FS Style Icon: A$AP Rocky.
The world of streetwear/high fashion and sneakers goes hand in hand with Hip-hop. In recent times, apparel from famous brands and sneakers have become a status symbol. If you think of top rappers with the best style, Lord flacko tops that list. Call him an innovator or trendsetter, asap rocky has one hell of a unique style. The evolution of his style is pretty insane. You can spot him wearing some of the craziest outfits which not everyone can pull off. Here’s a brief breakdown of Flacko’s style over the last decade.
In an interview, Rocky claimed that he started to think about how he dressed at the age of 8. The rapper started with brands such as Tommy Hilfiger, Nautica, and Ralph Lauren. However, this forced him to think more about his style and how he wanted to take it to the next level. As he grew older, he started to show interest in higher-end brands. This wasn’t a surprise as he grew up in New York city surrounding by designer stores and billboards. Rocky was always ahead of fashion trends. Back in the late 2000s, while everybody was into streetwear and baggy clothes, he paved his way into luxury fashion. Some of his favorite brands were Prada, Dolce & Gabbana, which featured tight fits. He was also wearing brands like Ksubi, Acne studio when they just started. Now, they are popular worldwide.
This proves that rocky did not dress to impress anyone. If he was wearing what he thought looks cool rather than following the latest trends. His sense of style was original.
When rocky step his foot into the music industry, a lot changed. In 2006, ASAP MOB was found. It is an American hip-hop collective of rappers, record producers, and music directors. Needless to say, Asap rocky was a part of it and it caused some serious change in his style. He started to wear brands like Rick Owens and Raf simons. The real transition took place when he started to spend his time in SoHo.
After the release of his song ‘Peso’, rocky was called out as one of the hottest rappers and upcoming style icons. The reason being, he was seen wearing brands like BLVAK SVALE, Y3, RICK OWEN, Margiela, RAF SIMONS, SUPREME. This led fans to know, apart from music he can mix high fashion and streetwear.
In 2013, rocky was introduced to ‘Been trill’. A brand founded by Virgil Abloh, Heron Preston, and Matthew Williams. This was an iconic era as this made graphic tees a streetwear must-have. Later, Virgil and rocky become friends and he was seen designing merch for his first tour.
From 2014-2017, Rocky became the face of the brand ‘Vlone’ which was founded by asap bari. The brand blew up and become the uniform of ASAP Mob. Throughout these years, rocky also collaborated with Adidas x Jeremy Scott, GUESS, and started his DIOR campaign. This was a crucial moment in his career as he always desired to become a model.
The year 2018 was the Babushka boi era. As the story goes, he was riding a razor scooter in late 2018 and he fell off which resulted in big cuts and bruises on his face. To cover that injury, he decided to wear a Babushka. Later, Rocky set his Instagram caption as Babushka Boi and even dropped a song named ‘Babushka Boi’. As you all know, this gave rise to the Babushka trend and Rocky made it a staple in his outfit.
In 2020, Rocky started a campaign for Gucci alongside his friend Tyler The Creator. This pretty much sums up rocky’s evolution of style. Being interviewed by GQ for his style, It is safe to say he is one of the best-dressed rappers in the game. What do you think about Flacko’s style? Let us know!