Erykah Badu (real name Erica Abi Wright) is a woman of many hats. She sings. She DJ’s. She delivers children. She models. And now she’s snagged a new fashion gig. The former Givenchy campaign star will style Pyer Moss’ Fall 2016 collection.
According to Vogue, she’s working with the brand’s designer, Kerby Jean-Raymond, for the February 13 show. The site reports:
For Spring 2016, Jean-Raymond made a bold statement on the runway on the subject of police brutality, visibly weaving the Black Lives Matter movement into his designs. Sending his models down the runway in red paint-splattered footwear that had the appearance of blood while also sheathed in the line’s futuristic streetwear designs, he ignited a conversation about fashion’s involvement with activism.
Badu, a vocal Black Lives Matter activist who just premiered her new movie, The Land, at Sundance last week, will undoubtedly bring her own political perspective and wide-ranging, soulful sensibility to the collection. Recently adding a polished menswear-inspired overcoat and top hat to offset the line’s leather shearling-lined overalls, Badu’s stylish caprice balances out Jean-Raymond’s often hard-edged designs. Undoubtedly, their conversation for Fall promises to be an invigorating one.