A$AP Rocky talks about his unique fashion sense, whether or not he wants to get into designing himself, and more.
By now fans of A$AP Rocky are aware that along with the rapper comes a unique fashion sense. The New York native is outspoken about his fashion choices, bringing high fashion to the forefront. Although some criticize what he wears, Rocky has no apologies. In a new interview with online site Mr. Porter, Rocky spoke on his style and fashion evolution, as well heÂ modeled select pieces from some of his favoriteÂ designers:Â Maison Martin Margiela, Rick Owens, Raf Simons, APC and more.
In the interview Rocky relays his evolution, from Tommy Hilfiger to high-end brands, "At the age of eight I started getting into fashion, brands such as Tommy Hilfiger, Nautica and Ralph Lauren,"Â he remembers. "But in 2005 I started wearing John Richmond jeans. I was into Prada and Dolce & Gabbana at the time and thatâs why I started to wear tight jeans, because I wanted to be a model. I started to do freelance work for Calvin Klein so I was slim and it just stuck."
He also speaks on if he wants to get into fashion design, "I donât want to. It would be disrespectful to take my stardom and bully my way into the fashion industry, because I didnât go to [fashion] school to learn about design, sketching and fabrics. I just enjoy it; Iâm a consumer," he says.
The A$AP Mob leader says he doesn't care if people call him "gay" for wearing what he chooses: "People say Iâm gay sometimes, but I have a lot of bitches so why would I care? It doesnât bother me at all. You know why they say that? Because they canât say that I suck, they canât say that Iâm not handsome, and they canât say that my lyrics are wack, so they say that Iâm gay because they donât have anything on me."
He also speaksÂ on his accessories, or lack-there-of, "I have a Rolex, but no diamonds. Rappers wear diamonds to compensate for a lack of fashion sense. I donât even have pierced ears â Iâm not into that, itâs too much."
Finally he saysÂ that hisÂ fashionÂ obsessionÂ is whatÂ sets him apart from the rest of the rap game,Â "Iâm not your average rapper. For us to be thugs and admire high fashion is kind of odd, but people like it."
Check out the full interview here, and peep photos from the shoot for Mr. Porter in the gallery above.