Dwyane Wade explains his wildest fashion moments and his 'humbling' introduction to the fashion world

When Dwyane Wade wears his most outlandish fashions, he's not really trying to stand out.

Whether he's rocking capris with a suit, a pony-covered trench in Miami or a casual pair of pink pants, the Chicago Bulls star is simply just wearing what he's most comfortable in in that moment.

"The biggest thing is just being comfortable," he told me during a recent sit-down. "Whatever I'm comfortable in -- whatever color I'm comfortable in -- [I'm going to wear it]. If I was comfortable wearing pink pants back when it wasn't popular to wear color, then I would do it. If I'm comfortable in a romper, I'll wear it. I don't care what people are saying. It's all about doing whatever makes me comfortable."

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That being said, Wade, 35, admits that a side effect of his unique, talked-about style is naturally being at the forefront of the conversation of where athletes and fashion converge.

"I try to not always be the upfront person trying something new, but at certain points I'm definitely a risk-taker," he said with a smile. "I don't do things to fit in. I'm cool with sticking out and doing things on my own terms. If it's not received well, then so what?"

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NEW YORK, NY - JUNE 05: Gabrielle Union and Dwyane Wade attend the 2017 CFDA Fashion Awards at Hammerstein Ballroom on June 5, 2017 in New York City. (Photo by Taylor Hill/FilmMagic)
MIAMI, FL - MAY 07: Dwyane Wade and Gabrielle Union pose during Gabrielle Union's appearance at Ulta Beauty Miami on May 7, 2017 in Miami, Florida. (Photo by John Parra/Getty Images)
NEW YORK, NY - JUNE 01: Basketball player Dwyane Wade (L) and actress Gabrielle Union attend as PEOPLE celebrates Book Expo 2017 with a cocktail reception hosted by Books Editor Kim Hubbard at PH-D Penthouse at Dream Downtown on June 1, 2017 in New York City. (Photo by Jamie McCarthy/Getty Images for People)
CHICAGO, IL - APRIL 23: Dwyane Wade #3 of the Chicago Bulls handles the ball during the game against the Boston Celtics in Game Four during the Eastern Quarterfinals of the 2017 NBA Playoffs on April 23, 2017 at the United Center in Chicago, Illinois. NOTE TO USER: User expressly acknowledges and agrees that, by downloading and or using this Photograph, user is consenting to the terms and conditions of the Getty Images License Agreement. Mandatory Copyright Notice: Copyright 2017 NBAE (Photo by Gary Dineen/NBAE via Getty Images)
NEW YORK, NY - APRIL 03: Dean Caten, Dwyane Wade and Dan Caten attend the Exclusive Launch of the Dsquared2 x Dwyane Wade Capsule Collection at Saks Fifth Avenue on April 3, 2017 in New York City. (Photo by Amber De Vos/Patrick McMullan via Getty Images)
NEW YORK, NY - APRIL 03: Dwyane Wade attends the Exclusive Launch of the Dsquared2 x Dwyane Wade Capsule Collection at Saks Fifth Avenue on April 3, 2017 in New York City. (Photo by Amber De Vos/Patrick McMullan via Getty Images)
CHICAGO, IL - MARCH 19: Gabrielle Union and Dwyane Wade pose backstage at the A Night on the Runwade Fashion Event at Revel Fulton Market on March 19th, 2017 in Chicago, Illinois.(Photo by Bobby Metelus/Getty Images)
CHICAGO, IL - MARCH 19: Gabrielle Union and Dwyane Wade pose backstage at the A Night on the Runwade Fashion Event at Revel Fulton Market on March 19th, 2017 in Chicago, Illinois.(Photo by Bobby Metelus/Getty Images)
CHICAGO, IL - MARCH 03: Dwyane Wade attends training day as MISSION Launches First Full Apparel Collection with Dwyane Wade on March 3, 2017 in Chicago, Illinois. (Photo by Jeff Schear/Getty Images for MISSION)
NEW ORLEANS, LA - FEBRUARY 18: Dwyane Wade and Gabrielle Union attend NBA All-Star Saturday Night at Smoothie King Center on February 18, 2017 in New Orleans, Louisiana. (Photo by Kevin Mazur/Getty Images)
