M.I.A.‘s collaborative endeavor with the Versus Versace line is a manifestation of the English recording artist, songwriter, painter, and director’s limitless creativity. Not one to keep mum about her career changes, M.I.A. managed to guard the news of her secret capsule collection until about two weeks ago when she let it slip to WWD that she and Donatella Versace were in fashion cahoots. And now it’s out and we can’t wait to get a hold of the print-driven pieces.
The collection features both men’s and women’s wear characterized by vibrant, neon hues that seemingly pop out of their black and white textiles in third dimension. M.I.A.‘s affinity to layered textures of instruments, electronics and unusual sound samples translates well into the current fashion mode. Expect to see pajama-like matching printed tops and jeans, t-shirt dresses, and blazers. Often cited as being the muse for Donatella, M.I.A. has managed to turn the tables with this Versus Versace Collection, and become a sartorial visionary herself. The woman is indeed a force to be reckoned with, establishing herself as a style icon, trendsetter, and a revolutionary for the world music genre. Is there anything the artist can’t do?