Creativity is not bound to one specialty. This may be why many artists step outside of their music scene and create new things in other industries. For many artists, collaborating with famous footwear brands, such as Nike and Adidas, is a dream. Here are some artists who are major fans of streetwear and have taken their fascination to another level. The following list consist of artists who admire fashion, footwear, and street culture.
- Bruno Mars
Winner of record, album, and song of the year, Bruno Mars turned heads at the 2018 Grammy Awards being just shy of two awards to match Michael Jackson. During his performance with Cardi B, Mars wore the Off White x Nike Presto while some of his backup dancers were spotted wearing the Off White x Nike Air Jordan 1s, as well as the Sean Wotherspoon x Nike Air Max 97/1s.
- DJ Khaled
DJ Khaled has come a long way from being a vine star. His famous “Bless Up!” line paved his way to greatness. Not only does he produce chart topping music, he also produces attention grabbing shoes. Designed by the artist himself, along with his close friends, the Nike Air Jordan 3 Retro retails for over 13,000 US dollars. The design features the DJ’s tagline “WE THE BEST.” The sneakers are a vibrant red and feature an elephant pattern on the toe and heel.
With his Aubrey and the Migos tour underway, Drake revealed a “for stage use” Nike Air Max Plus. The all-black sneaker features a light blue swoosh on the sole. His first tour is expected to begin later this month. We’ll be watching to see if he sports these “stage worthy” kicks.
- The Weeknd
Despite being busy with touring and hitting the studio, The Weeknd always makes time to make sure the XO crew is able to sport new merch. Puma has just released another Puma x XO Collection designed by The Weeknd. This is the second Puma x XO Collection to be launched. The collection is inspired by The Weeknd’s travels around the world and includes sneakers, clothing, and accessories.
- Tyler, The Creator
With his collaboration with Converse, the hip-hop artist has launched GOLF le FLEUR which consists of bold colored sneakers, as well as a bright colored clothing line. The mensline often features a colorful two-tone design. His clothing creativity doesn’t stop there. Tyler also creates special Camp Flog Gnaw merch for his festival. Some of the merch includes socks, hats, and backpacks.