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Nicki Minaj has Designed a Capsule Collection for Fendi

And yes, it's as bold as you'd expect.

If you’re looking to emulate Nicki Minaj’s bold style, then you’re in luck as the Grammy nominated artist is launching a capsule collection for Fendi next month.

WWD announced that Minaj’s collection is called “Fendi Prints On” (in reference to her hit song Chun-Li) and will launch on October 14. The collection will include logo-printed reversible puffers, graphic tees, sequin dresses and more than a few figure-hugging silhouettes in bold colours. There’s an accessories offering also that includes handbags (Peekaboo, Baguette, Kan U and a new belt bag), sneakers, wrap-around sunglasses and hoop earrings.

In addition to womenswear, the collection also extends to men’s and childrenswear.

Speaking of the collaboration, Serge Brunschwig, Fendi’s chairman and chief executive officer, said, “She is a great artist and one of the best rappers. Fendi shares great affinity with her. She represents one of Fendi’s dimensions, the fun aspect of the brand and she will present it extremely well.” He noted her friendship with the late Karl Lagerfeld, as well as with Silvia Venturini Fendi, adding, “Yes she is extreme but are not afraid of that and found it very interesting working with her. [The collection is] very colourful and strong; it makes a statement. We are super happy.”

The news follows Minaj’s apparent retirement this week. Taking to Twitter, Nicki wrote that she is retiring to “have my family” with boyfriend Kenneth Perry. However, after confusion and sadness from fans, she apologised for the “abrupt and insensitive” announcement though didn’t backtrack on the retirement message.

The Fendi Prints On collection will launch online on October 14 and in-stores globally from October 16. And it may not be the last collaboration between the pair with Brunschwig saying, “You never know about the future. Fendi is always thinking about the next project, but the focus is now on this.”

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