Born With Style-Luka Sabbat
Luka Sabbat was born to a fashion stylist Mom and a Fashion designer as a Dad. Also, being babysat by the models at the catwalk shows his parents were working at, while the family flitted between work gigs in Paris and New York. In other words, he has designer DNA. Since he was first spotted aged 16 leaving an internship he was doing in New York, the artist formerly known as the coolest teenager in the world (he’s lost the title when he turned 20) has worked hard to remain firmly at the forefront of a youth orientated fashion scene.
From the moment he was spotted Sabbat has steadily built his Instagram to over one million followers, worked for Dolce & Gabbana and Hugo Boss, designed the clothing for his own womenswear fashion label, starred in hit TV show Grown-ish and can now count Kanye West and Louis Vuitton’s artistic director, Virgil Abloh as good pals. Far from being an identikit influencer, Sabbat has a unique, idiosyncratic style – playfully messing around with shapes, silhouettes, patterns and textures to create a riotous explosion of style and fashion that more than justifies the massive exposure he receives.
Luka Sabbat Fall Inspired Looks
REBAL HUE is here to share some of our favorite looks by Luka Sabbat. Luka Sabbat now regularly chooses a wider leg on his trousers. He is a massive fan of denim and loves to mess around with the fabric, sporting a mismatch patchwork of different shades and colors. And finally no Luka look would be complete without an eye-catching jacket or a hanging overcoat that billows out behind him as he struts into yet another fashion week after party.
Inspiration: Jean-Michel Basquiat, Jimi Hendrix, Virgil Abloh
Go-To Brands: Raf Simons, Off White, Fear of God
Follow Him: @lukasabbat
As Luka has grown older he has spoken about his move away from the hype-beast brands with which he made his name supporting. But it doesn’t mean you have to throw out your whole branded wardrobe, just make sure the logos are subtle like this track top from cult skate-wear brand Palace. Track tops tap into the leisurewear trend and ultra-thin nylon versions are very versatile, looking great on their own or under an overcoat.
The duster coat is often overlooked in the pantheon of great overcoats, overshadowed by it’s more famous cousin the trench. They’re both lightweight so good for transition seasons, but the duster is less structured and more loose and floaty than the trench coat. It works well as a final flourish over a complete outfit, as shown by Luka here, who wears it on top of a shearling denim jacket. The ban on double denim is an ancient style rule now being regularly ignored, but if you are going to do it look out for two pieces from the same label as the cuts and fits of the denim are designed to complement each other.
Denim has always been a go to for the fall season. Now that the old double denim commandment is forgotten, one rule that is still a good one to keep in mind is to ensure both denims are visibly different. This usually means different shades, but here the patchwork effort works nicely with the distressed rips down below. Break up with a white tee and sneakers and the flash of a hype-beast Off-White industrial belt and hey, you’ve got wearable denim by way of high fashion.
Orange Is The New Black
If you’re heading off to the ball, you may stay away from the orange, lest risk glowing up like a pumpkin once the clock chimes midnight. It’s a difficult color to pull off, we agree, but if you do you’re bound to be the center of attention, just like Luka. To do so pair with a neutral black to balance out the look. We love how Luka continues the bolt of color into his kicks, as well as the fact that the non-traditional color works so well with a menswear classics.
Snowboarder Street Style
Wearing chunky snow gear in the city was once a way to send your style downhill fast. Not any more. Oversized technical jackets are now peak street-wear. As well as the silhouette, what’s impressive about this outfit though is that Luka has kept the color combinations of red, black and white running through each item, from the red trim on his jacket and shirt right down to the toe-cap on his chunky trainers without ever looking too coordinated.