Fear of God creator, Jerry Lorenzo, recently unveiled his “1997” collection, which celebrates Florida Marlin’s 1997 championship season. The Los Angeles-based designer decided to bring fashion and sports together in a capsule collection to also recognize his father Jerry Manuel, who helped coach the team to the World Series in 1997.
Several of the items in the collection have the Florida Marlin’s color-scheme or patterns that would be consistent with the Florida theme. Lorenzo made sure to have mesh batting jerseys, floral-printed basketball shorts, light wash denim jackets and jeans, pullover coaches jackets, and a cream tracksuit. Some of the key pieces are the satin sweaters that have an embroidered FOG logo. The light wash denim jackets are splattered and can be worn with any of the pants or shorts.
During MLB All-Star weekend, Jerry opened a temporary pop-up show to feature the new capsule collection. It took place at Alchemist in Miami for July 8-10. The pop-up shop serves as a way to benefit the Jackie Robinson Foundation and MLB’s Playball Initiative. Patrons will also have a chance to purchase an exclusive 2017 MLB All-Star T-shirt.
Also, a part of the pop-up show is a limited selection of MLBAll-Star caps that were created in collaboration with Buffalo-based company New Era. The caps are to pay tribute to MLB legends like Ken Griffey Jr., Darryl Strawberry, Dave Winfield, and more. The collection and the caps are also a way for Jerry to honor his father Jerry Manuel. The caps retail for $200. Jerry is also previewing his collaboration with Vans.
Fear of God is a streetwear brand, created by Jerry Lorenzo in 2012. Initially, he was a father with no formal training in fashion. The label has gotten a lot of attention recently thanks to Kanye West, Kendall Jenner, and Justin Beiber. The Fear of God “1997 Collection” is currently available.