A$AP Bari by Claude J. Easy June 23, 2017
A$AP Bari is making waves in the fashion industry.
Bari’s streetwear brand, VLONE, live streamed its first fashion show today exclusively on Tidal. The runway show took place last night during Paris Men’s Fashion Week.
Definitely a huge milestone for the A$AP Mob member. His decision to showcase the street wear Spring/Summer 2018 Collection was more than simple promotion. His mission was to inspire the youth and those who look up to him and his brand.
In an interview with WWD earlier this month, Bari spoke on his mission, he said,
“I wanted to show in Paris to see if I could complete the mission I’m going for…
“I’m trying to show kids that you can do anything. I’m not a kid that went to fashion school. I’m not a kid that went to college and studied fashion. I’m a kid that grew up in fashion and learned it from a life experience.”
The show debuted his first full line collection, entitled Black History.
The collection included lots of leather, straps, camouflage, and denim. Models strutted around a transparent maze-like runway design wearing denim jackets bearing the word “Friends” sewn on the front with huge “V’s” on the back.
.@VLONE SS18 x @TOASTOTHEGOD x https://t.co/mM3hBjHr84 #TIDALXVLONE #TIDALXSprint pic.twitter.com/dNK5Qgh7yH
— TIDAL (@TIDAL) June 23, 2017
Ominous trap music played while models displayed shirts bearing the phrase “Real Men Wear Black.”
Another huge bonus from streaming the show, Bari debuted new colorways of the Vlone & Nike Air Force 1 highs, including black/blue, black/yellow, and black/yellow/orange.
Virgil Abloh, A$AP Rocky, and designer Samuel Ross, along with many other figureheads of the hip-hop and fashion worlds, were in attendance for the event. Theophilus London tweeted his favorite looks from the Black History Collection.
Check out A$AP Rocky support his fellow Mob member, sporting the yellow and black striped pants Vlone debuted today.
Bari’s collection marks the third fashion collaboration for Tidal, following its live stream of Kanye West’s Yeezy Season 3 presentation at Madison Square Garden in NYC as well as Rihanna’s Fenty x Puma show in Paris.
Missed the show? Stream the complete show on Tidal to get an inside look at the Black History collection or check out the finale below.