Here’s what you can expect from VLONE’s Paris fashion show
This month A$AP Bari is set to take his hood fashion brand VLONE worldwide yet again. The A$AP Mob member is set to show his latest collection during Paris Fashion Week.
After crafting the ultimate VLONE lifestyle experience with pop-up shops in major cities like New York, Los Angeles, Miami, Tokyo, and London, Bari is ready to take on Paris Fashion Week like never before.
In a new interview, the 25-year-old streetwear trailblazer recently spoke to WWD, saying,
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.
On June 23 in the 1st Arrondissement, Bari is expected to present VLONE’s first cut-and-sew pieces he designed while he was in Japan and Italy.
I might do a denim program. I might do some leather pieces. I’m not sure.
The keyword there is “might.” VLONE has remained unpredictable and full of surprises following collabs with brands like Nike and the upcoming Fragment collection.
Besides, it’s only right that Bari would have something very, very rare up his sleeve for his first official fashion show.
Bari wrapped up his recent interview with WWD while speaking on the fact that he refuses to sell out by working with major retail stores (or referring to fashion shows as “fashion” shows).
Instead, he plans on keeping VLONE anchored to his own creative vision.
Buyers can come to the show and get inspired, but it’s still not for the stores. It’s for the people. It’s for the world.
In other words, just because VLONE is taking part in Paris Fashion Week as the brand makes more waves on the scene every day, doesn’t mean we should be expecting Bari to hand his craft over to the mass retail industry just like that.
If Barneys wants to come and buy some clothes, they are going to have to buy the whole lifestyle of Vlone and let me shut down Barneys and bring in my own vision. Other than that, they can’t have it. It’s for me. It’s not for someone to take my shit and resell.
So, what does VLONE have in store this month?
You’ll just have to wait and see, my G.
In other VLONE-related news, the brand’s collaboration with Fragment drops tonight at midnight on the official website.