annual CFDA Fashion Awards, which recognize the top creative talent in the industry, the organization stages New York Fashion Week: Men’s.
If you are one of the lucky ones that will be heading out to the Golden City for Super Bowl 50, the footballs will be displayed in the week leading up to the big game on Sunday, February 7th. The balls will be featured in various spots throughout, including the NFL Shop at Super Bowl, NFL Experience, and On The Fifty, the Super Bowl 50 restaurant, among other NFL events around Levi’s Stadium.
“We are pleased to partner with the NFL once again on this creative endeavor, which highlights CFDA Members unique talents and passion for creativity while giving back to youth and important fundraising initiatives,” said Adam Roth, Director of Strategic Partnerships at the CFDA in a press release.
If you are looking to get your hands on one of the 50 footballs, check out our 20 favorites on the slides that follow. The proceeds will go to the National Football League Foundation; a non-profit organization dedicated to improving the lives of those touched by the game of football—from players at all levels to communities across the country. Click here for more on the foundation.
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