In a new feature for Mr Porter, Jaden Smith takes center stage as a modern renaissance man of the twenty-first century. Smith celebrates the latest drop of his fashion brand, MSFTSrep, by connecting with Mr Porter. Thomas Giddings photographs Smith for the occasion while Jason Rider looks after styling. Rider styles Smith in must-have items from MSFTSrep, which he pairs with other Mr Porter offerings such as Visvim and Beams Plus to create a cohesive look.
Jaden Smith for Mr Porter
Mr Porter sits down with Jaden Smith to talk about MSFTSrep’s new collection, “Trippy Summer.” Smith’s fascination with psychedelic mushrooms serves as the inspiration for the season. “I believe that mushrooms are going to help us expand consciousness,” Smith says. “The collection is not just clothes to sell. It’s loaded with spiritual experiences and mystical states. We’re just making clothes that can go along with people’s journeys.”
Smith shares his thoughts on the sensation of being high on mushrooms, saying, “We’re taking advantage of the certain visual cues that happen when you’re on mushrooms.” The 23-year-old goes on to say, “Things slightly move. If you give something the feeling of motion, when you’re on mushrooms and you look at it, your brain will finish the work and put it in motion so that you’re like, ‘Holy f**k! His pants are moving.'”
Regarding multitasking in today’s society, Smith admits that “It’s all about multitasking. That’s what the internet has done to us. That’s what all of this has done to us.” To put it another way, Smith explains, “If I can watch a movie and go on Instagram at the same time, then I can definitely make an album and a collection at the same time.”