From Kate Moss to a Beastie Boy, These Celebrities Want to Style You
Stand by for the celebrity-designer partnerships, limited-edition lines, and capsule collections, all about to hit a shop near you this summer.”>
The last ten years have seen a deluge of celebrities lend their names to fashion brands and launch their own labels. That they now dominate front rows during fashion week and orchestrate the shows (think the Kardashian Klan at the Yeezy Season 3 show is more proof that the biggest force in fashion these days isnt designers or retailers but star power.
As if we needed further proof that the fashion industry loves referencing and resuscitating culture icons, Mike D (Mike Diamond) of Beastie Boys fame has collaborated with Clare Vivier, the preppy-hip accessories designer, on the brands first mens capsule collection: grown man tote bags, minimalist wallets, novelty t-shirts, and the like.
The collection was partially inspired by Diamonds self-consciousness about bringing a backpack to the studio while working with the stylish French dance duo, Cassius. So he teamed up with Vivier to produce $600 studio bags like the Tomas Tote, and thin, sleek wallets. I dont like the George Costanza-style wallet, he told Billboard in an exclusive interview about the collection.