New York rapper A$AP Rocky was recently spotted showing off his knack for pushing the fashion boundaries, rocking a mask at a high-end clothing showcase.
Photos and details of A$AP’s new look have started circulating online.
First there was goth ninja. Then there was street goth. Now, there might be street goth ninja. Who’s to thank for this (possible) new trend? A$AP Rocky, of course. The rapper was seen at Y-3’s fall/winter 2013 show, sitting front row wearing a mask. We spotted Kanye wearing a multitude of masks lately, but Rocky’s mask wearing looks a bit different. This may become a new trend, but don’t blame us if you get picked up for suspected armed robbery. We’ve seen Rocky wear masks before, but mostly during performances, but the rapper has now taken the look to the streets. So, what do you think, would you rock a mask? (Complex)
Toward late January, rap star Kanye West raised eyebrows with his own mask-wearing moment.
Kanye West tried to stay low key upon arriving at Maison Martin Margiela’s Paris Fashion Week show on Wednesday. The stylish rapper appeared in a bright red ski mask, with a white suit, long black trench coat, and the always classic Visvim mocassin sneakers. ‘Ye has always shown recent support to the Margiela brand, attending the Belgian designer’s NYC launch party for the brand’s H&M collaboration last year. (Miss Info TV)
Weeks prior, Yeezy donned a variety of different face masks during a concert series.
‘Ye probably has some more explaining to do after his performance this weekend in Atlantic City. Yeezy took the stage at the Revel casino (where Beyonce held her first post-baby show) and managed to upstage his Scottish inspired look with a wintery outfit that hid his face entirely. In an ensemble that made him look a bit like the abominable snowman, Kanye First showed off a white feathery hood that completely masked his face, save for some eye slits. Then Kanye showed the crowd a second hood, which was a full face mask made out of crystals — think the greenman from It’s Always Sunny in Philadelphia but fancy. (Gawker)
Last summer, Young Money leader Lil Wayne singled out Mr. West as one of the most stylish hip-hop artists alive.
He has got his own skateboard clothing line, but when it comes to fashion Lil Wayne reckons Kanye West is far more stylish. “I do not consider myself the most stylish rapper out there,” he said. “I’d say if I had to consider someone the most stylish rapper out there, I would definitely say that would be a Kanye West or an Andre 3000.” The rapper, whose real name is Dwayne Michael Carter Jr, reckons his personal style has evolved throughout his career. “I was one of the guys that would ‘geek chic’ it every now and then… Now I’m just more into whatever works for me. I think that’s just age.” (ITN)
Check out some recent A$AP Rocky footage: