One of Grime's 🐐s, Skeppy is best known for his visceral verses and punchy production. However, over the years, he has repeatedly proved himself to be one of the best dressed men in our country, switching between raves and runways with endearing confidence and admirable ease. Below are 7 times, new and old, the legend has killed it in the world of fashion.
DONNING TRADITIONAL NIGERIANWEAR ON MY SPACE
Skepta’s old MySpace is definitely worth checking out. In this photo, he reps traditional Nigerian garments, kufi hat and atiku top, whilst munching on a plate of food. An on-going narrative in the grime pioneer’s verses is his heritage, and how people’s perceptions of him used to change once they knew he was of African, not Jamaican descent. Over recent years, he has flown the flag for Nigerian culture on our shores, earning him a chieftaincy in his Dad’s home state - rejecting an MBE in the process. What a man.
THE CRAIG GREEN MONCLER COLLAB
wow wow wow. In one of the greaz lord’s louder fits, we see him rocking the Moncler x Craig Green puffer jumpsuit with his iconic SkAIR 97s. Although skep is an insanely icy geez, It’s safe to say he’s taking no chances with the cold here. Walking about looking like a stylish Michelin Man, Skeppie’s fit defines looking comfy in your clothes.
BBK FOR PRETTY GREEN
This was a really iconic moment for Skepta, and BBK in general. Founded by Liam Gallagher, Pretty Green embodies Mod and Brit Pop style with its paisley prints and smart polos. The energy grime brings to this millenium is completely comparable to guitar music's impact on the 90s, so it was nice to see each party acknowledging their infleunce on our countrie's music and fashion scene. Skeppy wears the brand’s riley sevenoaks coat, while Jammer keeps it trill in their black multi-stripe polo.
WALKING THE RUNWAY FOR NASIR MAZHAR
Skepta modelled for Mazhar’s 2015 show, although the nature of the fit made him nearly unrecognisable. Panelled up in a technical two piece, donned with a pair of black AF1, the look screams London and accentuates the tracksuit mafia’s ongoing affect on Britain’s runway.
ED HARDY PARTY
“I’ve got some Ed Hardy actually
Dumb Ed Hardy belts actually
Dumb Ed Hardy actually,
My bedroom's like an Ed Hardy factory,
Some dumb Ed Hardy creps,
Walkin’ with a dumb Ed Hardy what?
I’ve got so much Ed Hardy clothes that I could open my own Ed Hardy shop”...
If you haven’t seen Kano, Ghetts and Skepta’s Kiss 100 freestyle, hop over to YouTube and watch it after reading this; the man used to love Ed Hardy. Whatever you think of the brand now, it would be rude to not feature a classic picture of Skep wearing their garms with a mic in his hand. This zip up is pretty fucking hard, and if anyone knows where those glasses are from, holla us.
LOUIS VUITTON FW19
Repping full Louis for Virgil’s FW19 show, Skepta proved in this fit that he can do colour as well as the all black scheme he is most recognised for. Sitting next to Naomi Campbell, who he previously dated, the rapper looks far from out of place in the company of one of Britain’s most established models.
KITTED OUT IN HIS HYBRID 97 X BW COLLECTION
Looking as if he’s ready to star in the next Aquafresh commercial, Skepta’s fit here consists of his full SkAIR 97/BW hybrid collection. Once again the North Londoner takes inspiration from a city for the design. In this particular instance, Paris is referenced in the blue and red swoosh’s. This is a really clean and hard fit, which I’m jealous of not having in my wardrobe.