HOUSTON, TX - FEBRUARY 3: Dwyane Wade #3 of the Chicago Bulls arrives at the Toyota Center before the game against the Houston Rockets on February 3, 2017 in Houston, Texas. NOTE TO USER: User expressly acknowledges and agrees that, by downloading and or using this photograph, User is consenting to the terms and conditions of the Getty Images License Agreement. Mandatory Copyright Notice: Copyright 2017 NBAE (Photo by David Dow/NBAE via Getty Images)
CHICAGO, IL - DECEMBER 11: NBA Player Dwyane Wade Celebrates Michigan Avenue Magazine's Winter Issue With Dwyane Wade at Siena Tavern on December 11, 2016 in Chicago, IL. (Photo by Jeff Schear/Getty Images for Michigan Avenue Magazine)
PHILADELPHIA,PA - NOVEMBER 25: Dwyane Wade #3 of the Chicago Bulls looks on against the Philadelphia 76ers at Wells Fargo Center on November 25, 2016 in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania NOTE TO USER: User expressly acknowledges and agrees that, by downloading and/or using this Photograph, user is consenting to the terms and conditions of the Getty Images License Agreement. Mandatory Copyright Notice: Copyright 2016 NBAE (Photo by Jesse D. Garrabrant/NBAE via Getty Images)
MIAMI, FL - NOVEMBER 10: Media surrounds Dwyane Wade #3 of the Chicago Bulls as he enters American Airlines Arena before the game against the Miami Heat on November 10, 2016 in Miami, Florida. NOTE TO USER: User expressly acknowledges and agrees that, by downloading and or using this photograph, User is consenting to the terms and conditions of the Getty Images License Agreement. (Photo by Rob Foldy/Getty Images)
Chicago, IL - October 13: Dwyane Wade and Chicago Bulls teammate Tony Snell poses at Naked Underwear launch event with Dwyane Wade at Nordstrom Michigan Avenue on October 13, 2016 in Chicago, Illnois. (Photo by Bobby Metelus/Getty Images for Nordstrom)
CHICAGO, IL - OCTOBER 11: Dwyane Wade #3 of the Chicago Bulls smiles during the Chicago Bulls All Access practice on October 11, 2016 at the Advocate Center in Chicago, Illinois. NOTE TO USER: User expressly acknowledges and agrees that, by downloading and or using this Photograph, user is consenting to the terms and conditions of the Getty Images License Agreement. Mandatory Copyright Notice: Copyright 2016 NBAE (Photo by Gary Dineen/NBAE via Getty Images)
PROVIDENCIALES - SEPTEMBER 24: (L-R) SVP of public relations, Sandals and Beaches Resorts Debbie-Ann White, director of Wade's World Foundation Tragil Wade, NBA player Dwyane Wade, and partnership marketing director, Sandals Foundation Liz Kaiser attend The Sandals Foundation continuing to inspire hope for today's youth with the Game Changer program at Beaches Turks & Caicos Resort Villages & Spa on September 24, 2016 in Providenciales, Turks And Caicos Islands. (Photo by Dimitrios Kambouris/Getty Images for Beaches Turks & Caicos)
CHICAGO, IL - SEPTEMBER 26: Dwyane Wade #3 of the Chicago Bulls poses for a portrait during the 2016-2017 Chicago Bulls Media Day on September 26, 2016 at the Advocate Center in Chicago, Illinois. NOTE TO USER: User expressly acknowledges and agrees that, by downloading and/or using this photograph, user is consenting to the terms and conditions of the Getty Images License Agreement. Mandatory Copyright Notice: Copyright 2016 NBAE (Photo by Randy Belice/NBAE via Getty Images)
CHICAGO, IL - JULY 29: Dwyane Wade #3 of the Chicago Bulls attends the game between the USA Basketball Men's National Team and Venezuela on July 29, 2016 at the United Center in Chicago, Illinois. NOTE TO USER: User expressly acknowledges and agrees that, by downloading and or using this Photograph, user is consenting to the terms and conditions of the Getty Images License Agreement. Mandatory Copyright Notice: Copyright 2016 NBAE (Photo by Jeff Haynes/NBAE via Getty Images)
