Vince Staples is showing off his fashionista side, as the “Let it Shine” rapper is featured in the latest Converse Essentials Collection Lookbook.
In the series, Staples also rocks crewnecks, hoodies and zip ups. The photos, which were shot in New York City, come courtesy of Hypebeast.
According to the site, Staples’ look was “engineered to look better with age.” The “modern silhouette crafted from 360-gram legacy loopback French terry, the range of elevated wardrobe staples from Converse is a perfect match for Vince’s chill, unassuming style,” it reads.
Staples released his EP, Prima Donna, about a month ago. The project was soon followed by a 10-minute short film where Staples explored the themes of anxiety and celebrity worship — and hate.
In a recent interview with Playboy, the 23-year-old shared his thoughts on life as well.
“I’m someone who has lived that full life, so I know for a fact it is not promised,” he said. “I also treat it like it doesn’t matter, because life is so much bigger than us as people. I’m not the important part. There are so many issues in the world—we don’t just need to pay attention to the children, we don’t just need to pay attention to police brutality—people should focus on whatever they want to fix. They should do their best to put their passion into action, because if it really matters, you won’t let it fail.”
But between his busy week, Staples also went to Twitter to share a few touching words towards Solange Knowles, who released her widely acclaimed album, A Seat At The Table, last week.
“Thank you to Solange Knowles for reconfirming by Blackness. I love my Blackness,” it read.
Check out Staples’ looks above and below.
Thank you to Solange Knowles for reconfirming my Blackness. I love my Blackness.
— Vince Staples (@vincestaples) October 3, 2016