Nobody does fashion bootlegging – or custom knock-offs, if you will – like Imran Moosvi! The artist and designer has created wild concert looks for Bad Bunny and Billie Eilish, two of the upcoming music stars who stand out for their fashion as much as for their music.
In a recent concert at the Staples Center in Los Angeles, California, Bad Bunny wore an ensemble that can only be described as fashion misfits sticking it up to the establishment, tongue-in-cheek. The baby-faced trap rapper stood out with his loud look that Eilish also wore in a different occasion – a cornflower blue canvas pant and jacket set with the largest Louis Vuitton (LV) logos we have ever seen! Even the brand’s iconic monogram are rendered in a size that can be seen from several feet away.
Bad Bunny’s fashion style has been described as both chic and dorky, an unlikely combination considering that these two words aren’t usually said in the same sentence among fashion-conscious people. But Bad Bunny has a confident aura about him that makes it a pleasure to watch him strut the streets and the stage in brightly-colored overalls, apparently his signature style that has featured in many of his videos. In his Cuál Es Tu Plan video, for example, he wears a Tommy Hilfiger overalls without a shirt and accessorized it with rabbit head-inspired furry, bubblegum pink earphones, cute candy cane red Roberi & Fraud sunglasses, and quirky shoes.
In the video for Como Soy, Bad Bunny wore overalls with an X-crossed back and paired it with a red bucket hat. In his Mia video, he donned a black and yellow striped overalls that would have made every dork – and Bettlejuice, for that matter – proud. He even dared to show his baby fat and, in the process, also stole the show, and the audience loved him for it.
His apparent obsession with overalls makes him unique among his fellow rappers. Who, after all, among rap and hip-hop artists will dare wear a piece of clothing reminiscent of little boys? Bad Bunny, however, looks great in them and he rocks them like it’s the most natural thing in the world to wear for a grown man.
For Coachella, Bad Bunny wore a Moosvi creation – a black Murakami-style tracksuit in cotton candy colors.
Billie Eilish is another artist whose music sensibility matches the fashion sense of Moosvi, and the LV-emblazoned blue jacket is just among his many choices. The singer wore the Moosvi’s creation while on a stroll around Coachella’s concert grounds.
Some publication are even calling Bad Bunny and Eilish as style soul sisters!
Eilish, of course, can stand on her own with her brand of music and fashion. At just 16 years old, she’s taking the music industry by storm with hits like Ocean Eyes and You Should See Me in a Crown. Music industry insiders, fellow artists, and fans can’t praise her music enough while fashion insiders praise her unique style.
During her debut at Coachella, for example, Eilish wore an oversized white sweatshirt with rhinestones spelling out “Siberia” across the breast. She paired it with rhinestone-emblazoned baggy shorts and white Nike Air Force 1 sneakers.
Eilish also favors head-to-toe brand-emblazoned outfits and so her choice of Moosvi’s in-your-face LV-emblazoned jacket was in line with her fashion sense.
Who’s the fashion genius behind their say-it-out-loud looks? Imran Moosvi is considered as at the forefront of the logo-mania craze of 2019, one that has its roots in the 1980s and 1990s when fashion was about getting one’s favorite brand out there, literally and figuratively.
The 23-year old artist and designer has a huge social media following, a proof in the Internet Age of being larger than life. His reputation hinges on his ability to tread the fine line between creative license and bootlegging, and he’s becoming a favorite among artists who prefer unorthodox, fashion-forward items.
Moosvi has been inspired by several international fashion houses, from Louis Vuitton to Gucci and everything else in between. He has transformed the perception of bootleg from being cheap and inferior knockoffs from Chinatown to being a high-end brand of custom knock-offs that people are willing to pay top money.
His line includes clothing, shoes and accessories. His customers have included several of the brightest stars in the rap and hip-hop industry including Bad Bunny. He even designed a doll wearing a teensy-weensy charming LV-emblazoned onesie and toilet paper with Gucci print all over it – just because even an ass-wiper needs to be branded.
Moosvi isn’t a stuck-up designer and it shows in his creations. He once said, “Everything I do is meant to just be fun. Like, at the base of it all.” He doesn’t take himself too seriously and he just wants to have fun and make others smile.
But while his designs are being worn by many fashion-forward artists, he asserted that he isn’t “really fashion”.
Moosvi isn’t bothered in the slightest about detractors writing off his creations as mere knockoffs or him being called a copier or his monogrammed creations criticized. It’s a probably a good thing, too, since we won’t have his fun designs now.