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Style Wars: DIY Makonnen Vs. OVO Makonnen

A brief look at his two-sided steeze.

Makonenn style
Photographer Alex Welsh
January 14, 2015

In addition to a rotating cast of Twitter handles—of which our personal fave was "Good Day Makonnen"— iLoveMakonnen is also a master of multiple sartorial styles. Since becoming label mates with Drake at October's Very Own, Makonnen's personal style has splintered off into two distinct looks: OVO Makonnen and DIY Makonnen, to match his equally distinct musical styles.

OVO Makonnen

OVO Makonenn is a fan of flashy parkas, graphic hoodies and, of course, the in-house brand.

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DIY Makonnen

When performing with his DIY outfit, Phantom Posse, Makonnen tends to rock more pensive looks, like the 1980s-leaning single-breasted jacket that he wore at a secret late-night show with Phantom Posse last year.

Got the club going up... on a Thursday #iLoveMakonnen #DonRubix #NYFW #Legendary
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DIY @ilovemakonnen at silent barn!
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Thankfully, as evidenced by Phantom Posse's newest full-length album, Home, Makonnen is keeping those underground aspirations alive and well. Fingers crossed that he makes a cameo—in an equally chic get-up—at the Posse's Silent Barn show next Monday.

Style Wars: DIY Makonnen Vs. OVO Makonnen