Residents of New York are well aware of the vast selection of counterfeit designer duds located downtown on Canal Street. While some fraudulous pieces are less offensive than others, we were previously under the impression that bootlegging was nothing short of a nuisance for luxury fashion houses.
Well, think again: In the case of M.I.A.’s highly anticipated Versus Versace collaboration, such bold, forged patterns served as inspiration for the Sri Lankan-English singer’s designs. In this recently posted 45-second-long video, M.I.A. models her bright, blingy collection in the urban streets of East London. It’s also shot with a grittier, ’90s filter, which adds to the collection’s already eccentric aura.
Shop all 19 items in the collection at VersusVersace.com, and watch the behind-the-scenes video below.