Philipp Plein has added Braxton Miller, who is expected to be a top prospect at National Football League Draft in Chicago later this week, as one of its brand ambassadors.
The 23-year-old Springfield, Ohio, native had played quarterback for the Ohio State Buckeyes from 2011 to 2013 and was switched to wide receiver for the team last year. In addition to his athleticism on the field, Miller also has an affinity for fashion. He recently launched a line of T-shirts on his own Web site featuring his most famous play, the Spin Move from Sept. 7, 2015 against Virginia Tech, and Charging One-Way, which features an illustration of a battery. The association with Philipp Plein marks his entry into the luxury fashion arena.
“With Philipp Plein setting its sights on the U.S. market, it is only natural that we partner with a unique talent like Braxton,” said Feliciano Robayna, director of sports marketing for the Swiss brand. “We are thrilled to be a part of this young man’s journey, as he prepares to make an impact in the NFL. His leadership, confidence and passion to succeed are qualities that personify our brand.”
Miller will wear a total Philipp Plein look for the draft that will be held April 28-30. He joins pro tennis player Sofya Zhuk, Inter Milan soccer player Mauro Icardi, Formula One racer Nico Hülkenberg and Germany’s Next Top Model winner Lena Gercke as the face of the brand.