Raheem Sterling in spring’s must-have pieces
Also: The Manchester City football pro reveals what he eats on cheat days, when he discovered his fashion interest — and who he views as the world’s best-dressed athlete.
After winning the Premier League back-to-back and bringing the Three Lions to their best performance in a World Cup since 1990, Raheem Sterling needs no further introduction. Well-established as one of football’s most influential players on the pitch, the 25-year-old star is also receiving praise off the field as a role model both when it comes to standing up against social injustice — and for his inspiring fashion style.
Mixing sharp tailoring with a twist of athleisure, H&M Man’s new Spring Essentials seem tailor-made for Raheem Sterling. And already, his wardrobe is filled with the collection’s key pieces — from smart checked coats and casual utility shirts to slim-fit woven joggers and ankle-grazing trousers.
In a Q&A with H&M Magazine, we catch up with Raheem Sterling.
WHAT’S YOUR PROUDEST CAREER MOMENT?
”Winning the Premier League back-to-back.”
WHEN DO YOU GET NERVOUS?
“Ten minutes before I get to a match at Wembley.”
WHAT INSPIRES AND GUIDES YOU TO KEEP GETTING BETTER AND WINNING MORE GAMES?
“Always try and improve on what I’ve done yesterday or the year before.”
HOW MANY TIMES A WEEK (OR DAY) ARE YOU AT THE GYM?
“Training every day, but never at the gym.”
DO YOU EVER HAVE A CHEAT DAY? WHAT DO YOU ALLOW YOURSELF TO EAT AND DO?
“Sometimes. My go-to cheat meal is a kebab.”
WHEN DID YOU DISCOVER YOUR FASHION INTEREST?
“When I was younger, I’ve just tried to present myself in the right way.”
HOW WOULD YOU DESCRIBE YOUR STYLE?
“Smart, but also different.”
IF YOU DON’T COUNT YOURSELF — WHO’S THE WORLD’S BEST-DRESSED ATHLETE?
“David Beckham because he’s fresh with it. Anything he wears!”
DO YOU HAVE A FAVOURITE PIECE IN H&M’S SPRING FASHION COLLECTION?
“Every piece is in my wardrobe, so I like all of it!”
WHAT MOMENT OR EVENT IN YOUR LIFE MADE YOU REALISE YOU HAD TO TAKE A STAND AGAINST RACISM AND OTHER INJUSTICES?
“I wouldn’t say it’s standing against racism or injustice. Something that I don’t like, I will never let be. I always just try to get it off my chest.”
IN CONNECTION TO THE CAMPAIGN LAUNCH, YOU’RE HIGHLIGHTING JAMAICA BASIC SCHOOLS FOUNDATION. WHY IS THEIR WORK IMPORTANT TO YOU?
“It’s good to give back to the place that you originated from. I always try to have an input and guide the kids of tomorrow.”
FINALLY, WHAT TEAM WILL WIN THE EURO 2020?
FROM: Born in Kingston, Jamaica, but emigrated to England at age 5.
DOES: Winger and attacking midfielder for Manchester City and the England national team.