J Balvin has never been one to be shy about his love for fashion.
The reggaetonero let Remezcla follow him around on the finale day of New York Fashion Week: Men's. In the video, we see Balvin on his way to a Dior Homme store in New York to pick out a bunch of things to wear.
“I’m absolutely ill with fashion,” he says. “I love it as much as music — it’s 50-50,” he laughs, moving his hands as if weighing the two. “Or, maybe 100-100.”
Balvin also talks about being "forever a student," which he actually got from Pharrell after the two worked together.
“Pharrell has always been like my grand inspiration,” he says. “Because of how he’s [taken] his fame to build the culture, build tolerance, build love in society … He’s done what he needs to do with the power that God gave him.”
The Council of Fashion Designers of America appointed him a styler influencer, which is why they made him an ambassador.
“The first time I was here I came as a spectator, just learning,” he says. “And today I keep learning more.” Though, he admits that being selected as the first Latino to fill the role is a beautiful thing for the culture at-large. “I think we’re making a statement and we’re making history, not just in reggaetón, but among Latinos in general,” he says. “Before it wasn’t that we had the doors closed on us, rather there was no one who tried [opening them].”
Check out what his experience was like in the video here.