Never one to take a conventional approach, M.I.A.'s Versus Versace collection was inspired by counterfeit Versace goods picked up in East London - and the fashion house has just released a video showing the collection in action, back where it all started.
When I was contacted by Versace, it seemed a great idea to invert the circle,' said M.I.A of the collaboration. 'Versaces designs have always been copied, now its Versace that copies the copies, so those that copy must copy the copies. So this will continue.
Added Donatella Versace, I adore the energy of the street, so when M.I.A. proposed to expose the issue of counterfeit Versace pieces by creating a collaboration inspired by these items, I thought it was an incredible idea.
'The collection represents all that I love of the new Versus Versace: its fast, its noisy, its brazen and it blends the world of music with that of fashion. I cant wait to see it worn.
The collection is on-sale now.