Take a Tour of Steve Aoki's Insane Closet: Exclusive

Steve Aoki, 2017
Jake Rosenberg

Steve Aoki

We’ve seen Steve Aoki, the globetrotting, Grammy-nominated DJ hype up crowds with his cake-throwing, champagne-spraying ways. We’ve seen him drop tracks done in collaboration with some of the buzziest names in rap. What we haven’t seen is his closet—until now. He opened up his closet in his Las Vegas home to Coveteur, and spoiler alert, it’s insane.

But of course, that was to be expected—the guy loves fashion. In January, he made his New York Fashion Week menswear debut with his streetwear label Dim Mak Collection (after his record label and production company) that he launched in 2014. And in this year alone, he’s collaborated with Converse on embroidered hoodies, distressed denim, and bombers; he’s teamed up with skateboarding brand Diamond Supply Co.; and he was most recently named co-owner, brand collaborator, and ambassador of Vision Street Wear. That’s just 2017. He’s worked with Adidas since 2004 (he credits Adidas for his love of shoes), he’s designed shoes with Supra, and he’s partnered with A Bathing Ape. In short, Aoki’s closet is the stuff of streetwear/sneakerhead dreams.

“The brands that I always look forward to checking out are, I'd say mainly based in Japan: Miharayasuhiro, Diet Butcher Slim Skin, A Bathing Ape,” Aoki tells Coveteur. Other fashion brands and designers he love include Kith, Juun.J, Vetements, and Jeremy Scott. “I've been really old friends with Jeremy Scott through my sister Devon who's been really close friends with him since she was really young—when she was 13, she did her first runway with Jeremy,” he reveals. “I remember meeting Jeremy when my sister was a teenager and seeing what he was doing with fashion. I always thought he was one step ahead of the curve.”

And if he could only save five things from his closet?

“This Miharayasuhiro jacket from 7 years ago, because there's nothing like it I've ever seen in my life. I’d take this KTZ jacket that's pretty loud. I have this pretty sweet Supreme X UNDERCOVER sweatshirt/sweatpant collab,” he lists. “I have these overalls by Akaiito that I patched the fuck out of—I put a bunch of my own patches on there. And I have these Jeremy Scott Adidas motorcycle pants I wore at an Ultra festival once. They bring back memories from playing that festival.”

Head to coveteur.com for Aoki’s entire closet and home tour.


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