Posts tagged ‘fashion’

July 4, 2014

Nasir Mazhar x Skepta Collaboration Afterparty [Review]

I headed to the after party to celebrate Nasir Mazhar and Skepta‘s collaborative efforts at Metropolis Strip Club in East London, where models and grime artists awaited and guests such as A$AP Rocky were present…


They say music and fashion go hand in hand and this is the perfect example of that. Grime and fashion in this case, as Nasir Mazhar collaborated with Skepta on a jacket for his collection during London Collection: Mens. Their collaboration was not limited to fashion as they also worked together on the soundtrack, too.

The event was put on by Red Bull Studios, who are committed to bringing together fashion designers and up and coming musicians to create soundtracks for fashion week.

The male models from the show – as well as the dancers – were also wearing Nasir’s contemporary new designs, giving people who weren’t at the show the opportunity to check out the designs.

Nasir is one of the hottest young designers around at the moment, known for his edgy, fashion forward and contemporary streetwear. Skepta is one of grime’s brightest and most talked about artists, so the fusion of these two seems like a completely natural one.

Skepta brought in some other grime stars to perform on the night including Boy Better Know’s Jammer, Newham Generals’ D Double E and Footsie, newcomer and rising star Novelist and on the decks we saw Swindle and Preditah holding it down. These performances were the highlight of the night with everyone’s eyes locked on them.

All in all, it was a good night for the UK fashion and music scene, and was fantastic to see two great talents joining forces to create something tremendous.

*published on SBTV on 24th June 2014

 

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June 2, 2014

Red Bull Catwalk Studio Presents: (@nasirmazharldn) x (@Skepta) [News]

This is looking set to be one of the hottest collaborations in music and fashion this year…unfortunately for us girls it’s only menswear (sigh). UK grime’s hot boy Skepta will be teaming up with one of the most exciting menswears designers, Nasir Mazhar which in a few weeks time Red Bull Catwalk Studio will be unveiling for London Collections: Men.

Bursting onto the scene in 2008, Mazhar cut his cloth first and foremost as a milliner and fast became a recognised name with his signature box peak bully cap. In 2012 he launched his first ready to wear collection for SS13 – a mix of mens and womenswear that he presented as part of New Gen. Mazhar consequently moved onto the official catwalk in SS14 and since then has been touted as one of Britains most exiting exciting young designers from everyone from the likes of Vogue to Dazed & Confused.

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North London rapper Skepta needs little introduction. One of the original founders of the Boy Better Know crew alongside his brother JME, he is widely considered a UK grime veteran who pushed the genre through from the underground to the mainstream.

The collaboration between the two artists is a natural one with Mazhar using music as an inspiration for his work and specifically grime artists as the musicians of choice to provide the soundtracks to his presentations. The pair have recently been in Red Bull Studios creating a unique soundtrack for the show at Victoria House on Tuesday 17th June, which will also see Skepta walk in a jacket designed in collaboration with Nasir.

Through working with Red Bull Catwalk Studio, Mazhar is able to take his vision to a new level and host his dream after party, a full Nasir experience, at the Metropolis strip club in Bethnal Green. Together with Skepta they are curating their ideal line up featuring an all-star line up of artists – stay tuned for more details to come.

 

July 2, 2012

BET Awards 2012 – Who Was Wearing What

Willow and Jaden Smith looked very cute and funky together on the red carpet dressed in tops by MSFTS clothing with Willow wearing a long t-shirt with holey leggings and Chanel Dr.Marten style boots. Jaden wore zebra print harem style trousers and the print on his hoodie to match with black and white trainers.

Power couple’s Jay Z and Beyoncé, and Kanye West and Kim Kardashian sat next to each other at the awards all looking very glamorous and sophisticated. Beyoncé looked stunning in a silk yellow dress, with husband Jay Z looking every inch the boss in a grey suit, white shirt and white loafers. Kanye West and Kim looked good next to each other both in white with Kim matching her dress with gold high-heeled sandals.

Latoya, Big Sean and Michelle Williams posed for a picture together with Latoya wearing a satin pale pink dress with a black lace design. Michelle Williams wore a lemon, flowing, chiffon dress with netting at the bottom that made it into a ballgown style dress. Big Sean looked every inch the hottest rapper on the red carpet with a sleeveless leather hooded jacket and black jeans with loads of gold chains and a gold Gucci belt unaware he was about to pick up the Best New Artist.

The heavy jewellery especially chains were out in full force on the rappers on the red carpet. One of the biggest chains I spotted was on Busta Rhymes who wore a few huge gold chains with medallions. Tyga for me would win the award for the rapper with the best bling for the night, as he only wore one chain, but it was encrusted with diamonds and was glistening.  He matched the chain with his watch and bracelet on the same hand.

The trend for a lot of females were to have their hair slicked up in a ponytail or high bun. This was seen on Faith Evans who rocked the red carpet looking very stylish wearing leopard print leggings, a white shirt with black collar and a black blazer. Monica also went for a slick high bun and looked amazing in a fitted maroon blazer showing off some cleavage and matching sequin trousers. Melyssa Ford the actress and model had her hair up slicked back with a quiff and looked stunning in a keyhole white dress, with a gold clutch and matching gold shoes. La La Vasquez an actress and TV personality looked gorgeous in a sequin silver jumpsuit and belt, with her hair slicked back in a ponytail plait.

Rapper Common and comedian Kevin Hart kept it smart/casual for the awards. Common who is known for his slick dress sense wore a short-sleeved shirt and loose tie and jeans. Comedian & actor Kevin Hart who picked up an award for Best Actor rocked a smart white blazer; with a low cut brown t-shirt and jeans, with a simple gold chain and watch.