Okay, we know what you're probably thinking: "What week doesn't belong to Raf Simons??" And if you are pondering that, you do have a point. The Belgian fashion designer is extremely gifted and has been breathing his light into the fashion industry from his eponymously named menswear label to his former run at Jil Sander and now at the helm of legendary Christian Dior. We just mean that this week in particular, Raf has been on our minds and in our faces for a variety of things and via a variety of outlets from A$AP Rocky to adidas. Let's take a look!
A$AP ROCKY'S HIKING BOOTS
A$AP Rocky wore Raf Simons hiking boots to perform on "The Late Show with David Letterman."
Photo: Courtesy of @asvpxrocky's Instagram
Harlem's finest, A$AP Rocky, dropped his debut album Long.Live.A$AP this Monday and kicked things off with a Tuesday night performance on The Late Show with David Letterman. For the most part, Rocky kept his stage steez pretty minimal: a crisp white button-up, white snapback, and a smark black shorts suit. All the better to let his footwear (this BANANAS pair of Raf Simons Spring/Summer 2008 De Stijl Lego multicolored hiking boots) shine.
Jay-Z closed his sold out 8-show inauguration of Brooklyn's Barclays Center last night with a ROARING crowd and jaw-dropping surprise appearance from international superstar wife Beyonce. The Carters put the final stamp on the "Home of the Brooklyn Nets" with a heart-warming encore performance of "Young Forever," but before Jigga even stepped on stage for Sunday's final show, he made headlines by taking the subway to the concert. Naturally, Jay opted for some equally head-turning togs for the out-of-the-ordinary (well, for a legendary emcee, that is) transportation move: a Jean-Michel Basquiat t-shirt from MTV Style favorite Deer Dana.
Katy Perry wears a Kanye t-shirt by Deer Dana in "Katy Perry: Part of Me 3-D."
Photo: Courtest of Insurge Pictures/Deer Dana
I don't know if you could tell, but we here at MTV Style are reeeeeally excited for the July release of Katy Perry's Part of Me 3-D concert film. I mean, seeing her Candyfornia tour wardrobe appear close enough to touch? Over 50 outfits in one 2 minute trailer?? We can't. But we will. One such outfit that may not have made the initial trailer but gets its due limelight in the latest sneak peek of the surefire summer blockbuster is this illustrated graphic tee that Katy wears during a stage rehearsal. Bold stripes and the bearded visage of an illustrated Egyptian royal grace the white crewneck and look MIGHT familiar to our keen hawk-like fashion oculars. We recognize this shirt!
Justin Bieber and Kanye West tees from Deer Dana's collection.
Photo: Courtesy of Deer Dana
We're obsessed with a lot of things here at MTV Style, but holy moly do we have an intense metaphysical ache for Deer Dana t-shirts. Designed by Dana Veraldi and Kevin Tekinel and sold at Opening Ceremony, Deer Dana tees feature hand-drawn faces of pop culture figures—we're talking everyone from a pharaoh Kanye West to Justin Bieber rendered as Apollo, Greek God of music, poetry, and sunshine (which he is, duh)—and we've gotta say, each and every one of 'em is awesome. Did we mention they do tote bags, too? *hyperventilating*