Playboi Carti's Best Style Moments

Ahead of the release of 'Whole Lotta Red,' we took a look at some of Playboi Carti's best style moments.

Louis Vuitton Menswear SS19 Carti

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Louis Vuitton Menswear SS19 Carti

Finally! It's happening. Playboi Carti is dropping Whole Lotta Red. After two years and multiple false alarms, Carti is blessing his fanbase with his second album in just a few hours. 

The project is rumored to feature a plethora of notable names including Kanye West, Kid Cudi, Travis Scott, and more. But with plenty of us eager to blast WLR in our headphones, cup of egg nog in hand, to soundtrack our Christmas festivities this year, we got to thinking about Carti’s career beyond music.

If there is one thing that Carti has become known for, outside of his baby-voiced bars, it's his style. From performing on runways in coveted Supreme items in 2016 as a bubbling new act to taking the final walk for Louis Vuitton Menswear during Paris Fashion Week just two years later, Carti’s glow up in fashion has been just as impressive to see as his musical progression.

Check out a timeline of some of Carti’s biggest fashion moments below. —Mike DeStefano

OVO Summer 2016 Lookbook

OVO Summer 2016 Lookbook Carti

VFILES Runway Show, New York Fashion Week

Playboi Carti Performing at the VFILES Runway Show

"Magnolia" Video

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When: July 2017 

For many, the music video for “Magnolia” was the first proper introduction to Playboi Carti’s sense of style. Filmed on the streets of New York City, Carti came through with a wide plethora of fits that showcased his love for both high fashion and streetwear. At the start of the video, he’s rocking Rick Owens from head to toe with a vintage 2pac T-shirt. Later on, he’s stepping out of a barber shop with a vintage Gucci duffle bag, a patchwork Raf Simons sweater, and a pair of Ricks. The most impressive piece featured in this music video? Undeniably, it’s the 1994 Issey Miyake Parachute Cargo Bomber he’s wearing while dancing with ASAP Rocky at the start of the video. Of course, Carti is still a Supreme head, and was wearing pieces like a silk polka dot shirt and an “All Star” basketball jersey from the brand’s Spring/Summer 2015 and 2016 range. —Lei Takanashi

"RAF" Video

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When: July 2017

One of the most significant fashion moments of Playboi Carti’s career, and honestly hip-hop as a whole, was the music video for the ASAP Mob banger “RAF.” If the song alone wasn’t an amazing tribute to the pioneering Belgian fashion designer, the video solidified the Mob’s love for Raf Simons. The music video’s grainy aesthetic was directly inspired by the actual video that presented Raf Simons’ Autumn/Winter 1995/1996 collection. The number of Raf pieces in this video are just too many to count. You have Quavo rocking heavy grails like the 2005 “Poltergeist” parka and random extras wearing $5,000 jackets like the 2003 “Power, Corruption, Lies” fishtail parkas. As for Carti specifically, he wore a Raf Simons biker jacket and "Alistair Butler" oversized button-up shirt from Simons’ Spring/Summer 2017 collaboration with Robert Mapplethorpe. —Lei Takanashi

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