Mathangi “Maya” Arulpragasam, the Sri Lankan-British Grammy award-winning singer, rapper and artist known as M.I.A., has been tapped by the Italian label to design a capsule collection for Versus Versace.
“It’s always been part of the M.I.A. culture — to talk about bootlegs, and people that sell them or make them,” said MI.A. “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 19 piece collection features a mix of men’s and women’s styles including t-shirts, dresses, silk shirts, print jeans and outerwear. The designs feature kaleidoscopic remixes of the classic Versace brand imagery and prints. Interesting concept. Are you feeling it??
M.I.A. x Versus Versace will go on sale on October 16 online and in select Versace stores.