Hip-hop has existed long enough that we are now seeing the children of legends become adults, beginning to make their own way in the game.With Milan Fashion Week underway, and essentially known for gravitating A-list celebrities from around the world to explore upcoming collections from elite designers, the event has also turned into a family affair, as Christian “King” Combs, the son of Diddy, is following in his father’s footsteps as a hip-hop artist, and also as an upcoming influencer in fashion.
Recently named as the face of Dolce & Gabbana’s spring/summer 2018 campaign, the 19-year-old also graced the Italian designer’s menswear runway shows last year and notably the highlight for its FW18 presentation in Milan this year, as he was decked out in matching attire that is fit for royalty, and not surprisingly his nickname, “King.”
The show’s theme was “King’s Angels” and showcased the millennial sons of well-known celebrities, social media stars and music artists. King joined the likes of Kevin Chaplin, the grandson of silent film pioneer Charlie Chaplin, Pierce Brosnan’s son Paris and more.
Of course, the elder Combs was in attendance showing his support. In an Instagram post, Diddy posted a video of his son modeling in the show. “I’m so proud of my son!! @kingcombs @dolcegabbana #blackexcellence,” he wrote.
While King Combs does have a campaign with Dolce & Gabanna, he also makes music. He dropped the Smooky Margielaa-assisted “Feeling Savage” recently. The collaboration between the two NYC youths is produced by Legal Money, and finds King showing flashes of his father with lines like, “I rock that Goyard on my waves got me feeling paid/I’m moving in the black Wraith, you ain’t in my lane.”
Another song, “Type Different,”features Bay Swag and Lajan Slim. On the song, King makes it clear that he has something new to offer, and will always stay true to his vision.
While Christian took the spotlight, other celebrities’ children also strutted the runway for Dolce & Gabbana’s FW18 menswear presentation, including actor David Oyelowo’s son Asher, James Mardsen’s son Jack, and Pierce Brosnan’s son Paris.
Check out D&G’s official photo of King and Diddy’s video below.