A$AP Ferg has linked up with sustainable, socially-conscious label Uniform to create a limited-edition line of clothing that will provide school uniforms for children in Africa.
Available online at Bloomingdales, the collection reflects many of Ferg’s staple cozy boy pieces, including hoodies, bomber jackets, sweatpants, button downs, and a bucket hat — 10 pieces total with each costing under $200.
According to Vogue, Ferg had the opportunity to travel to Liberia with Chid Liberty, the founder of Uniform, and meet the women who work in Uniform’s factory. He also got the opportunity to spend time with the children who would receive the uniforms provided by his line. “These uniforms are really how you decipher the kids in Africa,” he tells Vogue, adding that, “providing them with free uniforms not only enables these kids to get an education, but I think it makes them happy and empowered — I’m a strong believer in dressing the way you want to be.”
Ferg told Vogue he drew from his own experience to create the Traplord x Uniform collaboration. “The aesthetic of Traplord was built on the fact that I didn’t have anything,” Ferg says. “I want these kids to know that they are lords and that they can become the highest of the high,” he said.
With new music out in May and an official creative director title at @shopuniform, @asapferg is making 2017 a year of breaking ground and, perhaps more important, giving back. His latest collaboration, @officialtraplord x @shopuniform, includes 10 pieces, all of which retail for under $200 and benefit children in need. "The aesthetic of Traplord was built on the fact that I didn’t have anything," Ferg notes. "I want these kids to know that they are lords and that they can become the highest of the high." Tap the link in our bio for the full story and your exclusive first look at the limited-edition streetwear capsule. Photographed by @arnold_daniel.
The limited-edition streetwear capsule will be expanded to a full men’s and women’s collection to drop later this summer on both Traplord’s and Uniform’s sites. The collection will remain under $200 and continue to benefit children in need.