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Travis Scott’s ‘psychedelic rock’ steals Dior runway

Travis Scott updates fans on his upcoming album ‘UTOPIA’ during his Dior collection fashion show, also teasing music with James Blake and Westside Gunn.

Travis Scott continues to rack up big moment after big moment. After teasing new music in an ad for Spotify’s Today’s Top Hits playlist and at the Summer 2022 Dior Fashion show, Scott’s “UTOPIA” seems to be more in sight with each passing day.

In an interview with WWD, Scott was asked about his influences for the clothing showcased in his Dior collaboration, as his Cactus Jack line was Dior’s first-ever collection designed with a musician. Scott’s highly-anticipated sequel to 2018’s Astroworld was also spoken on, explaining his influences for UTOPIA come from somewhere otherwordly.

“I’m in this new album mode of like psychedelic rock. So even just like the field of cactuses and mushrooms, you might get tripped out.”

Travis Scott via WWD

Scott’s Dior show was littered with Cactuses all over the runway — representing the overarching theme of his upcoming album and his Cactus Jack enterprise. Travis also paid homage to the late-Pop Smoke with a Dior t-shirt donning his likeness.

The show, however, was overrun by fans trying to get a closer glimpse at Travis, turning into a mosh-pit of sorts as Scott invited the rage.

Travis also posted his runway show to YouTube, surprsing listeners with two new songs throughout. The first track debuts at the 2:00 minute mark featuring James Blake and Griselda’s Westside Gunn. The other track plays at the 9:20 mark, sounding similar to the song teased on his Spotify cameo.

Regardless of Travis’ moves as of late, it seems as though the music is always the centerpiece for the Houston rapper. Shouting out Westside Gunn — who has also been praised by Tyler, The Creator in light of his new album CALL ME IF YOU GET LOST goes to show Travis is evolving in some capacity.

Gunn’s coveted influence in hip-hop is respected all across the genre, as Travis may have something more special in store for when UTOPIA hits streaming services.