Players such as Dominic Calvert-Lewin are not afraid to experiment with styles and silhouettes
England’s first match in the Euro 2020 tournament isn’t until Sunday afternoon, but the fashion crowd are already focused on the team’s attacking threat – specifically Dominic Calvert-Lewin, the 24-year-old Everton striker. Calvert-Lewin may be rated by football fans for his goals, but with his off-duty looks he’s gaining a reputation as England’s premier fashion plate.
Cavert-Lewin now shares a stylist – Harry Lambert – with Harry Styles. But his personal style has stood out for a few years. If footballers, broadly speaking, tend to stick to ripped jeans, tight T-shirts and logoed washbags, Calvert-Lewin wears more obscure labels and experiments with silhouettes. His Instagram page features high-fashion brands such as Balenciaga, Vetements, Casablanca and Gucci, and even some Chanel sunglasses.
Calvert-Lewin’s profile in the fashion world began to grow in February 2020 when he attended New York fashion week with his friend and Everton colleague Tom Davies. The duo went to shows by designers including Michael Kors, wearing oversized tailoring. “I felt like clapping when I saw the picture of him and Tom looking like real young men experimenting with fashion and really asserting their identity through their clothes,” said Felicia Pennant, features editor at matchesfashion.com.