To conclude NYFW, Vic Mensa presented his 93 Punx collection this past weekend at The Delancy on the Lower East Side. The popular New York City night club is home to many buzzing events in the city.
The Chicago rapper presented over 20 unisex looks that featured vintage and recycled clothing. The pieces were accessorized with spikes, rips, and atypical splatters of paint that created a gritty yet, distinct collection. Vic and his partner, Conrad Muscarella started making one-of-one pieces for his performances but, the duo decided to turn Vic’s daring aesthetic into a re-occurring project. “We started with leather jackets and denim that Conrad was making for me,” the rapper told ESSENCE. “I think some of the first things he made for me were for Made in America, Coachella, and Lollapalooza. And, as time progressed, we decided we should make this its own entity. We take mainly vintage pieces that have a life before us and a soul and give them a set of new experiences.”
To make the experience more fun, models were spread around the nightclub raging to Vic’s new album titled, “93 Punx.” Guests including Kerby Jean Raymond, Jason Thome, and Sam Swan were taken through a creative journey featuring tattooing from artist Catelina, selected pieces available for purchase at the pop-up, and closing with a performance by Vic Mensa.
“Because none of it really exists without them.” – Vic Mensa
“I always try to make things inclusive because anybody that supports me means the world to me because, the possibility doesn’t exist without those people. So just because it’s a different lane doesn’t mean that I don’t want to still give an opportunity to those that have supported me in music or in general to take part. Because none of it really exists without them,” Vic concluded.