After first launching in 2013 via a collaboration with Grungy Gentleman, Nas is relaunching his clothing line, HSTRY, as a solo entity. The collection is a reflection of Nas' own personal journey, with each piece drawing some inspiration from his past, whether it be the car he dreamed of buying as a kid, people who inspired him, or moments that stuck with him throughout his rise to legend status. A slick blend of old and new, HSTRY presents modern pieces that celebrate the golden years of hip-hop in which the legendary MC established himself as one of the greatest to ever do it.
The collection includes printed tees, color-blocked joggers and crewnecks, and buckets hats that blend subtle modernity with the classic nostalgia of the '80s and '90s. The 25-piece collection is accompanied by a lookbook that further explores the fusion of past and present: shot by Brooklyn-based photographer Steven Irby, it is set in the NYC streets that birthed and bred Nas himself, and features young rising rap star Bishop Nehru and student Everard Best.
The launch of HSTRY is just another milestone in what has already been a huge year Nas, as he marked 20 years since his classic album Illmatic dropped with a rerelease of the album, tour dates, and his own documentary.
Check out some more of the pieces below. The entire collection is available online now.