Does A$AP Ferg have another collaboration with A Bathing Ape on the horizon? XXL recently caught up with the rapper, and member of one of the most stylish crews in hip-hop, about another possible project with the streetwear brand and artist Jay West. During the conversation, there was also some talk about Trap Lord gear, Ralph Lauren being Ferg's favorite designer, and whether or not he plans to start his own clothing line. Oh, and the Harlem native mentions accidentally walking into Jhene Aiko's dressing room at the recent Roots picnic.
Read a few excerpts below.
On walking into Jhene Aiko's dressing room:
"I made a mistake and walked into Jhene Aiko’s dressing room. [Laughs] I didn’t see no nip slip or anything like that, but I mean it was all good. She was cool about the situation. I thought it was the bathroom, but she was cool, and I got a chance to meet her."
On whether or not he and Jay West will collaborate with A Bathing Ape again: another Bape x
"We’re going to continue to work with Bape because Bape is the fam. Me and Jay West is brothers, so that’s always going to happen, but as far as the Mob, us as the Mob have a whole nother aesthetic that we go by. Me personally, my aesthetic is art, keep it art bond because that’s my background. I went to art school with West, so that’s my relationship with him."
On his interest in developing his own clothing line:
"I’m a designer and an all-around artist. I express myself through different mediums, through songs, fashion, painting, so I will never stop creating. I’m definitely going to be doing a lot of fashion projects coming up. I’ve been designing all of the Trap Lord merch. It’s no longer merch. I went from selling it on tour to actually building a website and an application that you can buy the stuff online now. It’s bigger than me now. There’re a bunch of people out there that are Trap Lords and representing."
On what his favorite brands are right now:
"Ralph is my favorite designer, so I’ve been wearing a lot of Ralph Lauren gear. Sneaker wise I’ve been doing Vans, Converse, uptowns, Nikes and of course Trap Lord—I keep it real basic. We’ve been doing a lot of touring, so it’s however I’m feeling at the time. I dress according to how I’m feeling."
Read the full interview here.