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Most Wanted: M.I.A.'s "Versace Knockoffs" Have Arrived

No chance of blending in if you fork out for these threads…

Oct 17 2013, 8:51pm

M.I.A. has always had one foot in the music world and one heel planted with the fashion crowd: her sense of style is 100% renegade, straddling high and low, combining east and west. At last we have her much mooted collaboration with Versace Versus, the inspiration being—M.I.A. does counterfeit Versace. There's certainly a nod to the sort of rip-off designer tat that's sold down Portabello Road in London (where Maya spent a few of her formative years), but as well as the loud digi-prints staying faithful to Versace's all gold everything logo-madness, these pieces are also totally M.I.A. circa her third record /\/\ /\ Y /\. As a counterpoint, is completely monochrome (and pretty underwhelming compared to his own output).

This being for Versace Versus, these threads aren't quite as pricey as Donatella's mainline, but they will still set you back $225 for a t-shirt, $275 for a short dress, $325 for the quilted black sneaks, with the pants hitting $400 plus. Now if we could just get our hands on that fourth album…

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