Versace has confirmed that M.I.A. is the latest figure to design a capsule collection for its Versus Versace capsule collection You can now have M.I.A. ‘s swagger as she was inspired by counterfeit Versace clothes that she found in London markets as a teenager.
The collection is a 19-piece range that includes T-shirts, jeans, and silk shirts (among other items) for both men and women. The Versus Versace collection is infused with the same over the top graphic aesthetic that M.I.A. has presented through her assorted of album covers and personal style.
The collection’s release will be celebrated with a GIF campaign projected on East London’s markets.
“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,” Donatella Versace added. “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.”
M.I.A. is the second figure to design a capsule collection for the reenvisioned Versus Versace. M.I.A. said
‘Versace designs have always been bootlegged, now it’s Versace bootlegging the bootleg for the bootleggers to bootleg the bootleg. This is to keep that cycle going.
What do you make of this collaboration?
M.I.A.’s new album Matangi is out on November 5. Listen to the latest from the album, “Come Walk With Me”