Los Angeles Lakers guard Jordan Clarkson took a moment off the court to join L.A. streetwear designer Chris Stamp of Stampd for the Delta Airlines Beyond the Court event on Monday. Held at the brand’s La Brea Boulevard store, the early evening affair featured an interactive experience for 100 fans who clamored for selfies following a Q&A about Clarkson’s design aspirations.
“It’s been a process,” Clarkson told WWD beforehand, explaining he’s been “drawing out different things and exploring” the possibility of launching his own line once the basketball season ends. “A lot of it is probably going to be done this summer when I don’t have anything to do.”
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Prior to the event, Stamp met with Clarkson to offer advice and discuss the design process. “It was cool to show him what we do and to see which of our pieces he was drawn to outside of what I maybe had thought,” said Stamp. “Style is about being comfortable, being yourself in your own skin, and I think he does a great job with that. I think he’s very natural in how he dresses and the way he puts together things.”
Over cocktails with aptly titled names like “The Three-Pointer” and “California Dreamin,” three randomly selected guests were tasked with styling a model using pieces from the current Stampd collection. Clarkson and Stamp provided feedback, while the winner will later be unveiled on Hypebeast.com.
“This is one of those experiences I wanted to share with somebody I know,” added Clarkson. “I like how he keeps it unique in terms of his zippers and stuff hanging off the jackets.”
The two met a year ago through mutual friends. “He invited me out to one of the games with my girlfriend,” explained Stamp. “We went and checked him out and this happened six to eight months later.”
As for whether the two might collaborate on a capsule collection in the future, both said it was too premature to say.
“Hopefully,” said Clarkson. “That would be dope.”