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Clutch Magazine recently published the following picture of the projected uniforms for the Brooklyn Nets ‘Brooklynette’ Cheerleaders.
Apparently inspired by ‘Street Fashion’ the ensembles feature the ample cleavage and high hems characteristic of cheerleader costumes, but offer a ‘hard’ edge with jailhouse stripes, zippers, and stretchy leatherette fabric. Other outfits include a neoprene scuba blazer with sequin leggings, and a cropped jacket worn with sequin painted pants.
45-year-old designer David Dalrymple, who has worked with stylist Patricia Field for years and who famously designed Britney Spears’s 2000 VMA nude diamond covered bodysuit, told the New York Post, “The uniforms are feminine and strong…This isn’t palm trees and sunshine. It’s New York City, and it’s Brooklyn. It’s a different sensibility. We go hard…For these costumes, we needed things that these women can dance and move in, but we wanted to bring in street elements. We needed to find that bridge of street fashion that can actually work on the court.”
Surely cheerleaders are known for their sexy ‘fits, but some of these get ups are giving me more street walker than street fashion.
What do you think?