Colin Kaepernick Only Wanted To Wear Black Designers For His GQ Photoshoot | Refinery29

BY Channing Hargrove

Colin Kaepernick walks tall on the streets of Harlem. Jacket by Harlem Haberdashery / Turtleneck and tuxedo pants by Waraire Boswell / Watch by Cartier / Necklaces, his own

Continuing his silent protest, Colin Kaepernick declined to be interviewed for his GQ Man Of The Year cover story. Instead, the magazine talked to activists and friends of the athlete, like rapper J.Cole, director Ava DuVernay, activist Harry Belafonte, and Women’s March co-organizer Linda Sarsour about their relationship with Kaepernick and protests. When planning out the look of the images, Kaepernick and the editors wanted to pay homage to iconic moments of athlete activism in the past. And according to Rachel Johnson, the athlete’s longtime stylist, Kaepernick requested the clothes he wore reflected the spirit behind the photo portfolio.

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Related: GQ Magazine Names Colin Kaepernick ‘Citizen of the Year’

Jacket by Musika Frère / Custom T-shirt by Kerby Jean-Raymond of Pyer Moss.

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