Most celebrities are known for their hit records, fascinating videos and publicity stunts that can drive you crazy. However it’s their fashion that really gets us talking. With the exclusive designer wear they strut on the red carpet to the customised clothes to flaunt in their videos their sense of style speaks volumes.
With their individual styles and signature looks it’s not surprised that many celebs decide to have their own clothing line. We give you the lowdown on the hottest stars and the brands that are making them even more mega rich!
Justin Timberlake is one of many music artists with their own clothing line, his is called William Rast. Founded by the singer and his best friend Trace Ayala, William Rast is a combination of Justin’s grandfather’s first name and Trace’s grandfather’s last name. With its launch in 2005 they have progressed and brought the ‘Sexy Back’ with clothing items such as cord jacket, cashmere sweaters, jeans and tops that cater to men and women. Known for their signature denim jeans the likes of Jessica Simpson, Melanie Brown (Scary Spice) and Jessica Biel are fans of the perfect fit jeans. Check the website to rock your body in their garments or cry me a river if you don’t.
The King of the ‘A’ (Atlanta) T.I has his clothing line called A.K.O.O and acronym of ‘A King of One Self’. This brand consists of tops, jackets, shorts and t-shirts for men. T.I is not one of those artists who does not wear their own clothing line instead he flashes his line when performing and in his music videos. T.I is an entrepreneur with many ventures under his belt like his record label Grand Hustle and A.K.O.O has shown T.I’s fashion side has boosted his career not only as an artist but as a business man. This brand is catered to the Kings out there working for their throne and not afaird to live your life with a swagger to it. What you know about that?
Billionaire Boys Club
Billionaire Boys Club and Ice Cream Footwear are founded by Pharrell Williams of The Neptunes and NERD as well as Nigo owner of BAPE. The line consists of t-shirts, jackets, hats, rucksacks, trainers and much more. Elite artists like Jay Z, Ludacris and Swizz Beats love this line because of its unique look. This line is for confident men who are not afraid to wear bright colours, with the unique designs in this line you’re bound to be in the centre of attention. In a good way of course!
Princess Nyah who used to be a rapper in G *Fam better known as Ghetto Princess back then, is now a singer-song writing sensation with her funky house hit single Frontline blazing the charts. She is definitely a woman of many talents as this entrepreneur also has her own clothing line called Binghi’s Boutique. Binghi is actually her surname and her brand supplies clothing items like hoodies, t-shirt, dresses and bags for women, men and children, which can be customised or with a service where you can design your own t-shirts. Each item designed by the brand is also sold in limited edition quantities so you’re less likely to see somebody wearing what you have got if you buy clothing from this boutique.
Star in the hood
Tinchy Stryder has a t-shirt line Star in the Hood which is making some serious moves on the urban fashion scene in the U.K. With jumpers and t-shirts encrusted with the signature statement ‘Star in the Hood’ written on it, it has everyone feeling like a celebrity in their ends. Now Stryder man has the limited edition out now with diamantes, adding some extra bling to your outfit. With the expansion of his brand he now has the women’s Star in the Hood t-shirts in colours like pink and turquoise. Come on Flavour stars check the site and get yourself one!
Victoria Beckham aka Posh Spice is known for her killer looks in the fashion industry. She has made an impressive move with her jean line called ‘dVb’ and her sunglasses edition, as a solo artists things did not look up for her, however with her fashion line it has definitely put her back on the map as a force to be reckoned with. Now Mrs Beckham is back with her dress collection, which she has worked hard on. As she says ‘every detail has been taken into consideration from fabric through to the structure with every piece constructed to flatter a women’s figure’. Stars like Cheryl Cole and Naomi Campbell have been seen in this stunning collection.
Clothing lines to look out for?
West Coast platinum artist The Game has finalized plans for a European debut of his Black Wall Street brand. Since his 2005 debut under G Unit, The Game has showcased various clothing items from Black Wall Street, but never previously offered a full line of products for sale.
The Saturdays are set to cash in on their high street style by designing a clothes line for Rare. Frankie, Molly, Vanessa, Rochelle and Una are all known for looking great while wearing high street pieces that we can all get our hands on. The girls will each design two pieces of clothing for label Rare, which is sold in Topshop.
Words by Antonia Smith