First Look: M.I.A. x Versace’s Collection Inspired by Street Knockoffs [Photos]

Posted by on Oct 7, 2013

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It looks like that M.I.A. and Versace fashion collaboration is coming sooner than we thought. WWD reports the capsule collection, set for an October 16 release, will include 19 affordable pieces for men and women. Inspired by Versace knockoffs sold on the streets of cities like London and New York, M.I.A. hopes to change the cycle of fashion rip-offs with their collaboration.

“When I was contacted by Versace, it seemed a great idea to invert the circle. Versace’s designs have always been copied, now it’s Versace that copies the copies, so those that copy must copy the copies.”
Donatella, who cites the Sri Lankan rapper as a muse, was quick to embrace the idea.
 ”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,” she tells WWD.
Flip the page for a first look at the collection.
Photo Credit: W Magazine
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