We imagined something flashy and edgy when we got more deets on M.I.A.'s collab with Versace, and it looks like we’ll be getting exactly that!
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.]
A few weeks ago, M.I.A. revealed that her Versace collection will be out this month, but she didn’t divulge many details about the collaboration.
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!
Naturally, Donatella Versace is extra excited for the new Versus apparel, saying:
Took her long enough!
Almost a year after unintentionally revealing what was supposed to be a "top secret" collaboration with Versace, M.I.A. will finally show off the fruits of her labor next month!
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."
The most likely scenario is that the project is for Donatella Versace’s second line, Versus, since she’s been inviting a variety of creatives to work on it with her.
Can’t wait to see it!!
Donatella Versace and her musical muse M.I.A. are collaborating!
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.]
Ha! It looks like Kristen Stewart's middle finger may not have gone unnoticed after all.
While chatting with the Metro news, Karl Lagerfeld was asked what he thought about M.I.A. and her televised one finger salute during the Super Bowl.
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."
Karl Lagerfeld on Janelle Monae:
"We liked each other from the first second on. Not just because of our style, but also the name: Janelle rhymes with Chanel, no?”
Donatella Versace on M.I.A.:
"Her music and style seemed so fresh and innovative. She is a total artist."
Check out the rest of the musical muses in the gallery (below)!
[Images courtesy of W Magazine.]