Frank Ocean, fashion's new darling?
Frank Ocean has broken the mould to rise from unknown to fashion's new obsession in a matter of months, recently spotted front row at major Paris Fashion Week shows.
The 25 year-old Channel Orange singer was spotted taking in the shows last week in the French capital alongside both fashion and actual royalty.
The Grammy Award-winning singer followed a similar vein to that of fellow hip hop stars Kanye West and Tinie Tempah. Ocean has come from the relative shadows to sit front row centre at the major Fashion Week shows in Paris, including Givenchy and Christian Dior, while becoming something of a style star in the process.
Attending the recent Grammy Awards ceremony, where Ocean performed and won his first award, Frank was dressed by Hedi Slimane in a navy blue Dior Homme light bomber jacket and matching trousers.
He paired his minimalist suit with a darker polo neck underneath and Common Project low top black sneakers.
Following his success, he then attended the Brit Awards where he was nominated for, and won, the Best International Male category. This time around, Ocean wore a F/W 2012 leather jacket by Undercover, with a Supreme 'Power, Corruption, Lies' floral t-shirt underneath.
This week, the singer took in some of the ready-to-wear shows by Christian Dior, Givenchy, Chanel, Valentino and Maison Martin Margiela. Channelling his own personal style, Ocean kept it laid back and cool in a crisp white shirt and black garbadine trousers, both by Dior, paired with retro royal blue Air Jordans.
At Givenchy, Ocean sat alongside Sky Ferreira, Carine Roitfeld and singer Ciara on the front row, dutifully donning a Givenchy jersey knit but keeping it casually again in sneakers and a black jacket.
At Valentino, Ocean rubbed shoulders with It Girls, designer Nicole Richie and fashion editor Shala Monroque. Again, his laid-back L.A. style shone as he wore a P.A.M. 'psychadelic life' white t-shirt with camo pants and his Jordans.
At Chanel, he rubbed shoulders with French model turned businesswoman Ines de la Fressenge and Saudi Princess Deena al-Juhani Abdulaziz.
He's picking up awards, stellar reviews and fashionable friends in a frenzy, so it's looking likely that the industry is only just dipping their toes into the vastly fashionable ocean, thirsty for more in the future.