A year ago, Swizz Beatz revealed that he collaborated with designer Christian Louboutin on a signature sneaker. In Swizz’s new Haute Living feature, Mr. Red Bottoms himself speaks on what it’s like working with Tha Monsta.
“Swizz is a great soul,” Louboutin said. “The wonderful thing to collaborate with someone like him is that you have no sense of boredom, no sense of exhaustion. It’s all great energy mixed with fun ideas. To translate words, situations and images into music is a fantastic gift. It’s great to share common sense about beauty and aesthetics in general with your friends. With Beatz it’s always showtime, being around him would put anyone in the best mood.”
“The fashion style of Swizz is a colored mix of various influences,” Louboutin said. “[It’s the meeting of] the street style of the hip hop culture, but also the way he wraps himself in his scarves reminds me of these élégant bédouins from the Sahara Desert. He also reminds me sometimes, in his well-tailored suits fitting his deep voice, of Nat King Cole.”