Harlem-born MC A$AP Rocky, who released his debut album “LongLiveASAP” last month, is about as well-versed in fashion as he is in the rap game. This is a guy, after all, who rhymes Dolce & Gabbana with Balenciaga, stars in Alexander Wang’s new collection video, and is reportedly dating the model Chanel Iman. You might have noticed his Instagrams for W—he took a few pics while front-row at Y-3. Here, he gives us the fashion low-down.
What was the first designer item you bought? A pair of 2008 Marc Jacobs white/gray hi-top sneakers.
What was the last? A sweater from Phillip Lim.
What’s your favorite item in your closet right now? My Bathing Ape jacket.
What’s one thing you won’t wear? Open-toe sandals.
What’s one thing you think women shouldn’t wear? Foamposite Nike sneakers. I hate that [laughs].
What designers do you like? Alexander Wang, Raf Simons, Rick Owens, Phillip Lim, Jil Sander, Ann Demeulemeester, Maison Martin Margiela, Jeremy Scott, Toast to the Gods, Y-3. The list goes on.
Who is your style icon? Pharrell Williams and Andre 3000.
What are you listening to right now? I’m listening to myself right now. Long.Live.A$AP!
Who are your favorite musicians (other than yourself)? So many but I’ll have to say Curtis Mayfield and MGMT.
What’s the last great meal you ate? Breakfast. It was oatmeal with crushed bananas, fruit salad, a bagel, and a glass of orange juice.
What’s your favorite neighborhood spot? A$AP Relli’s crib in Harlem [New York City].
What do you cook? I don’t cook, cause I don’t know how to cook.
What magazines do you have a subscription to? I don’t subscribe to any magazines.
What made you laugh recently? A fight video on World Star Hip Hop of a girl knocking out a dude. It was hilarious [laughs].
What’s the first thing you do in the morning? Brush my teeth.
What’s the last thing you do at night? Surf the net.
Who’s your dentist? I am.
How often do you get your hair done? Once or twice every two weeks.
What’s hanging on your walls? A bunch of inspirational pictures and art. The main piece has to be a painting of John Lennon and Yoko Ono above my headboard. A$AP Ferg painted the piece and gave it to me after his dad died.
What do you wear to bed? Most of the time just underwear. That’s it.
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