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PAUSE News: Rocawear Hits FootAsylum

Collaborative forces join again from the likes of English recording artist, M.I.A and J.W Anderson’s infamous label, Versace. Together they host fourth quite an intense collection for the versus offshoot theme which launched this passing Wednesday. Apart of the public’s attention focuses on the fact that inspiration sources from the masses of counterfeit, knock-off imitations well saturated into high street-style, more obtainable at cheaper price points. Turning the scenario on the bootlegged copies and revamping their imitations back into the high end fashion and obviously with a high price point. This is a full 360 degree approach especially if you consider how M.I.A is not shy of high street styling.

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The pieces like the button-up shirts, t-shirts, trousers, backpack are boldly covered in loud colours and the Versace brand logo whilst gleaming a little lime light towards the all black quilted mid sneaker available within this collection. Not only is the collaboration menswear design but also for women. So regardless if one is male or female, if the medallions, prints and gold motifs are your taste then the M.I.A x Versus Versace collection will inspire you greatly.

As a star pick it would settle upon the black/white button up shirt and matching trousers with the black patent kicks. Being the less colourful outfit it inspires a little something similar to the exciting, flashy swagger we once saw with the likes of Puff-Daddy, Missy Elliot, Busta Rhymes outfits from 90s music videos with some of the street-style we witness today.

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Words by Abisola

 
Collaborative forces join again from the likes of English recording artist, M.I.A and J.W Anderson’s infamous label, Versace. Together they host fourth quite an intense collection for the versus offshoot theme which launched this passing Wednesday. Apart of the public’s attention focuses on the fact that inspiration sources from the masses of counterfeit, knock-off imitations well saturated into high street-style, more obtainable at cheaper price points. Turning the scenario on the bootlegged copies and revamping their imitations back into the high end fashion and obviously with a high price point. This is a full 360 degree approach especially if you consider how M.I.A is not shy of high street styling.

mia_versus_lookbook_1 mia_versus_lookbook_5 mia_versus_lookbook_4

The pieces like the button-up shirts, t-shirts, trousers, backpack are boldly covered in loud colours and the Versace brand logo whilst gleaming a little lime light towards the all black quilted mid sneaker available within this collection. Not only is the collaboration menswear design but also for women. So regardless if one is male or female, if the medallions, prints and gold motifs are your taste then the M.I.A x Versus Versace collection will inspire you greatly.

As a star pick it would settle upon the black/white button up shirt and matching trousers with the black patent kicks. Being the less colourful outfit it inspires a little something similar to the exciting, flashy swagger we once saw with the likes of Puff-Daddy, Missy Elliot, Busta Rhymes outfits from 90s music videos with some of the street-style we witness today.

mia_versus_lookbook_3 mia_versus_lookbook_6 mia_versus_lookbook_2
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Words by Abisola

 
The ultimate music and fashion brand Rocawear is heading to FootAsylum next month, with a collection designed specifically for the UK retailer. Launching in November, the range will be available to 25 stores nationwide including key cities: London, Manchester and Birmingham.

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Rocawear has designed an extended collection to its SS14 range and encapsulates a 7 piece monochrome collection, with a big impetus on varsity fashion, ranging from baseball vests to zip jackets. Rocawear joining the FootAsylum stores is part of an ongoing change within the brand, evolving from an urban past and heading towards a look focused on original streetwear, whilst staying true to its original music heritage and Brooklyn aesthetic. Jay-Z’s love for sports transpires itself through the look and feel of this collection, but with a more luxury aesthetic due to the use of quality-sourced fabrics.

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Their latest major UK retailer is part of a number of growing stores such as House of Fraser, Burton and footwear stockists ASOS and Global Sports. It’s another major step in Rocawear’s re-positioning programme that is continuing to focus on producing a cleaner and fitted look.

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The 7 piece capsule collection will range from £19.95 – £99.95 when it launches in-stores November 2013.

Words by Jordan Bunker