A$AP Nast Talks Sergio Tacchini with Complex

@Djordje / 08 Feb, 2021

ASAP Nast is hesitant about giving out what exactly influences his style. When asked questions about his taste in fashion, he gives terse answers and prefers to not go into great detail about what informs his looks today. He simply explains that his ever-evolving taste is attributed to maturing, traveling the world, and submerging himself in new experiences. Between attending Copenhagen Fashion Week last year to drop his own capsule collection and making new tracks that blend ’90s grunge with hip-hop, Nast has found himself constantly evolving as an artist. But when it comes to his style, he gives a lot of credit to his mom.

 “My mom, she was just ghetto and had great style. She was one of those ghetto girls in like, the ’80s and ’90s who had on the door knockers, a Triple F.A.T. Goose bomber jacket, the high-rise Lee denim, and the Reebok classics,” remembers Nast on the phone. “That particular style or look always just kind of followed me as well. I just always appreciated my mom from that kind of standpoint of fashion. I think it carried me a long way, especially the ’90s [style].”

 ASAP Nast’s hardcore fans wouldn’t be surprised to hear that his favorite decades to reference are the ’70s and the ’90s. When it comes to style, Nast is a time traveler of sorts who effortlessly blends the past and present. During the early days of the ASAP Mob, he rocked camo fatigues like a member of the Boot Camp Clik, along with the latest styles from Supreme. Nowadays he wears archival Comme des Garçons or Issey Miyake pieces along with mohair Marni sweaters and slime green Arc’teryx rain jackets. Unlike rappers who chase fashion trends and buy gimmicky jewelry, Nast is out here carving his own lane with style that’s informed by his own personal tastes, which includes everything from vintage muscle cars to photographs of Harlem in the 1930s.  

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