CHICAGO, IL - JULY 29: Dwyane Wade #3 of the Chicago Bulls is introduced by Chicago Bulls general manager Gar Forman at a press conference on July 29, 2016 at the Advocate Center in Chicago, Illinois. NOTE TO USER: User expressly acknowledges and agrees that, by downloading and or using this Photograph, user is consenting to the terms and conditions of the Getty Images License Agreement. Mandatory Copyright Notice: Copyright 2016 NBAE (Photo by Gary Dineen/NBAE via Getty Images)
ZHENGZHOU, CHINA - JULY 19: NBA star Dwyane Wade attends Lining commercial activity during his visit to China on July 19, 2016 in Zhengzhou, Henan Province of China. (Photo by VCG/VCG via Getty Images)
LOS ANGELES, CA - JULY 13: Actress Gabrielle Union and NBA player Dwyane Wade arrive at The 2016 ESPYS at Microsoft Theater on July 13, 2016 in Los Angeles, California. (Photo by Gregg DeGuire/WireImage)
MIAMI, FL - JULY 9: Dwyane Wade #3 of the Chicago Bulls looks on during his DWade Youth Skills Camp as Jose Marti Gym on July 9, 2016 in Miami, Florida. NOTE TO USER: User expressly acknowledges and agrees that, by downloading and or using this Photograph, user is consenting to the terms and condition of the Getty Images License Agreement. (Photo by Ron Elkman/Sports Imagery/Getty Images)
LOS ANGELES, CA - JULY 12: Actress Gabrielle Union (L) and NBA player Dwyane Wade attend BODY At The ESPYs Pre-Party at Avalon Hollywood on July 12, 2016 in Los Angeles, California. (Photo by Allen Berezovsky/WireImage)
NBA player Dwyane Wade with Robert Green, 7, during a photo session at the Dwyane Wade Youth Skills Camp in Miami on Saturday, July 9, 2016. Wade recently left the Miami Heat to sign with the Chicago Bulls. (Logan Riely/Miami Herald/TNS via Getty Images)
MIAMI, FL - JULY 07: (EXCLUSIVE COVERAGE) Dwyane Wade arrives in Miami after his decision to leave the Miami Heat at Opa-Locka Executive Airport on July 7, 2016 in Miami, Florida. (Photo by Bobby Metelus/Getty Images)
IBIZA, SPAIN - JULY 02: Dwyane Wade is seen on July 2, 2016 in Ibiza, Spain. (Photo by Europa Press/Europa Press via Getty Images)
PARIS, FRANCE - JUNE 26: Dwyane Wade and Victor Cruz attend the Lanvin Menswear Spring/Summer 2017 show as part of Paris Fashion Week on June 26, 2016 in Paris, France. (Photo by Pascal Le Segretain/Getty Images)
PARIS, FRANCE - JUNE 25: Basketball player Dwyane Wade wearing a Balmain jacket and trousers on day 4 of Paris Collections: Men on June 25, 2016 in Paris, France. (Photo by Kirstin Sinclair/Getty Images)*** Local Caption *** Dwyane Wade
PARIS, FRANCE - JUNE 25: (L-R) Basket-ball player Dwyane Wade and Creative Director for Balmain Olivier Rousteing attend the Balmain Menswear Spring/Summer 2017 after party as part of Paris Fashion Week at Les Bains on June 25, 2016 in Paris, France. (Photo by Victor Boyko/Getty Images)
PARIS, FRANCE - JUNE 25: (L-R) NBA Stylist Calyann Barnett and Basket-ball player Dwyane Wade attend the Dior Homme Menswear Spring/Summer 2017 show as part of Paris Fashion Week on June 25, 2016 in Paris, France. (Photo by Bertrand Rindoff Petroff/Getty Images)
PARIS, FRANCE - JUNE 24: (L-R) NBA Stylist Calyann Barnett and Basket-ball player Dwyane Wade attend the Givenchy Menswear Spring/Summer 2017 show as part of Paris Fashion Week on June 24, 2016 in Paris, France. (Photo by Bertrand Rindoff Petroff/Getty Images)
PARIS, FRANCE - JUNE 23: Dwyane Wade is seen arriving at Louis Vuitton Fashion Show during Paris Fashion Week - Menswear Spring/Summer 2017 on June 23, 2016 in Paris, France. (Photo by Jacopo Raule/GC Images)
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Wade points to that infamous polka dot suit with capris that he wore to a basketball game back in 2013 as an example of one of those moments where he "definitely" has seen his influence. Before stepping out in the ensemble, he questioned his decision to wear it, but eventually just said to himself, "F--k it, I'm rolling with it."

