It’s the stuff of Paris Fashion Week lore: The R&B singer whose breathy vocals have become something of a siren call to designers for the Spring 2016 season, is en route to take her place front row at Louis Vuitton, one of the most highly anticipated shows of the season—and yet, her luggage simply doesn’t make it.
“Luckily, Vuitton saved the day and outfitted me for my entire stay,” says the D.C.-born, L.A.-based singer, who chose a selvedged denim maxi skirt, cropped jacket, and ’90s raver-girl platform boots for her Paris Fashion Week debut. Perched on the front row at Louis Vuitton alongside Grimes, her ensemble was right in step with the cyberpunk-inspired looks Nicolas Ghesquière sent down the runway.
But it was the orange ribbed knit skimmer she wore later that night, to a dinner in celebration of the house’s new collection, that really spoke to Kelela’s sense of personal style. “My favorite piece of clothing was a ribbed tangerine dress that tulips out below the knee. The garment fit like a glove, and that second-skin made me feel sexy and confident,” she says. “Whether it’s body-con or an oversize silhouette, I focus on achieving that feeling when picking my clothes.”
And of course when her music inspires the people making those clothes, it makes the art of dressing seem more like a collaboration. “It’s a very fulfilling experience to see my music paired with another artist’s blood, sweat, and tears,” says Kelela who recently released her new EP, Hallucinogen, a follow-up to the critically acclaimed 2013 debut mixtape, Cut 4 Me. “I know a lot of the designers have put so much in, so it’s an honor to provide context for those pieces to shine.”
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