Robin Williams’ daughter talks about her ‘streetwear god’ dad’s style

Zelda Williams discussed his love of obscure Japanese designers and underground streetwear labels with her Twitter followers last night

Over the course of the last couple of years, hypebeasts everywhere have been revisiting the surprisingly fashion-forward style of late actor Robin Williams, with a selection of his best fits becoming a widely discussed topic of conversation across social media

Though the first thing to come to mind when thinking of Williams likely isn’t (or at least wasn’t, until not too long ago) his affinity for avant-garde designers or obscure Japanese streetwear labels, in fact, the actor was pretty daring, and actually basically lightyears ahead of us all, when it came to his clothes. 

Opening up about just that last night was his daughter Zelda Williams, who talked her followers through some of his looks and his love of fashion last night on Twitter. 

Responding to @imbobswaget, who posted an image of Williams wearing an Issey Miyake bomber and a pair of vintage pilot glasses to the premiere of Flubber, Zelda said that she had “Weirdly re-found these exact glasses two days ago!” adding “Also Dad casually, daily, wore things that I have never seen another person dare wear, and I have always respected that flex.”

In answer to another follower, who Tweeted: “Your pops had drip”, Zelda confirmed he would’ve very much appreciated the compliment. “I remember going into BAPE with him as a kid and he knew EVERYONE there. And so many now eponymous (sic) skate brands. And any new 'cool' brand from Japan.” 

“I remember seeing him at HUF SF and also catching him around SF streets wearing an Acronym goretex jacket. He was a streetwear god!” added another user.

Notably, Williams was an early adopter of the kind of North Face outerwear you’re never more than a couple of metres from in East London on any average day, and a big fan of Jean Paul Gautlier, whose trompe l’oeil muscle shirt he opted to wear for another red carpet appearance in 1995. 

If you’re in search of some truly wholesome content and potentially a good cathartic cry right now, we’d suggest heading directly to the full thread, where, aside from discussing his legendary fits, people have been leaving touching stories of times they bumped into him in department stores or on the streets and he turned out to be as much of a stand-up guy as you’d hope he would be. Don’t say we didn’t warn you, though.