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A$AP Rocky’s New “RAF” Video is a Fashion Show Unto Itself

The music video for A$AP Mob’s highly-acclaimed single “Raf” was released on Monday. The original track, which features A$AP Rocky, Quavo, Playboi Carti, Frank Ocean, and Lil Uzi Vert (though the latter two are noticeably absent from the new video) pays homage to Raf Simons while showcasing highly-sought after pieces from decades-old collections by the designer.

In the 2 minute and 28 second-long-clip, A$AP Rocky, Quavo, and Playboi Carti model archival pieces from past Raf Simons collections while referencing some of the Belgian designer’s most iconic fashion shows. The video starts with A$AP Rocky lighting a red road torch— imitating the model’s from the Spring 2002 Ready-to-Wear show who wore masks while carrying lit flares down the runway— wearing what else? A white, head garb and a sleeveless hoodie look from the same collection. Also referenced in the visual is the designer’s debut collection, which is translated into Quavo and Playboi Carti sashaying back and forth against a gray backdrop, looking as though they’d just walked off of Simons’ Fall 1995 Ready-to-Wear runway and onto the set of the video.

Watch the full music video above and make sure to check out the below clips of the iconic fashion shows that inspired it.

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