Showing posts with label Versace. Show all posts
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Tuesday, October 8, 2013

Copying the Copycats: Versace and MIA Find Inspiration in Counterfeits

In a bit of "turnaround is fair play," Grammy-award winning rapper M.I.A. has reportedly teamed up with Italian fashion house Versace to design a fashion collection that draws its inspiration from -- of all places -- counterfeit street markets that had been hawking counterfeit Versace designs.

MTV Australia reports that the "Paper Planes" singer said "Versace's designs have always been copied, now it's Versace that copies the copies, so those that copy must copy the copies.  So this will continue."

Donatella Versace told reporters that "when MIA proposed to expose the issue of counterfeit Versace pieces by creating a collaboration inspired by these items, I thought it was an incredible idea."

A photoshoot starring MIA took place in counterfeit marketplaces around London.