Who better to model the M.I.A x Versus Versace collection than the designer herself?
M.I.A has released a video for her collection for Versus Versace, modelling the 19-piece streetwear range to the backdrop of her music.
For her capsule line for the Versace diffusion line, the 38-year old singer looked to counterfeit culture and the Versace knock offs she recalls seeing on market stalls as a youngster to inform her designs.
‘It’s always been part of the M.I.A. culture – to talk about bootlegs, and people that sell them or make them,’ M.I.A said of the collection.
‘When I was approached by Versace, it seemed like a good idea to take that and reverse the cycle. 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.’
The result? A punchy, nostalgic collection of matching T-shirts and leggings and simple T-shirt dress all in loud prints and louder colours.
Bringing the collection brilliantly to life, M.I.A has set the video – which uses her single Break The Noize from her latest album Matangi as the soundtrack – on an nameless street market.
Accessorising her designs with some pretty impressive gold jewellery and a manicure to match, M.I.A is the perfect model for the collection.
While we’re not sure we could pull off the top-to-toe retro Versace prints as well as M.I.A, we’re definitely up for giving it a go.
The collection is available now at www.versusversace.com