It’s been 20+ years in the making, but the iconic Ms. Lauryn Hill is officially fronting her first-ever fashion campaign. When she first hit the scene, fans fell in love her carefree swag, natural hair slay, flawless skin and edgy streetwear-meets-Euro looks before any of them were social media trends.
Over the years, the hip-hop songstress has created (and designed) her own fashion conversations — whether we loved them or not. Her mix-n-match (or mismatch) prints and fabrics teamed to create eclectic ensembles worthy of both art class and finger painting.
Now she’s serving her next major fashion and model vibes for fashion brand Woolrich’s Fall/Winter 2018 collection. Here, we see Ms. Hill still slaying to her own drum beat in a series of looks celebrating the 20th anniversary of her record-breaking solo debut The Miseducation of Lauryn Hill.
Add ohe fashion house collabo features screen-printed jackets designed by Lauryn. “She came up with 30 jacket sketches – something that came naturally as she has been designing and customising her own clothes for years,” stylist Mel Ottenberg told Vogue.
For an extra bit of nostalgia, the spread was lensed by Jack Davison in the very same Harlem theatre Lauryn shot the video for Doo Wop (That Thing) in 1998.
“We chose Ms. Hill as the first collaborator for ‘Woolrich: American Soul since 1830’ because her music is one of the most important cultural exports from America in the last 30 years,” said the brand in a statement. “Ms. Hill’s style, her creativity, and her words are lasting. She truly resonates with people of all ages and this is a moment when all eyes are back on her.”
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