*in my Drake voice* Versace, Versace, Versace!!!
After months of rumors circulating, we can finally put the gossip to rest as we get first looks at singer M.I.A.’s Capsule Collection for Versace’s secondary line, Versus.
The English-Sri Lankan musician fashion tastes are incorporated into the 19 piece line inspired by knockoff streetwear that has become part of the Grammy winner’s aesthetic. She tells WWD,
“The theme of counterfeits, of those that produce and sell them has always been part of the culture of M.I.A. When I was contacted by Versace, it seemed a great idea to invert the circle. Versace’s designs have always been copied, now it’s Versace that copies the copies, so those that copy must copy the copies. So this will continue.”
The designs, created out of an explosion of Greek key prints in shades of yellow, green, and black, are crafted into t-shirts, leggings,shirts, dresses and jeans available for him and her.
Donatella Versace disclosed her excitement about the collaboration.
“I adore the energy of the street, so when M.I.A. proposed to expose the issue of counterfeit Versace pieces by creating a collaboration inspired by these items, I thought it was an incredible idea. The collection represents all that I love of the new Versus Versace: it’s fast, it’s noisy, it’s brazen and it blends the world of music with that of fashion. I can’t wait to see it worn.”
The collection will be available online and select stores October 16. Will you be stepping into M.I.A.’s shoes? Drop a comment!
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