Kid Cudi has finally debuted his first official MOTR collection during Paris Fashion Week - and well, it was worth the wait. The artist had dreams of beginning his own fashion line years ago but neglected the project after becoming "discouraged" by the process. Fast forward to 2023, and Mr. Rager is giving fashionistas everywhere a run for their money with his first collection.
The singer has dipped his toes into the fashion world, and he is not going anywhere! The multi-hyphenate might have just debuted his collection, but he teased the event back in December on Twitter, explaining his unisex collection is "pushing boundaries of fashion." Cudi shared with Vogue that Members of the Rage, or MOTR brand, wouldn't have been possible without his good friend and inspiration, Virgil Abloh. "There is no way I could have designed this collection without thinking about him every single f****** day," he said. "He was the ideal designer, he was the template," Cudi said about Abloh. So, when putting together his collection, Abloh was definitely on his mind.
Cudi's MOTR show was held in a showroom, where insiders got an exclusive look at the designer's fall/winter 2023 pieces. According to Vogue, the inaugural collection carried various pieces from puffer vests to tutu skirts, moto jackets, Kurt Cobain-inspired knitwear, and even shaggy coats influenced by the designer's dog. The Pursuit of Happiness singer told Vogue, "I want people to feel like they're walking on stage when they're wearing this brand." He continued. "I want them to feel the feeling I get when I perform at Coachella. I want them to feel like superstars." The collection has a few rockstar accessories as well, including faux fur caps with animal ears and a bag in the shape of a boom box.
When creating his collection, Cudi told Vogue, "I am kind of just putting my hands in the paint and just making stuff, just making what I think is cool and trying to just follow that vision. 'Is this something I would wear, that my friends would wear?'" That's a pretty solid model, Mr. Rager!