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Versus has finally released photos of the 19 piece collection inspired by London knockoffs, and it's definitely an graphic feast for the eyes!
The bold patterns incorporate traditional Versace motifs, including the Medusa head and Greek frieze, and kinda reminds us of the label’s H&M collection from two years ago. However, M.I.A.'s bootleg take definitely has more of a "street energy" vibe, just as the singer intended.
No word on pricing yet, but you can check out the new Donatella-approved looks (below)!
Will U be scrambling for the brand's latest garb on October 16th???
[Image via Jamie Martinez/Versace.]
Fortunately, as the line's October 16th release date approaches, we're getting more and more info!!
The fashion house has confirmed that the musician will be unveiling 19 different pieces, specifying that the items will be for both men and women. The garments were inspired by counterfeit Versace items and have been mixed with “graphic prints” and “street energy”.
We knew when she flashed that “Bootleg Versace” folder on her computer screen last year that we'd be seeing something edgy!
Took her long enough!
The wouldn't divulge much at the Balenciaga show on Thursday, but did say:
"I have a collaboration with Versace coming out in two weeks."
Can’t wait to see it!!
The controversial singer let the Versace cat out on Sunday at MoMA’s PS1 event where she flashed her computer screen, which had "Versace prints," "Versace Outlines" and "Bootleg Versace" folders sitting on the desktop.
Rather than denying the whole thing, M.I.A. confirmed the collab, but wouldn't offer up any more deets.
Whatever they're cooking up, we expect lots of bold graphic prints in bright colors!
[Image via WENN.]
Kali Arulpragasam aka M.I.A.'s older sister, has released a gruesome collection under her Super Fertile jewelry line.
The pieces in her fall "Murder" collection resemble gunshot wounds, machete slashes and machine gun spray "to portray the inhumanity around the world".
To add a touch of elegance, each hole or slash is encrusted with rubies, sapphires, and garnets.
The look book images are pretty powerful and definitely add even more shock value than the actual pieces.
Thinks she donates a portion of sales to stop the "inhumanity" of the world???
[Images courtesy of Super Fertile.]
In case you couldn't tell by the covers, W magazine's July issue is all about music and of course, fashion.
To play up their theme du mois, the mag rounded up some name designers and asked them to dish on their musical muses, some of which are kinda surprising.
Here are some HIGHlights from the spread:
Gucci creative director Frida Giannini on Florence Welch:
"I was captivated by her eccentric style and her willingness to dare. She embodies the cinematic allure and seductive power that is its essence."
Burberry's Christoper Bailey on George Craig:
"For me, George embodies the modern British look."
Calvin Klein's Francisco Costa on Esperanza Spalding:
"I admire her passion and confidence— she is truly a free spirit."
Check out the rest of the musical muses in the gallery (below)!
[Images courtesy of W Magazine.]