Rap superstar Future on his Met Gala look
Future talks about the fashion elite, his custom H&M look, and what similarities he has to Rei Kawakubo – hours before hitting the red carpet at the Met Gala.
Dubbed one of the most fashionable men alive, rap mega star Future opted for a custom H&M coat in organic silk, wool and tencel when attending the Met Gala in New York on 1 May. The gala is the most important event in the fashion calendar, with a smorgasbord of Hollywood A-listers, pop stars and fashion VIPs wearing the most beautiful creations imaginable. This year’s custom H&M looks were all inspired by designer Rei Kawakubo – the creative genius behind Commes des Garçons, whose iconic work was the theme for this year’s gala.
Here, Future talks about his similarities to the designer, his hopes for the future and at what point in life he knew he’d become a part of the fashion elite.
WHAT DO YOU LIKE ABOUT YOUR H&M MET GALA LOOK?
“My Met Gala look is a combination of my original yet classic style. I was able to push fashion limits but stay within the boundaries of an event of this stature – so I like everything about my look, it's a reflection of who I am.”
I like everything about my look, it's a reflection of who I am.
WHAT ARE YOUR BIGGEST PRIORITIES WHEN YOU CHOOSE A LOOK FOR AN EVENT LIKE THIS?
“It’s to wear something that has an unusual effectiveness and simplicity, but more importantly something that I'm completely comfortable in as well.”
YOU ARE ONE OF THE MOST LOVED STYLE ICONS OF YOUR GENERATION, AND THE MET GALA IS AN ICONIC FASHION EVENT. DID YOU ALWAYS KNOW YOU WOULD BE A PART OF THE FASHION ELITE, ONE DAY?
“I'm Future, of course I knew.”
WHAT ARE YOUR THOUGHTS ON THIS YEAR’S THEME?
“I think honouring a designer like Rei [Kawakubo], whose work always pushes the envelope and goes beyond the limits, is something I can relate to because as an artist I always want to push the envelope and never be boxed into a certain sound or style.”
DO YOU STILL EVER GET STARSTRUCK AT THESE EVENTS?
“I appreciate being in good company.”
2017 HAS BEEN A WILDLY SUCCESSFUL YEAR FOR YOU SO FAR. WHAT MORE DO YOU WISH FOR?
“Being able to continuously provide my fans with the best of me.”
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