Okay, so the collision of music and fashion is anything but rare (if it were, I'm pretty sure MTV Style wouldn't exist or would at least update waaaaay less), but a three-pronged clash of music, fashion, and SPORTS?? File that unicorn of a situation under #veryrare. Enter A$AP Rocky starring and rhyming in a brand new commercial for adidas Basketball's Crazyquick sneakers—a unique moment in time which hits every vertical of the aforementioned anomaly. But he's not the only star—the campaign short also features three of the best and brightest point guards the youngest generation of NBA players has to offer: the Wizards' John Wall, the Trail Blazers' Damian Lillard, and the Sixers' Jrue Holiday.
Let A$AP Rocky be irrefutable proof that repping hard for designers you believe in has major perks. Back in January, Rocky posted an Instagram of himself wearing a KTZ tunic hoodie on the streets of London. It was a major statement look, but one Pretty Flacko, always the risk-taker, totally pulled off and with unabashed enthusiasm. Welp, showing that love has worked in the dude's favor, as the UK-based design duo has supplied Rocky with a custom, personalized jumpsuit/sweatsuit situation performance outfit for Rihanna's Diamonds World Tour.
Zac Efron on the set of 'Townies.'
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Gulp. Zac Efron, guys. If you've been following his every move (like we do, obvs), you might've been wondering/seriously concerned about his out-of-character preppy street style as of late. Don't worry, we can explain. He's been filming a movie called Townies where he plays a college student who runs a frat house, and, well, um, need we say more? We HAVE to talk about his character's ensembles, though, because we love how he isn't a frat boy in the traditional sense (note the lack of cargo shorts), and instead a more fashiony, pretty boy version of campus-dwelling dudes. So far we've only peeped a few outfits from the movie, but we need to comment on his delta psi beta tee. (Yes, we had to Google the Greek alphabet to figure out what those symbols meant. #artschool) He decided to wear it SUPER tight with fitted distressed jeans, navy and yellow Nikes, and—get this—a weed leaf belt. *claps*
Photo: The Ellen DeGeneres Show
It'll come as no surprise that the love for Justin Timberlake is very much alive and kickin' in the MTV Style office. So when we jump online first thing in the morning and are blessed with a new performance of "Mirrors," this time on The Ellen DeGeneres Show, you shouldn't be shocked when I tell you the video circulated around our office quicker than a JT hip thrust. Sure, it might be a little surprising that our responses ranged from, "STOP EVERYTHING" to "I love today" to my own, "I'm drooling on my desk." But can you really blame me? The dude of my middle school daydreams is back in full performance force and here I am, quivering in my chair, not unlike my eleven year old self at my first *NSYNC concert. (Dad, how will I ever repay you for that night? The eve that still stands as the greatest date of my life? Bless you.)
A$AP Rocky in the May issue of 'GQ.'
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It's no surprise we have a thing for A$AP Rocky. Not only does that PMF have a GORGE smile and two killer albums under his belt, but he also has a serious affinity for fashion. *heart melts* He's been pretty candid about his obsession with certain designers, and it looks like mainstream fashion mags are (finally!) starting to pick up on A$AP's sartorially-savvy self. In the May issue of GQ, A$AP traded in his black leather and gold ensembles for something a bit more summery--yacht clothing. I know, I know, you're like, "A$AP Rocky? In nautical wear? How can it be?" But trust us--it happened, and it's UH-MAZING.
Guys, in case you were on the fence about onesies, they are officially a thing now. Everyone from Miley Cyrus to Cara Delevingne can't stop sporting the comfy getups, and today, we have ANOTHER fanatic to add to the bunch—Justin Bieber! Don't get us wrong—we know the Biebs has worn a onesie before, but we're noticing a serious resurgence in singlets as of late. JB went ALL. OUT. in a bright red hooded jumpsuit complete with matching sneakers and snapback hat while stopping through Stockholm on his Believe tour yesterday. He glammed up his look with a gold watch and chains, and his BFF Lil Za even joined in on the fun by sporting a black and white onesie of his own! #WERK
Frank Ocean, Miguel, and Justin Timberlake at the Time 100 celebration.
