Model Imaan Hammam and A$AP Rocky ‘Show Off the Season’s Chicest Shearling and Faux Fur’ in images by Bibi Cornejo Borthwick for Vogue US November 2018. Vogue Fashion News Director Chioma Nnadi talks fashion with the man we know as A$AP Rocky, born Rakim Mayers, named after one of New York’s most prolific MCs. “I have hip-hop in my blood,” he says.
Rocky’s audacious fashion sensibilities have earned him a reputation as one of the best-dressed men in the front row, writes Nnadi, and he’s on first-name terms with designers ranging from Raf to Rick to Kim Jones, the new Dior Homme artistic director. “He doesn’t imitate,” Jones says. “He knows what he wants and wears it however he wants.” Rocky’s current jewelry obsession is pearls. “I got this from Kris Jenner’s jeweler in Beverly Hills,” he says, pointing toward a sizable diamond-studded pearl ring on his finger.
Rocky and his A$AP Mob cohorts are also responsible for spawning what’s known as the “cozy boy” movement, an approach to dressing that’s as luxuriously comfortable as it sounds. Here he teams up with Imaan Hammam for a look at cozy boy outerwear.