Last week in Atlanta, Kansas City Chiefs tight end Travis Kelce may not have been on the field playing for a Super Bowl ring, but he was definitely in good company at The Garage — a lounge located in the heart of Atlanta’s Tech Square — participating in Microsoft’s invite-only, star-powered fashion show: Make Style Happen — The Future of Fashion.
The event, which also featured New Orleans Saints running back Alvin Kamara and New York Jets safety Jamal Adams, took place at the VIP Microsoft Lounge and was a culmination of this year’s Surface-NFL Make Believe Happen campaign, which celebrates the ability of NFL stars to turn your dreams into reality through the use of technology like Surface.
Each athlete walked the runway decked out in their own fresh, individual styles, then joined a discussion with designers from The Trophy Room, a brand by Marcus Jordan (Michael Jordan’s son), and Gentleman’s Playbook. The panel discussion — hosted by Kelce’s girlfriend Kayla Nicole — honed in on what kind of role technology plays in each athlete’s design process, as well as the future of style and fashion.
Kelce, who has always been very open with us here at Arrowhead Pride about his love of fashion and the role it plays in both his life and career, shared how his life experiences helped pave the way for the look he owns — on and off the field — now and into the future.
“Every day at school was a fashion statement and I appreciated how everybody had their own individual swag to what they were doing and sure enough that molded into something special when I got to the league,” Kelce said. “I have fun with the way I dress; it’s something I enjoy doing. That’s the best part about teaming up with Microsoft, this (Surface) tablet is transitioning technology into fashion which makes it easier to find the patterns that you’re looking for.”
Other activities included Surface and Xbox-themed (which of course included playing Madden) and what Microsoft calls activations revolving around passion points in music, gaming, fashion, film, and content experiences. There was an unplugged performance from hip-hop star 6LACK, as well as spaces that allowed guests to interact with new Microsoft technology in unique and fun ways, giving them a hands-on experience with the latest Surface devices, headphones and more.