M.I.A. is taking a break from her unique brand of agitprop pop and delving into the world of fashion with a capsule collection for Versace. Releasing under the luxury brand’s Versus diffusion line, the “Bootleg Versace” collection is exactly that — apparel inspired by Versace knockoffs. In an interview with Women’s Wear Daily, M.I.A. explains that “Versace’s designs have always been copied, now it’s Versace that copies the copies, so those that copy must copy the copies.” Makes perfect sense to us. Likely featuring the iconic Medusa head and gold chain-link print that bootleggers habitually borrow, the very meta collection is slated to hit stores October 16th.
Release Date: October 16th, 2013 (Wednesday)