A$AP Rocky takes his Bottega Veneta Andiamo Bag for a walk in LA 

A$AP Rocky takes his Bottega Veneta Andiamo Bag for a walk in LA 

by Ollie Cox
2 min

Bottega Veneta has taken paparazzi images of A$AP Rocky and turned them into a campaign. Shots capture the rapper during different points of the day, donning pieces from the brand’s Pre-Spring 2024 collection and putting them to the test. 

Paparazzi-style frenzied flash-filled shots nod to the ‘90s paparazzo heyday and contrast Rocky’s cool calmness with the sudden movements of an entourage and crew of photographers. 

The star of the show is Rocky’s large Andiamo bag, showcasing the House’s signature Intrecciato weave in a baby pink “Ribbon” colourway. Throughout the campaign, the brand’s now legendary printed leather denim can be seen in a number of looks, revealing a relaxed straight-leg fit and distinct silhouette. Rocky wears the standout Leather Bicolour Intrecciato Shirt and matching Trousers with the chunky Highway Ankle Boot, which appears in contrast to the brutalist urban backdrop behind him.

1 / 7
2 / 7
3 / 7
4 / 7
5 / 7
6 / 7
7 / 7
previous arrow
next arrow
 

Later nods to the ‘90s are seen in high-flash shots, which show the fashion icon walking down the street in a cream double-breasted suit, worn with sunglasses and a shopper thrown over his shoulder, where a stitched Intrecciato weave strap subtly contrasts with the neutral-coloured tailored jacket. 

Known for his love of cars, it only makes sense to showcase the Matthieu Blazy-helmed label’s latest collection against the backdrop of some automobile excellence. Later shots show the star donning an unreleased Leather And Cotton Trench in a striking orange “Pumpkin/ Paper Bag” colourway while loosely carrying a White Cabat Shopper in “White multicolour,” at odds with the deep blue of a vintage vehicle which consumes the background of the image. The musician is also seen stepping out of a beefy yellow SUV, again clutching his “Ribbon” Andiamo bag, worn with a black leather Haddock Lace-up Shoe on foot. For further contrast, Rocky wears the Argyle Intarsia Wool Jumper in “Cocoa/ Yellow.” 

Despite being a well-documented petrol-head, even Rocky needs to get his steps in, but when he does, he wears Bottega Veneta. The campaign sees him run around the block wearing an unzipped, oversized Printed Leather Jersey Hoodie and matching joggers, which move with each sunkissed stride under the LA sun. 

A$AP Rocky for Bottega Veneta is a match made in heaven, exemplifying the versatility of the House’s designs while offering us a hearty dose of celebrity Paparazzi nostalgia. 

More on Culted 

See: Catching up with Kojey Radical ahead of the BFC Fashion Awards 

See: KENZO x VERDY is a tale of two Japanese artistic friends

in other news

Comment

JOIN THE CULTED COMMUNITY TO GET THE LATEST ON FASHION, ART AND CULTURE