"At the game, people were talking sh-t about me, and Kevin Hart was reposting stuff," he recalled. "But as time goes on, you see other athletes wearing it. I don't feel like I'm blazing any [sort of trail], but sometimes you have to see someone do something to know it can look good. I do the same thing; If I see someone wearing something, I go, 'Okay, I see how it looks. I could rock that.'"

One of the ways that Wade is surely blazing a trail is his recent partnership with Amazon Fashion, the first of its kind between the e-commerce powerhouse and a professional athlete that features his capsule collections with The Tie Bar, Way of Wade sneakers, Stance socks and MISSION apparel. It's an idea that Wade has been thinking about "for years."

"It's cool to be the first athlete in this space and [to] push that door down," he told me. "We do a lot of things, and we launch something here and there, but we wanted to have a one-stop shop [for my fans]."

Collectively, the collections feature over 100 pieces for men that range from $18 to $100, which is a price range that ensures that his collaborations are accessible to all of his fans -- and that's important to him.

"At the end of the day, you want to sell things," he said after I asked about whether or not he pays attention to what people are saying online. "I try to see for myself what people are saying and try to cater to my consumers, because they're the ones who are wearing it."

For Wade, there's a definite sweet spot between being accessible and driving demand through a level of scarcity that comes with almost every current celebrity-brand collaboration. From Rihanna's Puma partnership to Kanye West's juggernaut Adidas collaboration, everyone seems to want to garner buzz by making their products nearly impossible to get -- and Wade, while recognizes the importance of driving demand in that way, he also wants to make sure his customer has enough access to his products.

"For my sneakers, [for example,] China is where our brand is," he explained. "I never wanted to do anything big in the U.S., [so that we have that] demand. That's been one thing we've been trying to focus on."

That being said, Wade noted that he's seen a "good response" after introducing his more accessible Amazon Fashion capsule collections.

Back in April, Wade launched DSQUARED2 x DWYANE WADE, a higher-end collaboration with the DSquared2 designers that's available at Saks stores around the country. It features three looks -- nine individual items -- that represent Wade's laid-back-meets-attitude approach to style.

"We took their lead with it," Wade said of the collection. "Obviously, you want to get your foot in the door before you start calling the shots. They're geniuses, and we're trying to learn from them. I want to get more and more involved as we go along."

That willingness to learn about a space that isn't perhaps what he's primarily known for is what makes Wade's entrance into the fashion world so refreshing. Not only does he have a clear and natural passion for clothing and style, but he also freely admits that he has so much further to go before he can reach the level of expertise that he wants to achieve.

When I asked Wade about his third time attending the CFDA Awards earlier this month, he reflected on what it meant to him and his wife, Gabrielle Union, to be included in one of the fashion industry's most important and illustrious nights.

"You can tell you're in a different arena," he explained. "You're not the big dog, but you are respected. To me, that's humbling. It's cool to be in a room with different people and hearing that different conversation. I don't take [being invited] lightly."