This year's Time 100 list of the most influential people of the year felt a little bit like it was made with input from our very own brains. Some of our favorite musicians, politicians, and thinkers were honored, and they turned out in their very best at Time's celebration last night. In particular, some VERY well-dressed gentlemen stood out. Frank Ocean left his usual sneakers at home in exchange for a totally traditional tuxedo and *gasp* dress shoes. Can you believe it? We're into it. Meanwhile, Miguel went in the opposite direction, bringing a splash of bright blue to the otherwise pretty classic red carpet in black pants and a graphic, mirror print button-down. He accessorized the springtime look with black chelsea boots and assorted rings. Back on his suit and tie...well, you know, Justin Timberlake took Frank's lead in a classic tux with a crosshatch patterned jacket that we would be willing to bet is by his friend Tom Ford. Justin looked positively rakish with his hair parted to the side and falling in front of his face just a little bit. Handsome gentlemen, all. *Sigh*
A still from Miguel's "How Many Drinks? (Remix)" video featuring Kendrick Lamar.
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There are stylish musicians, and then there's Miguel. This dude is a real fashion force to be reckoned with, thanks to his uniquely on-point uniform (pompadour, biker jacket, t-shirt, check!) to his rockabilly-meets-hip-hop onstage influences. It didn't take long before our eyeballs became used to seeing the soulful crooner crank up his trademark slick style in videos like "Adorn," but now he's taking it to the next level in the new vid for "How Many Drinks (Remix)" featuring Kendrick Lamar. Seriously, though, does it get any better than HEAD-TO-TOE Saint Laurent?! In this case, no way. We already know Miguel's a huge fan of Hedi Slimane, but rarely do we land the opportunity to witness the French label's Nehru collar shirts and Cuban heels in action, not to mention on one of our favorite musicians (accompanied by a swoonworthy soundtrack, no less!). Luckily, the singer's stylist Jasmine Benjamin was here to dish on ALL the super-luxe fashion stuff crammed into this glossy 4-minute clip. So get the scoop below!
The man himself, Ryan Lochte.
Those signature grills, the epic sneaker collection, that inescapable catchphrase (you know what we're talking about...). Yep, Ryan Lochte is truly one of a kind. Isn't it crazy to think that just a year ago we had absolutely NO idea about the Lochte mania about to sweep America during the 2012 Olympics?! Now the swimming champ is pretty much everywhere, chatting about the intricacies of Speedo design on Jay Leno, launching "Hardcore Workout" DVDS online, and firmly cementing "Jeah!" into everyone's vocabulary, whether we asked for it or not. Now the golden boy has taken his infamous Lochte-isms to reality TV with E!'s new series "What Would Ryan Lochte Do?" Just before the show premiered on Sunday night, the swimmer and unabashed fashion enthusiast stopped by MTV to chat about his goal to spread "swimming awareness," how he prepped by watching The Kardashians, and of course, his plans for a clothing collection. We first heard murmurs of Lochte-branded shoes and "glitzy" accessories several months ago, and now we've got the official scoop on his design ambitions right here. Find out when we can expect the Ryan Lochte fashion line below!
Justin Bieber performing in Paris during his 'Believe' tour.
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Hi, Justin Bieber. *waves* It's us again. Listen, we know only a weekend went by since we last dished on your statement-making accessories (he sported a Chanel ski mask for those that missed it), but here we are Monday morning discussing you yet again, this time for a much more permanent stylistic choice—a new tattoo! This weekend, the Biebs performed in Copenhagen during his "Believe" tour and showed off some fresh ink—a koi fish on his forearm. This piece was placed below his "Believe" tattoo from last summer, his owl tattoo from last fall, and his "X" tat from earlier this year. But, if you've ever seen Justin shirtless (lawd KNOWS we have), this is just one of many tats from his ever-growing collection.