Pusha T Walks in BET's Sneakerhead Fashion Show at Milk
The Milk Gallery last night was sneakerhead heaven, a hip-hop utopia. We joined BET for an evening filled with fiery looks and rap legends, surrounded by a dope crowd. Presented by Diggy of the Rev Run clan and Tracy G, the How To Rock: Kicks event was livestreamed by BET and Grungy Gentleman, so that the Internet could look on as the runway lit up. Five signature capsule collections were shown, all rooted in hip-hop realness. Styled from head to toe, the fifty models walked in a collection of clothes and shoes curated by Fabolous, Pusha T, Casey Veggies, Vashtie and Syd the Kyd. The show lived up to the hype, and created a monument to sneaker culture’s hip-hop roots.
Lit looks weaved in seamlessly amidst the chaos of pre-show prep, with the models doing their final fittings and makeup. Everyone was there to bring out the sickest looks and talk about the roots of fashion. As the crowd began moving from backstage to the main gallery, they worked their best end-of-summer looks, enjoying the relaxed atmosphere you can only find at a pre-Fashion Week runway show.
In one of the cutest moments of the night, Fabolous brought out his son Prince Joso for a walk around the runway in ’90s throwback Tommy Hilfiger. Each collection brought out the past, present, and future of sneaker style. Vashtie’s showcase of her Puma collection featured some much-needed girl power, with an all-girl gang decked out in hot sneakers and dark lipstick. They looked ready to kick ass and strut. Every collection was strong in its own way, but it was Pusha T who stole the show. He showcased an unforgettable collection led by Instagram star Luka Sabbat. Decked out in dope minimalist silhouettes, the models owned the stage. They exhibited a tightly curated collection of streetwear, mixing current and classic looks. As the lights came up and the fashion moved from the runway to the streets, the crowds proved that intertwining sneaker culture, hip-hop, and fashion is the hottest look of all.
Photos by Andrew Boyle