Since 2011, when he made a stunning entrance into the world of rap, A$AP Rocky is also known as the best dressed man of his time. And that, he owes it to the fluidity with which he navigates between stylistic genres—in every sense of the term.
A$AP Rocky: lets break the rules
If the name of A$AP Rocky appears at this time next to that of Rihanna, it is also that we owe it to the future parents of the baby most expected in the world, to impose new rules in fashion. Like the singer Rihanna, A$AP Rocky has revolutionized the male fashion and style expected of a rapper, and especially of a man.
With his own way of associating genres, styles, colours and shapes — the rapper has established himself as a guardian figure of contemporary fashion. And in this, the fashion houses knew very quickly to see in him a muse!
Starting by Raf Simons. In 2016, the rapper’s favourite designer chose A$AP Rocky as Dior’s muse, while he was head of the artistic direction of the Avenue Montaigne house.
A$AP Rocky, the first rapper to appear as the face of Dior Man, had already established himself as a fashion icon. How ?
A$AP Rocky owes its aesthetic strength to a constant — that of breaking the rules. He made it his duty to fight to impose his individuality.
A$AP Rocky does not fear risk-taking — unpredictable, bold, his style is known to be original and complex.
Capable of being eccentric but at the same time refined, he based his vision on pointed houses such as those of Raf Simons, Comme des Garçons, Balenciaga or J.W. Anderson and Hood By Air — to better mix them with the more classic items of the wardrobe. Items signed by Gucci, Dior, Channel, Prado or Hermés.
Because that’s the stylistic signature of A$AP Rocky — bragging by combining genres and styles! Wear a candy pink dress, a transparent white lace shirt, silver Dior pants… Wear pieces from women’s collections…
We owe it to him to have cheered up the wearing of the mythical white pearl necklace, the XXXL down jacket, the tangy colors, the hood—not to mention its signature detail the “babushka” scarf, now present on many parades.
Travelling from women’s dressing room to men’s dressing room; mix classic pieces, avant-garde gimmicks and streetwear without ever imposing limits…
His looks mark the current generation and they inspire: from the red carpet to the MET Gala and streetstyle photos. Present at many fashion week, working in collaboration with designers, Raf Simons again in the lead… A$AP Rocky is a fashion icon driven by the freedom to dress!
And it is in this why he embodies with Rihanna an original and refreshing vision of contemporary fashion.