Wiz Khalifa’s Six Street Style Looks For Fall
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Rapper Wiz Khalifa is in the midst of promoting his latest album, Blacc Hollywood and gearing up for another tour. Aside from music, the hippy rapper is juggling an acting career. He also has his sneaker collections for Converse Chuck Taylor All Stars and a line of smoking accessories with Raw Rolling Papers.
The 27-year-old recently teamed up with photographer Meredith Jenks for six street styles looks for fall. This story will appear in the October 25 issue of Billboard magazine. Below are some highlights:
Where does your style come from?
My dad. My appearance as a kid was always important. He used to make me pick out five outfits for the school week and each was different so I wasn’t just wearing jeans and T-shirts every time.
What about fashion idols?
During my teenage years, Cam’ron and [Lil] Wayne had a lot of influence, and I can’t forget about Pharrell [Williams]. I also look up to Axl Rose, Jimi Hendrix — I’d love to raid Mick Jagger’s closet.
Which designers are you loving?
Rick Owens, Alexander Wang, Acne [Studios] and Ksubi are my favorite — I buy a lot of old Supreme pieces, too.
You recently dyed your hair purple. What color are you going for next?
I’m going to keep it this shade for a while. I have a lot of purple in my life — “Purple Rain” is my favorite song. Plus, it took eight hours to make this happen. I had to bleach it first!
You rap a lot about smoking weed. Does marijuana culture influence your style?
I don’t know if I think about weed culture while I get dressed, but being chill goes into the things I purchase. I like to be comfortable and smoking weed definitely puts you in that mind frame.
Your breakout hit was “Black and Yellow.” Do you own a lot of pieces in those hues?
I do. Jackets, robes, slippers — real cool stuff like that. [People sent me] a lot of black-and-yellow bongs, too!
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