Off the Runway with Diggy Simmons

Images: Travis Matthews.

Diggy Simmons, rapper, actor (catch him on grown-ish) and offspring of Rev Simmons of Run DMC, is on the come-up. After the release of his dreamy new single ‘It is What it is’, the 23-year old has his sight set on the fashion world, recently walking in the Converse show earlier this month. While Simmons has always had an interest in clothes (“I’ve been into clothing since I could remember,” he tells me via email), working with such an iconic American brand seemed a perfect fit. “The Chuck Taylor is possibly the most most popular sneaker silhouette of all times. So many designers have tried to emulate but people will always go back to the source.” He’s right — designers like Dior and Comme des Garçons among many others have routinely created their own versions of the sneaker. He really wants to walk and get involved with Dries Van Noten, though. And in terms of personal style, he cites Pharrell  and Stefano Pilati as his biggest influences.

Watch the video for his single below and stay tuned for the release of his upcoming album.