A sneak peek of Trukfit's Spring 2013 collection.
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Listen, we know you're probably STILL eyeballs deep in holiday shopping right now, and your bank account is weeping uncontrollably with every new swipe of your credit card, but just remember: there's a light at the end of the tunnel. The light's called "Spring/Summer 2013," and thanks to our friends at Lil Wayne's breakout streetwear line, Trukfit, we have more than enough ocular helpings of sneak peek neon and prints and skater steez to tide us over until this collection hits stores in January. We got a special tour of Trukfit's New York headquarters courtesy of Trukfit's VP of Merchandising, Frances Wong, Marketing Manager, Mike Morris, and their publicist, Sarah Cunningham, all of whom showed us what's on the horizon for future seasons of Weezy's line. Also, they dropped some serious industry knowledge on how Wanye's ideas become actual, physical clothes, and we nerded out, hanging on every word.
As if the Lil Wayne-designed label Trukfit weren't enough of a music-meets-fashion collision in itself, Weezy and his streetwear brand have teamed up with Beats by Dr. Dre for a pair of collaboration headphones. That's right, folks. Welcome into the world a piece of music hardware already backed by one rapper/producer and made extra stylish with the help of another emcee's FASHION label. Even better? We spotted them this weekend in the hands of THE Justin Bieber on his Instagram feed. Layers upon layers of MTV Style kryptonite right thurr.
Lil Wayne's 2012 VMA performance outfit totally looks like Donnie Thornberry.
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Lil Wayne and 2 Chainz joined forces tonight on the 2012 VMA stage for an EPIC performance collaboration. And yet, even though that that s*** was seriously cray, we were even more entranced by Lil Tunechi's performance outfit. For one, he did, in fact, appear shirtless, as we had predicted. But the real nugget is that dude's performance steez SMACKS of The Wild Thornberrys. Specifically, Donnie Thornberry, the feral younger brother voiced by Red Hot Chili Peppers bassist Flea.
Lil Wayne talks about his Trukfit line and Supra collaboration at Project MAGIC.
Lil Wayne may claim to have never meant to become "a fashion dude," but anyone with the audacity and--erm--cojones to pull off a neon fanny pack and trapper hat at the same time, let alone women's leopard print pants is surely poised for style greatness. Now, the notoriously shirtless 2012 VMA performer sits at the helm of his own Trukfit streetwear label and a forthcoming shoe collaboration with Supra. Weezy launched his skate sneaker range at this year's Project MAGIC Las Vegas fashion trade show where we chatted with him about his burgeoning fashion empire. More on what he had to say about his debut shoe design, the OG meaning of "trukfit," and what he thinks of his personal style in our exclusive video interview after the jump!
Lil' Wayne and Nicki Minaj have a healthy fashion competition.
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Ever since we first caught wind that Nicki Minaj would be coming out with her very own clothing line, we knew it'd be near-impossible for our brains to handle the parade of candy raver, Harajuku Barbie dreams realness that was sure to follow. How many shades of pink would be used? Would tiers stuffed animals be involved? Would there be purchasable wigs to boot? Chiefmost among our questions, though, was WHEN we might be able to get our paws on the Nicki-designed line. Thanks to a little chat she had with our friends at Thread Count, we're that much closer to a concrete answer along with a grip of palate whetting details, including the healthy fashion rivalry between Nicki and her Young Money mentor Lil' Wayne!
Lil Wayne and Rihanna both wore Trukfit.
Hackney Weekend was such a fashion extravaganza as far as Rihanna was concerned, we had to pick and choose our fave outfits carefully. We knew that we wanted to comment on her Trukfit shorts the second we saw those photos of her leaving her London hotel, though, and now, finally, we can! The singer is no stranger to sartorial risks, and although they look perfectly at home on her, the tiger print bottoms are actually meant for dudes. Lil Wayne rocked a pair at the James L. Knight center in Miami last night, and we have to say, we're having a hard time deciding who wore them better. Lil Wayne gets some bonus points because, you know, they're from his own line, but we love how Rihanna styled hers with a cropped jersey and converse.