With the Menswear Spring 2018 shows just around the corner, we take a recap on the best dressed men who up the sartorial ante on the front row. First up? A$AP Rocky. The rapper stood out in a sea of street style stars during Paris Fashion Week at both the couture and Fall 2017 men’s shows. The Harlem-based rapper already has two Dior Homme advertising campaigns under his belt and has launched a menswear capsule collection with J.W.Anderson, in addition to a Guess Originals collaboration. Whether he’s performing on stage, starring in music videos, or sitting front row during international fashion weeks, his style influence leaves a mark, merging luxury labels with streetwear pieces.
The 28-year-old knows how to work a Goyard man-purse with pride along with fur coats, skinny jeans, bold prints, and personalized hoodies. It comes as no surprise that the hip-hop artist is well-versed on the subject of fashion; he mentions the likes of Helmut Lang, Alexander Wang, Raf Simons, Isabel Marant, Rick Owens, and Tom Ford in is his song Fashion Killa. Vogue Arabia recaps his best sartorial moments at 2017’s latest fashion weeks.
A$AP Rocky attended the Christian Dior Spring 2017 Couture show wearing a fur bomber and a graphic turtleneck that reads “They Should Just Let Us Rave.” Channeling a young Michael Jackson, he flashed white socks with red and black Nike x Vlone Air Force 1 sneakers.
Meanwhile, during Paris Fashion Week Men’s, the rapper gave the Canadian tuxedo a fresh spin, wearing a printed jacket and jeans combo by Dior Homme to attend the brand’s Fall 2017 show. Featuring artwork by Brooklyn-based artist Dan Witz, he paired the patterned getup with a black turtleneck and sneakers by the storied Parisian brand.
Rocky also voiced his support for women’s rights when he stepped out in the French capital wearing a Christian Dior “We Should All Be Feminists” T-shirt. Imagined by creative director Maria Grazia Chiuri, the design created a buzz on the runway amid her Spring 2017 collection debut for the French heritage label. Along with Rocky, celebrities including Rihanna and Natalie Portman were recently spotted demonstrating their girl power in the covetable T-shirt.
Vogue Arabia men, take note.
Opening image courtesy of A$AP Rocky.