A$AP Rocky: Whoa kimosabe I'm in Junya Watanabe, Murakami, or Versace and Givenchy on your boy, huh?
Other than a call out in Lupe Fiasco's "Gold Watch," you hardly hear about avant-garde Japanese designer Junya Watanabe in rap songs. Known for his interesting designs that often involve mashing up different styles and fabrication, it's not cheap at all. In addition to his own line, he designs Comme des Garcons' menswear.
He follows up that reference by dropping the name of Japanese artist Takashi Murakami, who in addition to working a lot with Kanye West (even designing the cover to Yeezy's Graduation), is also famous for reinventing the classic Louis Vuitton monogram into a more colorful style, as well as a camouflage version in 2008.
Versace has always been a popular fashion reference to drop in rap, with people like Rick Ross and Drake rocking their interesting printed shirts on the regular. Yet as current trends will show — as well as the style influence of Kanye West and Jay-Z — it seems Riccardo Tisci's Givenchy fashion house is still gaining steam in the hip-hop world.