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Stromae’s Newest Looks From His Fashion Line MOSAERT Are A Must See

The Rwandan-Belgian popstar's new clothing designs from MOSAERT are turning heads.

Stromae and Coralie Barbier. Photo by Antoine Melis.


Stromae, the man behind the visually captivating, international hits, "Papaoutai” and “Tous Les Mêmes,” has made the cool clothes he rocks in his videos available for the masses.

Since the maestro took a hiatus from music, he’s been focusing on MOSAERT, a Belgian creative label that includes his unisex fashion line, made in collaboration with his wife and fashion designer, Coralie Barbier.

During a conversation with Vogue, Stromae mentions how Brazzaville’s Sapeurs impact his design approach:

I knew of the Sapeur community for a long time, and they’re an important influence for me. I was less confident than I expected when they found me a suit. My time with them made me realize that I can dress like a real man today. I was also so happy to learn how to do the Djatence. Djatence is when you show your clothes off in the street—it’s something between a dancing, showing off, and trying to get attention turned on you. It was a really cool experience with people who are more refined than I could imagine.

Now in it’s third season, these designs, available to purchase online, are reminiscent of African prints with the leisure of athletic wear and the coziness of velvet. Take a look at his collection, photographed by Antoine Melis, below.

Check out his video interview with Rolling Stone, where he talks more in depth on his endeavor with Barbier.

Photos courtesy of Mosaert.
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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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