Fashion and music often collide, sometimes with great success, sometimes with well, none at all. Cue, Tiesto and Guess collaboration. With the news Solange Knowles is following in Zoe Kravitzs footsteps as the covergirl for ASOSs June magazine, we decided to have a look at our top five music X fashion collaborations that leave the rest for fashion dead. Yes, Kanye and his t-shirt made the cut. Yes, were not sure how to feel about that either.
Amy Winehouse X Fred Perry
The late soul songstress released a total of four collections with iconic Brit-boy label Fred Perry that featured argyle sweaters, short-shorts and polo tops inspired by the singers personal style. Notably, the fourth and final collection was released mere months after the singers passing with all profits being donated to the Amy Winehouse Foundation, a charity for at-risk youth.
Rihanna X River Island
Give me a piece odat Ri Ri! Not only did Rihannas 3 season strong (Spring, Autumn, Winter 2013) collaboration with the British fashion house mean fans had direct access to the starlet’s flamboyant style, it also demonstrated to the family-run business that expansion into Australasia and the US is definitely on the cards. Good news all round, right? The collections included over-sized everythings alongside barely-there nothings in a range of floral, tartan, metallic and camouflage prints. Check out her winter collection if youre in the market for a ball gown or two.
A.P.C X Kanye West
Proving to the fashion industry that he has more to give than that one very white very t-shirt-like t-shirt, Kanye West announced his second collaboration with French brand A.P.C at their capsule collection party in January this year. Featuring military inspired trench coats, American denim-on-denim and a casual blanket or two, Wests latest designs will be available in september this year. Hooray for blanket fashions!
PUMA x Solange Disc Collection
My desire to be Solange has just sky-rocketed to new heights. Recently named as Pumas Creative Consultant, her first undertaking was the Girls of Blaze project that saw three New York Designers reinterpret the brand’s iconic Disc System, a tightening system that did away with traditional shoelaces in the 1990s in favour of a rotating dial, via the vibrant street life of Brazil.
Adidas X Pharell
Look this is neither here nor there, and we dont really know what to expect from the collaboration other than it will be gooooood. And probably feature an oversized hat or two.