His hip hop group Odd Future might have called it quits, but that doesn’t mean Tyler, the Creator isn’t keeping busy. The 24-year-old MC/designer is putting in work on his retro-inspired clothing line, Golf Wang, and stars in the collection’s recently unveiled Fall/Winter 2015 look-book.
A peek at the spread confirms the bold hues, vivid prints and exaggerated silhouettes the L.A. rapper is known for. A standout is a Big Bird-yellow faux fur coat emblazoned with a neon blue smiley face across the back. Then there's a cream-and-baby blue velour tracksuit with logos that appear to be an irreverent nod to Gucci’s iconic double-Gs. For the ladies, there’s a cute rainbow polka dot envelope clutch that’s a little unexpected, but definitely something worthy of your next Instagram post.
Remember: this is a guy who told Billboard in 2014 that golf is his “least favorite sport” despite being really into the "golf world" as a whole, so we have to believe there's a method to his madness. Nonetheless, Golf Wang has consistently sold out online over the past few years. That’s a huge badge of validation, especially because Tyler (née Tyler Gregory Okonma) designs every piece himself.
“I draw out everything before I make it,” he tells Vogue.com of the new collection. “From videos to clothes to certain shots for my pictures, I usually draw everything out. I’m actually a designer. It’s not a team of people. For the look-book, I picked the background, I picked the outfit, I tell them how to pose, I set everything up, I do the finishing edits on all the photos. I’m more hands-on than people think. I pick which pieces come out at the first drop. This is my clothing line.”
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(Photo: Golf Wang via Instagram)