Go Behind the Scenes with Our October Cover Star LaMelo Ball: Exclusive Video

By Bianca Gracie | October 4, 2023

LaMelo Ball lives up to his "1 of 1" mantra. The Charlotte Hornets point guard and NBA All-Star continues accelerating his decorated career on and off the court. Now, he's gracing the cover of our Oct. Style issue.

“I definitely feel like I got something to prove. Silence all the doubters and naysayers.” Ball says.

The Fall Issue celebrates style and beauty across all industries, from musicians to designers.

“​​When I think of style, its fundamentals remind me of the very mission that our magazine upholds: ‘equity of expression.’ For me, style equates to freedom. You’re free to express your personality through the language of your coolest closet finds,” says editor-in-chief of EDITION Bianca Gracie. “Our cover star LaMelo Ball is expanding his empire with a PUMA collaboration and his LaFrancé clothing line, Tinashe discusses her new perspective on beauty, fashion designers Brandon Blackwood and Theophilio’s Edvin Thompson celebrate the vibrant Caribbean diaspora, and actress Yvonne Orji finds the beauty in spirituality.”

READ MORE: LaMelo Ball Is On A New Level On & Off The Court

Check out the exclusive BTS video with LaMelo Ball above, and check out the photos from the shoot below.


All clothing by Dior and LaFrancé
All grooming products by Dior Beauty
Photographer: Cameron Blackmon
Photo Assistant: Camille Hughes
Styling: Jasmine Alston and Sam Hoggs
Videographer: Brandon Gathers
Set Design: Melissa Melvin-Rodriguez
Barber: Philly Garcia
Talent’s dogs: Dipper, Django, Doe and Draco

Photography by: Photographer: Cameron Blackmon; Photo Assistant: Camille Hughes; Videographer: Brandon Gathers