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Stromae Launches Capsule 2 Of His Whimsical MOSAERT Clothing Line

Belgian electro-crooner Stromae launches capsule 2 of his whimsical MOSAERT clothing line of polos, sweaters, cardigans and socks.

Back in April Belgian/Rwandan electro-crooner Stromae launched his very first clothing line, a collaboration with Brussels-based multi-disiplinary creative duo Boldatwork. “I was always interested by style and clothes," Stromae (also known as Paul Van Haver) told The Business of Fashion. "I always paid extra attention to my looks as a performing artist, but the desire to create a brand came as I was going through my music career. I wanted to express myself in a new way.” Van Haver's label is a natural extension of his quirky on-stage styles and stunning music video palettes. In 2013 Stromae's thumping dance track "Papaoutai" offered some of the most imaginative visuals all year, and he followed up with a larger-than-life, immaculately-dressed clip for "Ta Fete" in 2014.


For their first capsule collectionMOSAERT (an anagram of Stromae) introduced a colorful array of unisex cardigans, pullovers, polos, and socks. The second capsule, which launched earlier this month at Paris concept shop Colette and is also available to order online, brings new polo, sweater, cardigan and sock designs produced in limited quantities in Europe. "It is characterized by a mixture of the meeting of the 'English school' cuts, the checker and isometric patterns and the warm colors of the African wax," MOSAERT explain. The accompanying look book is a whimsical take on vintage class photography, which you can view above.

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Interview: Wavy The Creator Is Ready to See You Now

The multidisciplinary Nigerian-American artist on tapping into all her creative outlets, creating interesting things, releasing a new single and life during quarantine.

A trip canceled, plans interrupted, projects stalled. It is six months now since Wavy the Creator has had to make a stop at an undisclosed location to go into quarantine and get away from the eye of the pandemic.

The professional recording artist, photographer, writer, fashion artist, designer, and evolving creative has been spending all of this time in a house occupied by other creatives. This situation is ideal. At least for an artist like Wavy who is always in a rapid motion of creating and bringing interesting things to life. The energy around the house is robust enough to tap from and infuse into any of her numerous creative outlets. Sometimes, they also inspire trips into new creative territories. Most recently, for Wavy, are self-taught lessons on a bass guitar.

Wavy's days in this house are not without a pattern, of course. But some of the rituals and personal rules she drew up for herself, like many of us did for internal direction, at the beginning of the pandemic have been rewritten, adjusted, and sometimes ditched altogether. Some days start early and end late. Some find her at her sewing machine fixing up thrift clothes to fit her taste, a skill she picked up to earn extra cash while in college, others find her hard at work in the studio, writing or recording music.

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