ASAP Rocky’s VLONE Clothing Line with ASAP BARIVLONE, a fashion line collaboration between ASAP Rocky and ASAP Bari has officially arrived. Originally debuting during Paris Fashion Week in the form of a pop-up shop, the collection sold out within hours. Following their success, ASAP Rocky and ASAP Bari bring the VLONE collection stateside for a skater inspired runway presentation. The VLONE presentation featured a total of 15 relaxed runway looks. Inspired heavily by skateboarding culture, the collection targets a cult like audience of Supreme collectors, sneaker heads and collab junkies. True to the effortless style of both ASAP Rocky and ASAP Bari, the collection felt authentic. Take for example the black graphic tees and hoodies with VLONE writ boldly across the front. Not everything was basic, however. We saw camo-printed garments, bold pops of color, and even trendy looking jumpsuits. Stand out pieces from the VLONE clothing launch include camo-print logo tees, mixed print shorts, logo-driven sweatpants, as well as the quintessential skater hoodies. Alongside the presentation, the VLONE clothing team presented a pop-up shop for the merchandise, which unsurprisingly sold out in minutes. ASAP Rocky’s VLONE clothing brand further solidifies the current shift and momentum, taking place in fashion. It was Versace who first initiated the merging between the fashion industry and music industry by dressing the artists for heavily publicized events. The current situation, however, is that artists are no longer being dressed as walking marketing campaigns. Entertainers are actually collaborating and designing the garments that they are wearing through celebrity fashion lines. As seen with A$AP Rocky’s soaring influence in the fashion community, along with the likes of Kanye West, Drake and Rihanna, it is apparent that fashion has officially met hip-hop like never before.
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