When I first launched "The World's Most Expensive Sports Bra," otherwise dubbed The Trenta Bra, in 2010, I received a lot of criticism for developing something so outrageous. But ultimately PINK purchased the bra for her last tour, so I suppose The Trenta Bra wasn't such a bad idea after all. I then launched The Eternal Love Bra, which was a silk bra with a bone-like silver effect that had an 18K gold zipper, a removable tassel with diamond-eyed skull trinkets and was encrusted with black diamond Swarovski crystals and studs, demarcating yet another striking collaboration with Knight&Hammer. This bra ended up in the hands of Britney Spears, who rocked it for her Twister Dance Video in 2012. Unfortunately, I was only able to get five yards of the fabric, so with the extra little shreds, we made The Eternal Love Gloves, which sold out instantly. Unfortunately, I lost one of my gloves, so I am left with just one, and I had to give my extra bra to Britney's body double. Two "crazy" ideas became my two most remarkable pieces, the two most smashing successes in the history of BodyRock Sport.
As Alexander McQueen said, "Fashion should be a form of escapism, not a form of imprisonment." Fashion and clothing, can be understood as weapons and defenses used by different groups that go to make up a social order, a social hierarchy, in achieving, challenging or sustaining positions of dominance and supremacy.
Meet Dolce&Gabbana's head-turning collection of headphones, ranging from fox fur to gold and pearls, available in red, green and gold, all retailing in the $8000 range. The Italian powerhouse made major headlines during its FW2015 runway show in Milan, sending models carrying their children down the runway in their baroque-inspired collection. This collection very much reminds me of the FW2014 collection that I designed for BodyRock Sport that never came out, called "Smoke & Mirrors."
As Joseph Knight of Knight&Hammer told me, "I've been getting crazy over Dolce&Gabbana's jewelry collection. It's like Trenta on steroids. It's like they went into my head and have produced my dreams." I feel exactly the same way.
To make these beauties a reality, Dolce&Gabbana collaborated with Frends to bring these couture masterpieces to life, the same headphone designer that helped Barbara Bui produce hers (those, of course, sold out instantly).
I have one word: DROOL....
Luxury fashion houses continue to blow my mind. What I appreciate about high fashion is the level of detail that goes into each and every piece, thus enriching the stories that define the essence of each and every collection.
"You have to go out and be crazy," as Jimi Hendrix said, "Craziness is like heaven." Keep bringin' on the crazy, Dolce&Gabbana.