UPDATE 6/9/16: J.W. Anderson and A$AP Rocky have shared exclusive photos of their capsule collection with Complex. In the photos, Rocky models his collection with the influential Irish designer.
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A$AP Rocky is a known fan of designer Jonathan Anderson. The stylish rapper has sported pieces from his brand in music videos and magazines. So, it only makes sense that Rocky would be J.W. Anderson's latest collaborator.
Rocky has done his take on some of the designer's silhouettes like his tracksuits, knit hats, and fur “teddy” coats for a new capsule collection, The New York Times reports.
“What we do is completely different,” Mr. Anderson told The New York Times. “But fundamentally, that’s the beauty of fashion: You can meet in the middle on it. Everyone likes fashion.”
The idea for a collaboration came after Rocky had the idea to make a complete suit with one of Anderson's track jackets.
“I would never want to be a fashion designer,” Rocky told The New York Times. “But I do have a lot of ideas.” Even though Rocky insists he has no interest in designing, he has already collaborated with notable brands like Guess Originals and adidas Originals.
Rocky was apparently given free range when it came to the new collaboration. He designed a logo for the pieces that includes the letters "JWA AWGE." When asked what the logo stood for, Rocky wouldn't explain its meaning, but instead offered a response that sounded very similar to the rules of Fight Club.
"The first rule of AWGE is don’t ask questions about AWGE," Rocky said. "The second rule of AWGE is that if you are a part of AWGE, then you cannot discuss AWGE. The third rule of AWGE is refer back to rule number one if you have any questions.”
He did elaborate a little bit further about who is behind the mysterious "AWGE." “It is a collective of creatives that come from multiple disciplines including visual arts, fashion and music," he said. We at least know that the group is responsible for the art projects on Rocky's Instagram. "No one needs to know what the letters stand for," Rocky continued. "We know what it is, and that’s how we want to keep it.” Anderson revealed that even he doesn't even know what it stands for, and he just threw it on a bunch of his own clothing.
The new collection can be pre-ordered on the J.W. Anderson website starting June 9.