Rapper Pusha T For Footwear News: Styles In Designer Brands, Talks Sneakers & VA Influencing His Style
On Pusha T: ADIDAS EQT x KING PUSH sneakers. Saint Laurent jacket, top and jeans. Artist’s own jewelry. On Daniela: ADIDAS EQT x KING PUSH sneakers. Emilio Pucci dress, Wolford tights, Gaspar gloves, Oscar de la Renta earrings.
The images were lensed by photographer Felix Wong at the Village Green West courtesy of Alfa Development‘s hotel HGU New York. Styling was courtesy of Marcus Paul.
Pusha styles in his adidas Originals x King Push EQT Running Guidance ’93 sneakers, Saint Laurent jacket, top and jeans, Greg Lauren coat, top and pants, Haider Ackermann shirt, Rochambeau tee-shirt, Acne Studios jeans, John Elliott tee-shirt, J.W. Anderson sweater, and more.
Osorio wears an Emilio Pucci dress, Wolford tights, Gaspar gloves, Paul Andrew lace pumps, Osklen dress, Manolo Blahnik lace-up pointy flats, Rosetta Getty dress, Chole Gosselin mesh lace-up booties, Tamara Mellow dress, and more.
The G.O.O.D. Music/Def Jam rapper will drop his next album, Darkest Before Dawn: The Prelude on December 18. Pusha just dropped the release of his latest collaboration with adidas Originals, King Push EQT Running Guidance ’93.
Below are some excerpts from Pusha T’s interview:
What makes the Adidas EQT a great canvas for your collaborations?
“The paneling of the EQT has a lot of different spaces to get all the details in. And it’s a running shoe, which are always fresh and streamlined.”
What did you learn from the first shoe you designed with Adidas Originals that you applied to the King Push collaboration?
“I found out that the sky is the limit — I didn’t know I was going to be able to do all those things. Adidas let the whole vision come to life and helped this become synonymous with my brand.”
What were some of the outside influences that came into your design process for this shoe?
“Street culture, that’s what this was about, the underground. We had a whole black-market theme. That’s why we did the release event in Chinatown; it had a lot to do with the packaging and the aesthetic of feeling like you were doing something a bit underhanded.”