Girls All Pause: Russell Westbrook Explains Inspiration Behind Teen Choice Awards Outfit

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I’m going to speak this one into existence. All I need is five people to grab ahold to God’s unchanging hand and agree.

When Norwood Young opens the doors to his glitzy restaurant in Hollywood, the maître d will escort diners through the busy eatery dressed similarly to NBA star Russell Westbrook at the Teen Choice Awards.

Complex spoke with the fashion loving OKC guard about the inspiration behind his latest fashion statement.

Complex: How many outfit choices did you have picked out for the Teen Choice Awards?

Russell Westbrook: I had two pant options. But [the outfit] was always about that shirt which I had custom made. The shoes and the shirt were a done deal—shoes were MCM, and the shirt was always going to stay.

How did you end up making your decision?

I asked a few people; my mom and family because we are a fashion family. We talk fashion all day, and always have.

What was the inspiration behind this look?

The inspiration behind it was Philip Lim. I looked through his lookbook and took it from there and curated my own look with my tailor. Johanna Alba is my custom tailor, and we collaborate. It’s my process.

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Twitter and your fans seemed to respond to what you wore immediately. Do you like seeing instant feedback on what you wear? And did you receive the reaction that you wanted?

It’s the best, I love it when my fans react. I am not affected by negative feedback. I am confident throughout the whole process of dressing everyday. That’s life—not everyone is going to like everything, but I believe in doing me when it comes to dressing.