Heard A$AP Rocky's latest single, "Fashion Killa" yet? Not only is it slick and catchy, but it may simply be the most brand-heavy song to ever hit the charts. A$AP could be be reciting his favorite shows from Fashion Month for all we know:
I see your Jil Sanders, Oliver Peoples
Costume National, your Ann Demeuelemeester
See Visvim be the sneaker, Lanvin or Balmain
Goyard by the trunk, her Isabel Marant
I love your Linda Farrow, I adore your Dior
Your Damir Doma, Vena Cava from the store
I crush down with that top down, bossy see how I ride 'round
Mami in that Tom Ford, Papi in that Thom Browne
Rick Owens, Raf Simons, boy she got it by the stock
She ball until she fall, that means she shop 'til she drop
And Versace: got a lot, but she may never wear it
But she save it so our babies will be flyer than their parents
Singers have been crooning about their favorite clothing items, if not brands, for a long, long time. Fashion, in songs, is often one of the first things the singer notices about the lover (like Paul Simon's diamond-soled lover, Prince's girl in a raspberry beret, or Lana del Rey's dreamy guy in blue jeans and a white t-shirt). Sometimes the clothing item is a source of personal empowerment, like Beyonce's "freakum" dress or Nancy Sinatra's famous boots. And of course, like Justin Timberlake in a suit and tie, or Marilyn Monroe in her diamonds, sometimes fashion's just there to look really, really good.
This fashion-themed playlist will tide you over until 5 PM rolls around and you can go home, toss off the office-wear, and wear what you really want. Might we recommend a short skirt + boots of Spanish leather + autumn sweater? Green earrings + long cool black dress + blue suede pumps?