Known by many to fall under the moniker of Harlem World, the nickname of an area filled with endless culture, inspiration and influence is a perfect fit due to it effortlessly being its own entity in comparison to notable boroughs within New York City. Aiming to continue a legacy carried on by names such as Pee Wee Kirkland, Ma$e, Cam’ron and an endless list of others, Harlem’s own A$AP Bari has managed to provide a creative vision for those who can relate to Harlem culture and its lifestyle via VLONE. Over time, VLONE’s popularity has skyrocketed thanks to a selection of limited releases of apparel and accessories in addition to spontaneous pop-ups, art exhibitions and spontaneous teasers. Now add to that the very limited release of the collaborative VLONE x Nike Air Force 1 Low. The silhouette was finally made avaible to the public via a special VLONE Pop-Up shop in Harlem, fittingly right next to Amy Ruth’s, as part of New York’s Fashion Week.
As you step foot into the VLONE x Nike pop-up, you’re engulfed into the essence of Harlem during New York City’s summer scene, despite remnants of a previous snowstorm gracing the edge of sidewalks and street corners. Collaborative VLONE x Nike Basketballs grace concrete-like displays while photos of notable Harlem locations, the A$AP Mob and much more grace the walls complemented by orange detailing. You’ll find the aforementioned summer aesthetic via the pop-up’s special basketball court which dons VLONE’s traditional colorblocking of black and orange — complemented by an orange chain-link fence as its surrounding and topped off with a black chain-link net to give off an unexplainable New York City sound each time a shot is taken and made.
While visiting the VLONE x Nike pop-up, we chatted with A$AP Mob member and VLONE co-founder A$AP Bari on Harlem’s impact to culture as a whole, favorite memories surrounding the Air Force 1 model, the future of VLONE and much more.
A$AP TyY of the A$AP Mob team up with legendary artist KIDSUPER on an exclusive moto/ski goggle range. In addition to being a rap artist, A$AP TyY is an avid ATV rider often uploading videos of himself four wheeling on Instagram. The collaboration was inspired by the fact that A$AP TyY rides around NYC on his ATV while wearing ski goggles. The goggles feature a bold print on the band and both KidSuper and A$AP Mob branding etched on the lens and sewn on the band. The KidSuper x A$AP ski goggles will be available for purchase in both black and purple at KidSuper and asaptyy.com on December 20 at 5pm EST.
A$AP Relli taps Lord Pretty Flacko Jodye II to model the latest offering from his TRVPGXD brand. The label’s newest drop features infamous photos of Colombian drug lord Pablo Escobar on a tee. Grab yours now at TRVPGXD.com.
Be on the lookout for more TRVPGXD offerings in the near future as A$AP Relli preps to launch a full line.
For years A$AP K has been customizing denim with his own special touch and outfitting the needs for a number of clientele. Check out a collection of some of his work below and #COMESEEKILLV for yourself. Denim reengineering starts at $111 + shipping. Email email@example.com for inquiries.
It’s here. The A$AP Ferg x AGOLDE exclusive denim collection. A collaborative design effort between A$AP Ferg and AGOLDE, the collection is inspired by A$AP Ferg’s favorite vintage denim that have seen him through years on the road.
Made at AGOLDE’s Los Angeles headquarters utilizing the most innovative fabrication, ASAP Ferg and AGOLDE have created a product that is heartfelt and high quality.
Following the launch party of A$AP Bari’s VLONE label inside a cavernous space in Los Angeles, we take a look at the interior itself, which now plays host to a pop-up shop displaying the brand’s wares and collaborations with Virgil Abloh’s OFF-WHITE. Drawing influences from punk, skate culture, metal, and a range of other underground influences, the clothes feature VLONE branding over camo prints and on prison jumpsuits, and are displayed against graffiti-daubed walls and other paraphernalia. Open for the next two weeks only until April 30, take a look at the space above and plan a visit before it’s gone.
VLONE Pop-up Shop
Unit C, 801 Mateo St.
Los Angeles, CA 90021