No One Had More Fun in Milan Than Christian Combs

Janelle Okwodu

No One Had More Fun in Milan Than Christian Combs

“Working with Dolce & Gabbana has been a great experience! We shot the SS18 ad in Venice, which was pretty cool because I love traveling.”
“Working with Dolce & Gabbana has been a great experience! We shot the SS18 ad in Venice, which was pretty cool because I love traveling.”
Photo: Courtesy Christian Combs
Final touches backstage.
Final touches backstage.
Photo: Courtesy Christian Combs
“I really liked the outfits that I wore this year. The first look reminded me of Michael Jackson, who is one of my favorite icons.”
“I really liked the outfits that I wore this year. The first look reminded me of Michael Jackson, who is one of my favorite icons.”
Photo: Courtesy Christian Combs
“When I’m in Milan I like to go sightseeing, the Duomo is one of my favorite places.”
“When I’m in Milan I like to go sightseeing, the Duomo is one of my favorite places.”
Photo: Courtesy Christian Combs
“The concept of royalty, angels, and being kings made us all feel empowered and that we are royalty in our own way.”
“The concept of royalty, angels, and being kings made us all feel empowered and that we are royalty in our own way.”
Photo: Courtesy Christian Combs
“They showed a lot of love to Bad Boy that night by playing ‘Mo Money Mo Problems’ and a few other records.”
“They showed a lot of love to Bad Boy that night by playing ‘Mo Money Mo Problems’ and a few other records.”
Photo: Courtesy Christian Combs
“Photo shoot backstage!”
“Photo shoot backstage!”
Photo: Courtesy Christian Combs
“Getting ready for the second D&G show, which was a surprise.”
“Getting ready for the second D&G show, which was a surprise.”
Photo: Courtesy Christian Combs

No one had more fun in Milan this season than Christian Combs. The stylish son of Diddy spent men’s Fashion Week in the city opening both Dolce & Gabbana’s influencer-filled show and the brand’s secret martini bar presentation later that same day. Sporting a brocade jacket fit for a prince during his first go-round and a literal crown at the next, Combs wasn’t afraid to flaunt his status as hip-hop royalty. Though he takes after his famous father when it comes to sartorial derring-do, Combs sees his foray into fashion as an adventure that’s all his own. He’s quickly made a name for himself as a model, something he never intended to do. “I was shocked when I was originally cast last June, but I’m so honored,” said Combs, who is currently also fronting the brand’s ad campaign, via email from Milan. “Working with Dolce has been one of the best experiences of my life.”

Modeling may have come as a surprise, but Combs has always been invested in personal style. He frequently shares outfit updates on Instagram with his million followers while offering glimpses of his glam day-to-day life. “Growing up, I paid close attention to my outfit details and personal grooming,” he said. Describing his look as “icy, fresh, and swaggy,” Combs has fun pulling off pieces that speak to his spirit of adventure and love of travel. “I’m definitely not afraid of wearing color and I love blending street style influences from the East and West Coasts as it represents who I am.”

The intersection between music and fashion is an important source of inspiration for the budding rapper. “Opening both shows was pretty dope but my favorite moment had to be walking out for the second show to my song ‘Type Different,’ ” said Combs. “I think music and fashion goes hand in hand, so I want to continue finding creative ways to incorporate my songs with fashion projects.” Given his career trajectory, Combs could easily translate his love of fashion into music merch, but coming from the family that brought us Sean John, he may have something grander in mind. “I would also like to explore designing; maybe starting with a capsule collection then venture into something bigger.” Watch this space!

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