Exploring the noteworthy collaborations of the rapper, singer, songwriter, record producer, and menswear creative director.
Pharrell Williams, or simply Pharrell, is an award-winning musician, sneaker designer, owner of streetwear brands Billionaire Boys Club and Ice Cream footwear. His fashion ventures continue as the creative director of menswear at Louis Vuitton.
Williams has launched a number of major fashion collaborations over the years with household luxury labels such as Chanel and Louis Vuitton.
We spotlight Williams’ most notable luxury collaborations to date.
The well-known multi-hyphenate might be the face of Louis Vuitton, but his relationship with Chanel will always be memorable.
From strutting the runway to designing a capsule collection, Williams got close to Chanel from all angles. Not often tapping male ambassadors, the maison’s choice to make Williams an ambassador stands as a representation of the brand’s push towards progressive ideals.
Before collaborating with top industry figures like Richard Quinn and Matthew Williams, Moncler tapped Williams for exclusive eyewear styles. In addition to that, Williams also became the face of the brand for Fall/Winter in 2013.
French luxury house Moynat collaborated with Williams in 2014 for a whimsical capsule collection inspired by trains. These colorful leather pouches are made by hand using resin, and they even came with an attachable rear train bag.
Williams’ journey through the high fashion world with Louis Vuitton began during its Marc Jacobs-era. His eye for design was brought to Louis Vuitton’s two notable accessories collections in the early 2000s and was often spotted in the front row at the French maison’s fashion shows.
Williams will showcase his first collection for the French luxury house in June during Men’s Fashion Week in Paris.
The show will mark five years after Virgil Abloh’s celebrated debut collection for the brand, where the audience included: Kanye West, Kim Kardashian, Rihanna, ASAP Rocky, Takashi Murakami, Travis Scott, and more.
Banner photo via Twitter @Pharrell.