While we eagerly await Cozy Tapes Vol. 2, A$AP Mob has just unleashed the official music video for “RAF.” The thematic anthem in turn pits frontman A$AP Rocky alongside Playboi Carti and Quavo, in addition to Lil Uzi Vert and Frank Ocean, although Uzi and Frank are not highlighted in the aesthetic.
As could be expected, we in turn find Rocky, Carti and Quavo donning a slew of Raf Simons (key pieces via Grailed) throughout the grainy clip, which you can take in now above.
Of course, A$AP Rocky is no stranger to dropping knowledge about Raf Simons, and the video is is full of iconic pieces and sly references to the designer’s influential collections.
The opening shot from the video harkens back to Raf Simons’ Spring/Summer 2002 collection, “Woe Unto Those Who Spit Unto the Fear Generation; The Wind Will Blow It Back.”
The collection featured masked models in oversized bomber jackets and atypically-placed patches with references to bands like the Manic Street Preachers. Several other pieces from the collection feature in the video, like the Kollaps hoodie and various sleeveless items.
But overall, the video really pays homage to Raf Simons’ first-ever collection from Fall/Winter ’95-’96, originally shot in Milan’s Daniele Ghiselli showroom.
Styles featured in the clip range from the Peter Saville art-adorned fishtail parkas from Fall/Winter 2003’s “Closed” collection, the “poltergeist” parka from Fall/Winter 2005-2006’s “History of My World,” a few pieces from Simons’ Fall/Winter 2016 collaboration with Sterling Ruby (like a geometric cut-out trench and pink parka), and other recent pieces like an ombre-dyed sweater from Spring/Summer 2016 and beyond.
Be sure to be on the lookout for new material from A$AP Mob’s upcoming Cozy Tapes Vol. 2.
— LORD FLACKO JODYE II (@asvpxrocky) January 27, 2017
Now watch the ridiculously NSFW video for Nav and Metro Boomin’s “Perfect Timing.”