15th Feb2017

A$AP Bari on Stylish Drug Dealers as Inspiration and Launching His New Kicks

by @Djordje

Vlone x Nike was released in Harlem on Feb. 10.

A$AP Mob continues its cultural domination with A$AP Bari’s Vlone streetwear line, which launched it’s Vlone x Nike Air Force 1 during one of New York Fashion Week’s buzzier pop-up events (Feb 10), on 116thStreet in Harlem, right up the block from where A$AP Mob spent their formative years.

As throngs of fans and sneakerheads crowded the streets outside, Billboard caught up with A$AP Bari to discuss all things Vlone.

Did you wake up one morning and know that Vlone was going to be the name of your brand?

At one point in time, I was broke. I didn’t have much, so a lot of things were connecting with me, like Kid Cudi’s “All Along” song. We were switching up the A to a V in the word “alone.” So the whole meaning came from alone, and then I switched it to Vlone, and made it my own and made it my own meaning which is “live alone; dive alone.”

What does black and orange represent in the design of your pieces?

Black is a solid color. It’s like orange is the new black. That’s how it all came about. It all came down to the Knicks’ colors being black and orange. That’s like the signature New York shoe.

Continue reading on Billboard.

  • Nathan Benson

    but vlone is inspired by rvidxr klvn so………..

  • Nathan Benson

    VLONE IS FROM RVIDXR KLVN

  • Nathan Benson

    ASAP BARI WAS INSPIRED BY SPACEGHOSTPURRP

  • Nathan Benson

    WHEN BARI SAID “WE WERE SWITCHIN UP THE A TO V” WHERE DOES THE V COME FROM!? RVIDXR KLVN

  • Nathan Benson

    ASAP GETS MAD AT THE TRUTH NIGGAS GOT RICH FROM SGP AND MADE IT INTO THIS HIPSTER SHIT

  • Nathan Benson

    VLONE IS RIVDXR KLVN CLOTHEN LINE IF THEY WENT HIPPY