Archival Fashion Is A Recurring Theme In Travis Scott’s Dictionary
He’s collaborated with Mcdonalds, Sony and ‘Reeses Puffs’, but above all, one thing is very vivid; to say that Travis Scott is booming is an understatement. Well, enough drooling about his recent ‘achievements’, let’s talk fashion.
Let me enlighten you with some interesting information about how Travis Scott always remains to be on top of the game in terms of his outfits (the observant viewer is probably already aware of this), and this is working out pretty well for him. You may ask yourself; ‘but where does Travis Scott shop for these sick pieces’? It is known that he shops at Silver League for his archival clothing, but usually these pieces are being loaned from the ‘David Casavant Archive‘. This is an archive by David Casavant, he has acquired an incredible collection including the most insane archive pieces you could think of. Anyway, a lot of celebrities knock on the door of the Casavant Archive to loan a grail piece, because it’s all about the flex, right?
So, it’s time to open up the old shoe box stuffed away in the storage room for some good ol’ pictures, to get more in touch with the archival infatuated outfits that he’s pulled off (recently).
THE ‘WITH ARCHIVAL INFATUATED OUTFITS’
Flexing on stage is a must for the majority of music artists- obviously. For Scott, in this case, he did somewhat like a low-key flex. As the people who aren’t that into fashion don’t have a single clue that these pants are worth over 2000 bucks.
But yes, they are worth this much. These are the ‘Raf Simons Bondage pants’ from the Spring/Summer 2003 ‘Consumed’ collection.
Right here, Scott is seen sporting a ‘Helmut Lang M69 Flak Jacket’. This jacket was based on the design of the M69 Flak Jackets that were issued for the Vietnam war.
The original Flak Jackets were designed to provide protection for the wearer against ‘case fragments’- High explosive weaponry such as grenades and heavy anti-aircraft artillery. However, they were not designed to be protected against bullets fired from small arms.
Initially, the by Helmut Lang released Flak Jacket was included in the Autumn/Winter collection of 1999. I’ve spoken on this jacket in another blogpost, therefore if you’re interested, check this post.
Well, it’s pretty obvious that Scott loves to wear different shades of brown colored clothing.
This outfit as a whole includes some great individual pieces as well. Firstly, the slippers are Visvim Christo’s, secondly the sweatpants are from Rick Owens and lastly, the varsity jacket is from Raf Simons. This last mentioned garment is indeed the Archive piece in this outfit.
Varsity’s are a staple piece, and Raf Simons was aware of that fact, thus he decided to hop on the bandwagon. The exact jacket Travis Scott is wearing in this picture is a Raf Simons Varsity jacket from the Autumn/Winter 2002 ‘Virginia Creeper’ collection.
When you check out his music video- of ‘Antidote’ and ‘Beibs in the trap’, you may come to realize that he also loves to wear these pieces- not only in real life, but also his music video’s.
For the video of Antidote, Scott wore an arsenal of insane Raf Simons Archive pieces. Including the infamous Raf Simons Riot bomber, from Raf’s Autumn/Winter 2001 ‘Riot! Riot! Riot! collection and the Raf Simons ‘New Order’ Parka from his Autumn/Winter 2003 collection called ‘Closer’.
In conclusion, Scott loves to flaunt amazing archive pieces and we love it. Recognizing the amazing work from the earlier years is the best way to commemorate what efforts have been made in the past.
By Kevin Vergeer