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KENDRICK FASHION STYLE THROWBACK
In contrast to musicians like Tyler, the Creator, or Playboi Carti, Kendrick isn't often given the same attention when it comes to fashion, but over the past ten years, he has pulled off some fantastic suits. In some instances, his endorsement even contributed to the explosion of certain brands that are worn by numerous celebrities today. Although Kendrick tends to dress more modestly than his dripped out peers, he has overdone some of his looks over the years.
We select some of Kendrick Lamar's most stylish looks over the years. To see how K-Dot's appearance has changed over the years.
2016: Enfants Riches Déprimés ‘Frozen Beauties‘ Flannel
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In 2016, Kendrick firmly established himself as one of the greatest singers of all time. He received many honors and prizes after releasing his third studio album, To Pimp a Butterfly, in 2015. With the help of To Pimp a Butterfly, the artist was able to receive four Grammy Awards, including Best Rap Album and Best Rap Song for "Alright," as well as the chart at number one on the Billboard 200 for the first time. Untitled Unmastered, his compilation record featuring unfinished To Pimp a Butterfly demos, also peaked at number one on the Billboard 200 that year. Without a doubt, To Pimp a Butterfly's widespread critical praise helped Kendrick reach the height of his career. He then updated his wardrobe to mark the occasion. He wore an Enfants Riches Déprimés flannel from the Los Angeles-based brand's Spring/Summer 2016 collection with some raw denim jeans and white sneakers to the Austin City Limits music event in 2016. The outfit Kendrick donned was also worn by Kanye West and has since become one of the label's most sought-after items. It sells for up to $1,800 today on the secondary market, and vendors assert that only 50 of these were produced.
2017: Nike Cortez Kenny II
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Another excellent fit that showcases Kendrick's everyday style is shown here. In addition to his Damn merch hoodie, a cap with the lyrics to his Damn song "Fear" embroidered on the front, some vintage military camouflage pants, and an intriguing pair of red Nike Cortez sneakers with a cloth tab reading "Don't Trip" running vertically across the laces, Kendrick is pictured sitting courtside during a Los Angeles Lakers game wearing these outfits. The shoes Kendrick wore during the game were a sneak peek of one of his Nike partnerships that debuted in 2018.Prior to striking a contract with the Swoosh, Kendrick had collaborated with Reebok on several pairs of sneakers between 2016 and 2017. Kendrick reimagined the Nike Cortez, a staple of the West Coast, in conjunction with Nike. In January 2018, he released his very first pair of Nike footwear, the Cortez Kenny I, which featured the word "Damn" printed in the company's signature typeface. Four different Cortez Kenny iterations were created by Kendrick, who also collaborated with Nike to produce a merchandise collection.
2018: Archival Raf Simons Button-Up
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Kendrick once more went all out when he was invited to perform at an awards ceremony. The song "King's Dead" from the Black Panther soundtrack, which Top Dawg Entertainment released that year, was included in the medley that Kendrick performed to begin the 60th Annual Grammy Awards. In addition to taking home five Grammy awards that year, Kendrick also had one of the finest performances. A vintage Craig Green blazer from the British designer's Spring/Summer 2015 line was worn by Kendrick during the performance. David Casavant, an archivist, provided Kendrick with the jacket and other items he donned throughout the performance.
Kendrick also put on one of the evening's best performances. A vintage Craig Green blazer from the British designer's Spring/Summer 2015 line was worn by Kendrick during the performance. David Casavant, an archivist, provided Kendrick with the jacket and other items he donned throughout the performance. However, Kendrick's outfits from Raf Simons' Spring/Summer 2002 collection were the real showpieces."Woe Unto Those Who Spit on the Fear Generation" is the title of the collection.The Wind Will Blow It Back."—has developed into a collection that is representative of Simons' aptitude for creating pieces that are profoundly influenced by defiant youth subcultures.
2021: Airei Outfit
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By appearing as the headlining act at the Day N Vegas music event in Las Vegas in 2021, Kendrick finally put an end to his protracted absence. He did so while sporting a look that was co-signed by a new Los Angeles brand. Drew Curry, who is 29 years old, created the fashion line known as Airei. "In my opinion, Kendrick Lamar is among the best musicians working today. Curry stated to Complex that he has always been like a demigod. It was an entirely bizarre encounter. The outfits Kendrick donned were styled by Kendrick's current stylist Taylor Mcneill and came from the first two collections Airei ever created.Kedrick's Coachella 2022 outfit, which recently went global, was also styled by her. Nearly ten years after Kendrick co-signed Rhude, he has continued to promote other emerging youth clothing brands in Los Angeles.
2022: Louis Vuitton Suit by Virgil Abloh
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Kendrick appeared wearing an AFLOATH suit from Louis Vuitton. The outfit Kendrick was wearing was from Virgil Abloh's Fall/Winter 2022 line, and it was accessorized with Tiffany & Co. jewelry. In addition, Kendrick's attire and performance at the game included references to the late 1980s and early 1990s acts from Janet Jackson's Rhythm Nation 1814. The Los Angeles Rams winning the title in their own city helped make Super Bowl LVI a special occasion for the city. The presence of Kendrick, Dr. Dre, and Snoop Dogg only enhanced the West Coast victory's legendary status.