You’ve probably heard of Jason Derulo, the singer behind risqué hits like “Talk Dirty” and “Wiggle.”
But have you met Jason Derulo — the fashion partner?
Derulo is debuting a collaborative fashion collection with LVLXIII’s designer and founder Antonio Brown.
“It’s not the typical musician’s brand. A lot of the artists go, you know, everyday street style. This is more future, sexy, upscale,” Derulo, 27, told ABC News’ “Nightline.”
The transformative collection includes a $495 raincoat that has a bottom piece that can be zipped off, making it a sports coat, and a backpack that can turn into a jacket. The luxury men’s brand can be found in stores and online at Bloomingdale’s.
Derulo first encountered Brown’s designs in July 2014, after he ruined a pair of shoes sent by Brown for him to wear during an appearance on “Good Morning America.” After the two met and found they had a common style, they decided to collaborate on a collection.
But fashion wasn’t always a dream of Derulo’s. In fact, Derulo says he didn’t understand fashion growing up and that music was always his calling.
“I didn’t even know that was a thing. My brother was more that type,” Derulo recalled. “I remember my mom telling him, ‘If you get these Jordans [sneakers], you’re going to have to wear them for two years.’ And she sure made him wear them for two years — had holes in it and all kinds.”
These days, Derulo says fashion and being a music artist go hand in hand.
“You’re setting trends. You want to be on what’s happening next, rather than what’s going on right now,” he said.
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