Lords never worry.
MADE is taking music + fashion to the next level with this year’s MADE LA. We sat down for a Q&A with A$AP Ferg – who clearly knows his music AND his fashion -to talk about his clothing brand TRAPLORD, that will be selling at Shop Small at MADE LA presented by American Express, fashion inspiration, and how he’d like to dress Barack Obama. Read below and peep the video to get a taste of what TRAPLORD is all about.
Describe your MADE LA popup in one sentence.
How did you get into the industry?
Me and Rocky got noticed when we put out the video “Get High”. It went viral and a lot of the huge blogs picked it up. For fashion, I’ve always showcased my designs through early collabs done with Bathing Ape, Young & Reckless, and now with my Adidas deal. We have another shoe and capsule dropping soon.
Who is your work aimed at in particular?
Anyone who loves the lifestyle and wants to be part of it. I make clothes for them.
Who are you influenced by both locally and internationally?
My local influences come from the young fashion kids making noise on the web. Internationally, I would have to say Ralph Lauren. He took his vision worldwide.
Can you describe your brand in three words?
Traplord is innovation, lifestyle, and art.
If you weren’t a creative what would you be doing?
I would be a psychologist.
Do you have any rules you live by?
Never quit !
If you could dress anyone who would it be?
I would dress Barack Obama.
Who or what do you think is particularly underrated right now?
Who or what are you fascinated with right now?
I am fascinated with the start of Hip Hop and how it sparked.
What were you like in high school?
I was the popular guy that knew everyone, dressed different, and started trends.
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What’s the next big thing coming up for you?
My new project “Still Striving”, new music, videos, and new Traplord collaborations.
What advice would you give to young designers?
I would tell them to keep going and always believe in themselves. Never quit, always strive.
Where do you look for inspiration?
I’m inspired by all genres of music. Starting with the 50s to early 2000s both musically and fashion.
Favorite designer/brand besides yourself?
Ralph Lauren and Adidas. Adidas opened up a lot of doors for artists to extend their brand in music and fashion and they embraced the Hip Hop world.
Predict summer’s next big trend?
The next big trend will be giving back and helping people.