6 Hip-hop Influencers Wearing the Season’s Hottest Puffers

Photo: Jessie English

Few things in life go together better than hip-hop and puffer coats. Even if you go all the way back to the days of Bad Boy Records founding members P. Diddy and Biggie, or Missy Elliott’s iconic “The Rain (Supa Dupa Fly)” video, or J.Lo’s nostalgic “All I Have” with LL Cool J, the puffer coat has been a staple in the hip-hop community for decades.

And besides the obvious cool factor, puffers offer the most practical means of keeping you warm even in the lowest temps. Scroll down below to get to know six hip-hop artists wearing the season’s best puffers.

Photo: Jessie English

Lil Yachty

Former Yeezy model Lil Yachty gained recognition for his hit single “1 Night” and “Minnesota” from his debut mixtape Lil Boat, in 2016. In July, the 18-year-old Atlanta native released Summer Songs 2 and became known in hip-hop circles as “King of Teens.”

Dior Homme Coat, $4,800 at Dior.

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Yaris Sanchez

Sanchez got her start dabbling in music videos for artists like Rick Ross and French Montana, but the film student found empowerment once she took control of her own imagery. Her debut art exhibition of pinup photos inspired by Bettie Page, called “Never the Girl Next Door,” cemented Sanchez’s status as a modern woman who refuses to be boxed in.

Ganni jacket, $265 at Net-a-Porter; dress, price upon request at Ganni.

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Maluca Mala

Creating what she calls “a Latin-music urban makeover,” the East Village native gives music a new flavor at venues like MoMA’s PS1 and the Governors Ball.

Stella McCartney jacket, price upon request at Stella McCartney; shorts, $660 at Spring; Alix turtleneck, price upon request at Alix.

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Counting Erykah Badu, Nicki Minaj, and Lil’ Kim among her fans, this former F.I.T. fashion major has a new album, Pregnant With Success, that touches heavily on sexuality and femininity but with a playful delivery.

Moncler Friends With You jacket, $1,515 at Friends With You.

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Brittany Sky

Sky has already been touted as one of the most noteworthy female DJs by VH1’s Hip-Hop Honors and is known for her fight against the music industry’s sexism.

Burberry coat, $1,995 at Burberry.

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Lily Lightbourn

Bermudian model Lily Lightbourn was discovered like most on the streets of New York, which has led her to being in shows like Rosie Assoulin and Public School, but her love of spoken word is what’s kept her grounded. She writes about issues in the fashion industry, and finding her identity as a young woman.

Acne Studios Coat, price upon request at Acne Studios; J.W. Anderson turtleneck; price upon request at J.W. Anderson.

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Clockwise, from top left: Lil Yachty in Coach Parka, $1,600 at Coach; Maluca Mala in MSGM Coat, price upon request at Bergdorf Goodman and Alexander Wang Dress, $950 at Shopbop; Lily Lightbourn in Moncler Coat, $1,070 at Monlcer and Ganni Dress, $164 at Ganni, and Ganni Pants, $164 at Ganni; Yaris Sanchez in Tory Burch Coat, $795 at Tory Burch and UNIF top, $68 at UNIF; Junglepussy in Moncler FriendsWithYou Jacket, $1,515 at Moncler; Brittany Sky in Chanel coat; price upon request at Chanel, Fallon Choker, $380 at Fallon.

Makeup by Samantha Lau, Hair by Stacey Ciceron, Photos by Jessie English, Styling by Lindsay Peoples.

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Hip-hop Influencers Wearing the Season’s Hottest Puffers