A$AP Rocky teases collaboration with Raf Simons 1995.
Photo: Courtesy of @asvpxrocky’s Instagram
ZOMG, you guys. LOOK at the sweatshirt A$AP Rocky Instagrammed himself wearing yesterday. Do you see what that says?!?? It reads, “RAF A$AP” in white, paint stroke lettering. RAF! As in, the immeasurably talented Raf Simons, helm of his own line and new artistic director of Dior. AS IN, the very same Raf Simons of is one of Rocky’s absolute favorite designers on the planet. And what’s more? The caption that went along with the picture is even better: “RAF SIMONS 1995 X A$VP – FRIENDS AND FAMILY.” Ajakhdfjkgh, ex-CUUUUUSE me? Holy. Mother. Of Couture. A$AP Rocky and Raf Simons are teasing out a collab. This is MAJOR news.
We’ve been tracking Rocky’s love affair with the Belgian designer for a hot minute, from the hiking boots he wore performing on Letterman, to his early cop of those Raf x adidas kicks, and even his wide-eyed photo documentation of meeting the man himself. Given all that, seeing that some collaborative design work is stemming from the mutual respect (check out this December 16, 2011 diary entry of Raf’s top 5 bands at the time: 4 out of 5 slots go to Rocky <3), well, it’s getting us a little verklempt and teary-eyed, Proud Momma-style. We don’t have any more deets than this at the moment, but rest assured, as soon as we do, you’ll be the FIRST to know.