lack's Style in "PRBLMS"
It’s been three years now since 6LACK (pronounced “black”, which seems to confuse many) came out with Prblms, the single that vaulted him into mainstream fame and recognition.
The video for this song without a doubt played a big part in the track’s success, as it perfectly embraced the rapper’s sexy-yet-minimalistic aesthetic (and it featured an actual bear!). In the clip the rapper can be seen dealing with women in various situations, with plenty of black-and-white and analog distortion filters, fitting with the song’s nostalgic mood and its heartbreaking lyrics.
When shooting a video in black and white the choice of outfit is possibly more important than ever, as an extremely colourful outfit would be basically wasted. 6LACK realizes this, and his fashion choices in the context of this clip are nothing short of impeccable, so let’s take a better look!
Outfits from the Music Video
White T-Shirt & Distressed Denim Jacket
White Long Sleeve Shirt & White Jeans
Biker Jacket & "F.A.M.E." T-Shirt
Moschino Belt & Old Skool Vans
"LVRN" Hoodie & Ankle Boots
As mentioned above, 6LACK definitely took his time to carefully design his outfits to work within the aesthetic of the video. The clothes in this one are much more than just apparel, they work with the rest of the imagery to create a piece of art.
In particular it stands out how the rapper creates contrast between the different backdrops and himself by inverting the colors of his clothes.
This makes him stand out more, and at the same time by following the colors you can gain some insight into the narrative he’s trying to create. Try to give the video a rewatch keeping in mind white usually represents purity, while the opposite goes for black.
Even if you’re not going to star in a black-and-white video anytime soon, 6LACK’s style is definitely one to try and imitate for those of you who enjoy more minimalistic looks, with his combinations being simple yet mesmerizing.