Haute Hockey Talk! With Henrik Lundqvist
What are you wearing?
I’m wearing an Andrea Campagna jacket. It’s the first time I’m wearing his jacket, but I must say, it fit me right away. I usually have to get my jackets tailored.
It must be difficult, huh? You look like a pretty buff hockey player.
Yes, I like it to be fitted. For me, it’s all about fit; it’s not so much about getting the perfect brand.
Are you going to use Barneys’ Made to Measure service on the revamped 6th floor?
Yes! We just came back from Sweden; we’ve been gone for two months. But that’s one thing I’m going to do now: spend more time shopping, and spend more time here at Barneys.
Who are your fave menswear designers?
I have a lot of suits from Sweden, actually. There’s a brand called Tiger of Sweden. It’s the biggest brand in Sweden for suits and shirts; Eaton Shirts is another great Swedish company. When it comes to jackets, Burberry fits me really well. I also like Calvin Klein. I’ve been doing a few events with Calvin Klein. I have a few suits by Hugo Boss and Prada. For me it’s all about the fit. So I don’t always wear a certain brand.
Will we see you at NYFW?
I haven’t looked into the schedule yet. I have a lot a stuff going on next week. We start training camp on the 11th. So, I try to squeeze everything in before training starts.
It will be tight. I have to go and see the U.S. Open. I love tennis, so that’s first on my priority list. But there will be some fashion events as well.
Have you hit up the runway circuit before?
This summer I went to Milan Men’s Fashion Week. I love that. I’ve been two years in a row now. I love Italy. I love meeting the people in that fashion world. Here in New York, fashion week is a bit bigger.
When does hockey season start?
October 5th. I’m excited. It feels really good to be back. I love playing here. It’s a lot of pressure, but the reward is so big. When you do well, New York is a great city to play for. I hope this is the year for us. I think we have the team to win; it just comes down to the execution.