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MIAMI BEACH, FL - AUGUST 29: (EXCLUSIVE COVERAGE) Gabrielle Union and Dwyane Wade leave their wedding rehearsal dinner at Prime 112 Steakhouse on August 29, 2014 in Miami Beach, Florida. (Photo by Olivia Salazar/Getty Images)
THE TONIGHT SHOW STARRING JIMMY FALLON -- Episode 0173 -- Pictured: (l-r) Actress Gabrielle Union during an interview with host Jimmy Fallon on December 1, 2014 -- (Photo by: Douglas Gorenstein/NBC/NBCU Photo Bank via Getty Images)
WATCH WHAT HAPPENS LIVE -- Pictured (l-r): Kyle Richards and Gabrielle Union -- (Photo by: Charles Sykes/Bravo/NBCU Photo Bank via Getty Images)
NEW YORK, NY - NOVEMBER 30: Gabrielle Union and guest attend the Miami Heat vs New York Knicks game at Madison Square Garden on November 30, 2014 in New York City. (Photo by James Devaney/GC Images)
MIAMI, FL - NOVEMBER 19: Gabrielle Union and Karla Martinez make an appearance on the set of Univision's Despierta America to promote her new movie 'Top Five' at Univision Headquarters on November 19, 2014 in Miami, Florida. (Photo by Alexander Tamargo/Getty Images)
MIAMI, FL - NOVEMBER 18: Gabrielle Union attends 'A Night On The Runwade' fundrasing event at Ice Palace Film Studios on November 18, 2014 in Miami, Florida. (Photo by Bobby Metelus/Getty Images)
MIAMI, FL - NOVEMBER 18: Gabrielle Union and Dwyane Wade pose on the Run way at Ice Palace Film Studios on November 18, 2014 in Miami, Florida. (Photo by Thaddaeus McAdams/FilmMagic)
MIAMI, FL - NOVEMBER 18: Dwyane Wade and Gabrielle Union share a moment at the 'A Night On The Runwade' fundrasing event at Ice Palace Film Studios on November 18, 2014 in Miami, Florida. (Photo by Bobby Metelus/Getty Images)
MIAMI, FL - NOVEMBER 18: Gabrielle Union and Dwyane Wade attends 'A Night On The Runwade' fundrasing event at Ice Palace Film Studios on November 18, 2014 in Miami, Florida. (Photo by Bobby Metelus/Getty Images)
MIAMI, FL - NOVEMBER 18: Gabrielle Union and Dwyane Wade attend 'A Night on the Runwade' to benefit Wade's World Foundation at Ice Palace Film Studios on November 18, 2014 in Miami, Florida. (Photo by Alexander Tamargo/WireImage)
MIAMI, FL - NOVEMBER 18: Gabrielle Union and Dwyane Wade attend 'A Night on the Runwade' to benefit Wade's World Foundation at Ice Palace Film Studios on November 18, 2014 in Miami, Florida. (Photo by Alexander Tamargo/WireImage)
MIAMI, FL - NOVEMBER 18: Dwyane Wade and Gabrielle Union attend 'A Night on the Runwade' to benefit Wade's World Foundation at Ice Palace Film Studios on November 18, 2014 in Miami, Florida. (Photo by Alexander Tamargo/WireImage)
MIAMI BEACH, FL - AUGUST 29: (EXCLUSIVE COVERAGE) Gabrielle Union arrives at their wedding rehearsal dinner at Prime 112 Steakhouse on August 29, 2014 in Miami Beach, Florida. (Photo by Olivia Salazar/Getty Images)
MIAMI BEACH, FL - AUGUST 29: (EXCLUSIVE COVERAGE) Gabrielle Union and Dwyane Wade leave their wedding rehearsal dinner at Prime 112 Steakhouse on August 29, 2014 in Miami Beach, Florida. (Photo by Olivia Salazar/Getty Images)
MIAMI GARDENS, FL - MARCH 16: Actress Gabrielle Union (L) and NBA player Dwyane Wade speak onstage during Day 2 of Jazz In The Gardens at Sun Life Stadium on March 16, 2014 in Miami Gardens, Florida. (Photo by Aaron Davidson/Getty Images for Jazz In The Gardens)
HOLLYWOOD, FL - AUGUST 01: Jamie Foxx and Gabrielle Union share a laugh after a game at Dwyane Wade's Fourth Annual Fantasy Basketball Camp at Westin Diplomat on August 1, 2014 in Hollywood, Florida. (Photo by Bobby Metelus/Getty Images)
MIAMI, FL - JUNE 10: Gabrielle Union and Chantel Christopher arrive at the NBA Finals Game 3 at AmericanAirlines Arena on June 10, 2014 in Miami, Florida. (Photo by Bobby Metelus/Getty Images)
