A$AP Rocky is the Harlem-born rapper with a ‘jiggy’ fashion sense – here’s why you should take note of this rising style star
He's the face of Dior Homme
Willy Vanderperre shot A$AP for Dior Homme's AW16 campaign, where A$AP 'embodies the the empowered masculinity of today's urban dandy', apparently. He does look insane in a long, red coat and printed blazer.
He’s launching a collaboration with J.W.Anderson
Rappers doing fashion lines? Life Of Pablo merch might be all anyone’s wearing right now, but A$AP is taking things one step further with this 8 piece collection designed for J.W.Anderson. There are beanies, zip-up jumpers and teddy fur jackets, emblazoned with ‘JWA AWGE’ (his creative agency). You can get your hands on it now.
This isn’t his first fashion collab
Guess tapped A$AP for their inaugural Originals collaboration, where AWGE designed a capsule collection of denim and basics (we’re not giving this collaboration enough credit, these pieces are wardrobe staples in the making) inspired by 90’s hip-hop influences. Denim bomber jackets and overalls are worn with striped tees and hoodies, all wrapped up in this campaign video.
A$AP did DKNY with Cara
Remember 2014’s DKNY ads? The ones with Jourdan Dunn draped across a New York taxi? A$AP starred in the #WeAreNYC campaign in lots of city shorts, zip up jackets and white suits. He looks amazing. Obviously.
His Instagram is basically a personal moodboard
A$AP’s Instagram is pretty dope. His 3.5mil followers are treated to Polaroid shots of A$AP Mob and life on the road, photo collages and outfit shots – think double denim, quadruple check and slick suits when the dress code requires. A$AP knows how to dress well.
He dated Chanel Iman
A$AP dated supermodel Chanel Iman for 18 months from 2013, making them a seriously stylish red-carpet couple. Speaking to MTV, Rocky called Chanel’s style ‘very classy, but I was born jiggy. She’s really elegant, I would call her aesthetic ‘ballroom gowns’. She kills that! She looks like a big ass princess and I appreciate her beauty’.
He wrote a song called Fashion Killa
The lyrics go: ‘She ball until she fall, that means she shop until she drop/ And Versace: got a lot, but she may never wear it/ But she save it so our babies will be flyer than their parents’.
Is tour merch the new band tee?