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Celebrity Style Watch: Yasiin Bey

By July 29, 2013Fashion News

This week’s theme is All Over Prints – focusing on clashing patterns, and strong, contrasting colours that make the boldest summer statement. If you want to submit for next week please email [email protected]

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This week’s theme is All Over Prints – focusing on clashing patterns, and strong, contrasting colours that make the boldest summer statement. If you want to submit for next week please email [email protected]

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Many would say that Style is a focal point for expressing one’s individualism aswell as a true reflection of their personality. This is true for one iconic individual in particular; Hip Hop Artist known to many as Mos Def, but is now known to even more as Yasiin Bey.

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Known for his killer musical output as arguable one of the most talented lyricist and his professional acting career, Yasiin Bey was once recognised to possess a sense of style that resonated with the Hip Hop culture of New York in the 90’s. By this PAUSE means the street/urban style comprised of the basic tees paired with the baggy jeans and finished off with a pair of classic Timberland boots. Needless to say his talents and worldview haven’t been the only things Bey has chosen to blossom and evolve.

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He has since embraced an undeniable classic posture of a slightly retro cool gentlemen, referencing to that of European tailoring by his display of fitted sturdy suits, neatly tucked away shirts, embroidered ties, high-waist trousers and classic loafers.

Fashion has always been an integral part of the arts, but it’s also an integral part of everyday life. Besides providing a real function… it’s also expression of personality, and also art, and beauty, and form. So, I think it’s just a natural relationship.  as told to Complex.com

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Managing to successfully strike the balance between pulling off overall silhouettes and mixing and matching staple pieces; Yasiin Bey executes looking ‘trendy’ without becoming a slave to the trends, a skill he long-mastered in his music! Favouring tailored pieces, classic cuts and almost always accompanied by a stylish hat, Bey effortlessly emulates the look of gentlemanly sophistication, combining urban attitude with suave and charm in a manner that is far from overdone, but duly noted. All this accompanied by his influential calm and collected sense of New York soulful persona; could it be that New York’s most inspiring lyricist just became that much cooler? We think he just did.

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Words by Abisola and Angie Crystal Emordi
Edited by Angie Crystal Emordi

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