HOLLYWOOD, FL - AUGUST 03: Chantel Christopher, Gabrielle Union and Dwyane Wade at Dwyane Wade's Fourth Annual Fantasy Basketball Camp at Westin Diplomat on August 3, 2014 in Hollywood, Florida. (Photo by Bobby Metelus/Getty Images)
NEW ORLEANS, LA - FEBRUARY 15: Actress Gabrielle Union and Miami Heat Shooting Guard Dwyane Wade attend GQ & LeBron James NBA All Star Party sponsored by Samsung Galaxy and Beats at Ogden's Museum's Patrick F. Taylor Library on February 15, 2014 in New Orleans, Louisiana. (Photo by Erika Goldring/Getty Images for GQ)
NEW ORLEANS, LA - FEBRUARY 14: Dwyane Wade and Gabrielle Union are seen during NBA All-Star Weekend 2014 at on February 14, 2014 in New Orleans, Louisiana. (Photo by Bobby Metelus/Getty Images)
CORAL GABLES, FL - JANUARY 24: Dwyane Wade and Gabrielle Union attend the Miami Heat Family Foundation TaHEATi Beach Fundraising Event brought to you by Hublot on January 24, 2014 in Coral Gables, Florida. (Photo by Alexander Tamargo/Getty Images)
MIAMI, FL - DECEMBER 02: Dwyane Wade and Gabrielle Union are seen at Prime 112 for a special dinner to celebrate the partnership between Hublot and Miami HEAT player Dwyane Wade on December 2, 2013 in Miami, Florida. (Photo by Alexander Tamargo/Getty Images for Hublot)
MIAMI BEACH, FL - JANUARY 27: Dwyane Wade and Gabrielle Union arrive at South Beach Battioke 2014 at Fillmore Miami Beach on January 27, 2014 in Miami Beach, Florida. (Photo by Alexander Tamargo/Getty Images)
MIAMI, FL - NOVEMBER 21: Ken Gorin, Gabrielle Union and Dwyane Wade make an appearance at the unveiling of the new Maserati Ghibli at The Collection on November 21, 2013 in Miami, Florida. (Photo by Alexander Tamargo/Getty Images for The Collection)
MIAMI, FL - NOVEMBER 21: Dwyane Wade and Gabrielle Union make an appearance at the unveiling of the new Maserati Ghibli at The Collection on November 21, 2013 in Miami, Florida. (Photo by Alexander Tamargo/Getty Images for The Collection)
MIAMI, FL - NOVEMBER 21: Gabrielle Union and Dwyane Wade make an appearance at the unveiling of the new Maserati Ghibli at The Collection on November 21, 2013 in Miami, Florida. (Photo by Alexander Tamargo/Getty Images for The Collection)
MALIBU, CA - SEPTEMBER 21: (EXCLUSIVE COVERAGE) Miami Heat basketball player Dwyane Wade and actress Gabrielle Union are sighted enjoying a beach outing on September 21, 2013 in Malibu, California. (Photo by Bobby Metelus/Getty Images)
MALIBU, CA - SEPTEMBER 21: (EXCLUSIVE COVERAGE) Actress Gabrielle Union and Miami Heat basketball player Dwyane Wade are sighted enjoying a beach outing on September 21, 2013 in Malibu, California. (Photo by Bobby Metelus/Getty Images)
HOLLYWOOD, CA - JULY 16: Professional basketball player Dwyane Wade (L) and actress Gabrielle Union attend ESPN The Magazine 5th annual 'Body Issue' party at Lure on July 16, 2013 in Hollywood, California. (Photo by Michael Kovac/WireImage)
MALIBU, CA - SEPTEMBER 21: (EXCLUSIVE COVERAGE) Actress Gabrielle Union and Miami Heat basketball player Dwyane Wade are sighted enjoying a beach outing on September 21, 2013 in Malibu, California. (Photo by Bobby Metelus/Getty Images)
WEST HOLLYWOOD, CA - SEPTEMBER 20: Actress Gabrielle Union and NBA player Dwyane Wade attend the Entertainment Weekly pre-Emmy party at Fig & Olive Melrose Place on September 20, 2013 in West Hollywood, California. (Photo by Jason LaVeris/FilmMagic)
VENICE, ITALY - SEPTEMBER 01: Dwyane Wade and Gabrielle Union is seen leaving the Venice Airport during The 70th Venice International Film Festival on September 1, 2013 in Venice, Italy. (Photo by Jacopo Raule/FilmMagic)
