Fashion has always followed its own beat and V Magazine first ever Music issue (on stands January 12th) pays tribute to the dynamic influence of trend setting performers through the ages. Inside V75 Sebastian Faena and Carlyne Cerf De Dudzeele explore the relationship between hip hop & high fashion in an outlandish editorial. Credited as the very first editor to embrace urban culture (Carlyne brought the look to the pages of Vogue Italia way back in 1990) Carlyne has a long history of taking looks off the street and translating them for the editorial pages. Cerf De Dudzeele tells V “I love girls that men want to follow in the street—glamorous, sexy, powerful. You’re born with it, it’s not something you learn. I have always been obsessed by hip-hop. L’attitude is always right.”
In Faena’s story she dresses Anais Mali, Cora Emmanuel, Rob Evans, Travone Hill and Chrishell Stubbs in looks that scream 90s-early 00s excess. Baggy pants, fanny packs and all the gold jewelry you handle. If we had to point to music references, we see little vintage Diddy, a whole lot of Lil Kim and a hint of Foxy Brown.