There seems to be a new celebrity clothing line coming out every time you sneeze, and a lot of the folks jumping on this moneymaking bandwagon are musicians. Maybe it’s not about the money. Maybe they’re just so full of creative energy that they need to find another outlet? It’s up for debate how much “designing” these stars do, but one thing is for certain: musical talent doesn’t necessarily translate to making chic, high quality garments. For example:
HIT: Pharrell Williams – Billionaire Boys Club
It’s safe to say that just about anything Pharrell touches turns to gold and his clothing line, Billionaire Boys Club, is absolutely no exception. Don’t these boys look dapper in BBC Spring/Summer 2012?
MISS: Avril Lavigne – Abbey Dawn
While it can be inevitable that some artists want to design a line inspired by their own personal style, Avril seems hell-bent on creating an army of minions that dress and look exactly like her. Nice try, Lavigne, nice try.
HIT: Kim Gordon – Surface To Air
The gorgeous and über cool Kim Gordon from Sonic Youth had a collaboration with Surface to Air. Wearable and chic with great cuts, graphics, lots of neutrals and pops of bright orange.
MISS: Kanye West – D.W.
It wasn’t that D.W. was particularly bad. Kanye, a front-row veteran, had some huge expectations to live up to but delivered an ambitious first collection that lacked cohesiveness or clear direction. But all hope is not lost yet for Yeezy!
HIT: Gwen Stefani – L.A.M.B.
Gwen Stefani’s L.A.M.B. is a line that seems to be getting better and better with age. It’s so good it makes you almost not resent the fact that it took this long for No Doubt to get back in the studio.
MISS: Pete Wentz – Clandestine Industries
Some clothing lines just don’t offer anything new. Did Pete Wentz really think that the market was devoid of hoodies and graphic tees pandering to the skateboarding, teenaged “rebels” of suburbia?