VENICE, ITALY - AUGUST 29: Gabrielle Union and Dwyane Wade attend Miu Miu Women's Tales during the 70th Venice International Film Festival on August 29, 2013 in Venice, Italy. (Photo by Pascal Le Segretain/Getty Images)
LOS ANGELES, CA - JULY 17: Actress Gabrielle Union and NBA player Dwyane Wade arrive at The 2013 ESPY Awards at Nokia Theatre L.A. Live on July 17, 2013 in Los Angeles, California. (Photo by Jon Kopaloff/FilmMagic)
HOLLYWOOD, FL - AUGUST 15: Dwyane Wade and Gabrielle Union pose at the Dwyane Wade Fantasy Camp at the Seminole Hard Rock Hotel & Casino Hard Rock Cafe Hollywood at the Westin Diplomat Resort on August 15, 2013 in Hollywood, Florida. (Photo by Bobby Metelus/Getty Images)
LOS ANGELES, CA - JULY 17: (L-R) Actress Gabrielle Union, NBA player Dwyane Wade, NBA player LeBron James, and Savannah Brinson attend The 2013 ESPY Awards at Nokia Theatre L.A. Live on July 17, 2013 in Los Angeles, California. (Photo by Christopher Polk/Getty Images for ESPY)
HOLLYWOOD, CA - JULY 16: Actress Gabrielle Union (L) and Professional basketball player Dwyane Wade attend ESPN The Magazine 5th annual 'Body Issue' party at Lure on July 16, 2013 in Hollywood, California. (Photo by Michael Kovac/WireImage)
WEST HOLLYWOOD, CA - SEPTEMBER 20: Actress Gabrielle Union and NBA player Dwyane Wade attend the Entertainment Weekly pre-Emmy party at Fig & Olive Melrose Place on September 20, 2013 in West Hollywood, California. (Photo by Jason LaVeris/FilmMagic)
HOLLYWOOD, CA - JULY 16: Actress Gabrielle Union (L) and Professional basketball player Dwyane Wade attend ESPN The Magazine 5th annual 'Body Issue' party at Lure on July 16, 2013 in Hollywood, California. (Photo by Michael Kovac/WireImage)
HANGZHOU, CHINA - JULY 11: Gabrielle Union and Dwyane Wade take some photos and share a kiss on at Green City Villa on July 11, 2013 in Hangzhou, China. (Photo by Bobby Metelus/Getty Images)
LOS ANGELES, CA - JUNE 30: NBA player Dwyane Wade and actress Gabrielle Union attend the 2013 BET Awards at Nokia Theatre L.A. Live on June 30, 2013 in Los Angeles, California. (Photo by Jason LaVeris/FilmMagic)
LOS ANGELES, CA - JUNE 30: Dwyane Wade (C) and Gabrielle Union (R) attend the 2013 BET Awards at Nokia Theatre L.A. Live on June 30, 2013 in Los Angeles, California. (Photo by Kevin Mazur/Getty Images for BET)
GUANGZHOU, CHINA - JULY 06: Dwyane Wade and Gabrielle Union visit Chimelong Safari Park on July 6, 2013 in Guangzhou, China. (Photo by Bobby Metelus/Getty Images)
SHANGHAI, CHINA - JULY 8: Dwyane Wade and Gabrielle Union arrive at Shanghai Airport to contuine Li-Ning ' Way of Wade' China tour on July 8, 2013 in Shanghai, China. (Photo by Bobby Metelus/Getty Images)
HOLLYWOOD, CA - JULY 16: Professional basketball player Dwyane Wade (L) and actress Gabrielle Union attend ESPN The Magazine 5th annual 'Body Issue' party at Lure on July 16, 2013 in Hollywood, California. (Photo by Michael Kovac/WireImage)
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For Wade, who says that he gets more inspiration from female celebrities like Rihanna than he does from his more risk-averse male counterparts, this is just the beginning for him when it comes to fashion. With all of his concurrent projects going on, Wade is simply there to learn from and observe his partners, so that he can produce the best possible work for his customers.

"I don't live and breathe it [yet]," Wade said of fashion. "Basketball is what I live and breathe right now, as well as being a family man. [...] This whole process has given me a deeper appreciation for the work that goes into it. Now, when I fold my clothes, I take care of them. I don't just throw them on the bed [like I used to]."

Now that's what you call learning.

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