J Balvin Poses for SSENSE, Talks Music & Mental Health

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Published June 28, 2022

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All smiles, J Balvin shows off his Grillz as he wears a CMMN SWDN balaclava. Photo Credit: Victor Llorente / SSENSE

J Balvin garners fresh attention thanks to a profile for luxury retailer SSENSE. For the occasion, the Colombian music artist connects with photographer Victor Llorente. The charismatic allure of J Balvin, 37, is captured in Llorente’s photographs when he flashes his Grillz or models SSENSE’s must-have fashions. 

J Balvin for SSENSE

Sita Abellán styles J Balvin in various looks that feature clothing by Marc Jacobs, Bottega Veneta, Hood By Air, and other brands. J Balvin engages Matthew Ismael Ruiz in discussion for SSENSE. The singer talks about his brand, music, and plans for the future.

Related: J BALVIN SPREADS PEACE & LOVE WITH GUESS ORIGINALS AMOR COLLECTION

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Stealing a serene moment, J Balvin sports a red and black Jean Paul Gaultier sweater. Photo Credit: Victor Llorente / SSENSE

J Balvin, often known as the “Prince of Reggaeton,” has nothing but affection for his genre and the upcoming generation of musicians.

“I love what I do. You have to know who’s gonna be the next one,” J Balvin explains. “I’ve been really blessed to see the future with a lot of artists.”

J Balvin is now interested in several musicians, including Ryan Castro, Blessd, Maria Becerra, Trueno, and L-Gante.

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Staring at his reflection, J Balvin wears J Balvin wears an Homme Plissé Issey Miyake turtleneck and 1017 ALYX 9SM jacket. Photo Credit: Victor Llorente / SSENSE

J Balvin, a voice supporting mental health awareness, has been open about his issues. The Colombian singer argues, “It’s OK to not be OK.”

There are numerous stigmas and misconceptions. J Balvin believes it should be discussed because it is a part of life.

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A cool vision in black, J Balvin wears a LU’U DAN coat and trousers with Rick Owens boots. Photo Credit: Victor Llorente / SSENSE

“People are like, ‘I don’t wanna talk about this’—I take a lot of shots, you know,” confides J Balvin. He says to the critics, “They’re just like snipers every time they say, ‘Oh, the depressive guy, the anxiety guy, the ungrateful guy, the guy that has everything.’ They don’t understand.” 

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Taking the mic, J Balvin sports a Hood By Air polo and trench coat. Photo Credit: Victor Llorente / SSENSE
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Showing off his Grillz, J Balvin rocks a J Balvin wears LU’U DAN coat. Photo Credit: Victor Llorente / SSENSE
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Starring in a new photoshoot, J Balvin wears a Bottega Veneta sweater, Rick Owens t-shirt, and CMMN SWDN balaclava. Photo Credit: Victor Llorente / SSENSE

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