Music and fashion have tied in together a number of times, beyond couture-heavy videos and the Grammy’s red carpet. Cases in point are luxury conglomerate LVMH launching Rihanna’s Fenty line and the recent announcement of Taylor Swift and Stella McCartney joining hands. Close on their heels now comes Nicky Minaj x Fendi. The US rapper shared a sneak peek of her upcoming ‘Fendi Prints On’ collection for the Italian maison, which was helmed by the late designer Karl Lagerfeld until his passing this February. The series will reportedly launch online on October 14.
The images posted by Minaj, which were taken by Steven Klein for Elle magazine, hint at a vibrant collection featuring hot pink dresses, puffa jackets, a metallic silver bikini top, pencil skirt and jacket, a cutaway swimsuit, a hoodie featuring Minaj’s face, and several bags. The label’s signature monogrammed logo is heavily present throughout.
“For a long time we’ve wanted to do something together and we’ve been busy following up on what Karl wanted to do with us, such as the couture show in Rome,” Fendi’s chairman and chief executive officer Serge Brunschwig said of the house’s collaboration with Minaj, speaking to WWD. “She is a great artist and one of the best rappers. Fendi shares a great affinity with her. She represents one of Fendi’s dimensions, the fun aspect of the brand and she will present it extremely well.”
Rumours of a Nicki Minaj x Fendi collaboration first started flying earlier this summer, when the rapper posted a photo of herself wearing a furry neon pink outfit from the luxury label, alongside the caption: “All I’ll say is dreams really do come true. #FendiPrintsOn#ThatIsAFendiFakk coming soon.”
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