Maluma Releases Second “Royalty by Maluma” Clothing Collection

Maluma has expanded his fashion brand…

The 28-year-old Colombian singer has released his second clothing collection via Macy’s, which includes matching sets for men and women.

Maluma, Quay Australia,Royalty by Maluma, the collection’s official name, is all about self-expression and embracing one’s extraordinary sense of style, says Maluma, who adds that he wanted to make sure the collection’s style and colors — which feature prints in bright mojito green, scuba blue and more — were inclusive to everyone and enhanced creativity and imagination.

“Fashion for me is a way of self-expression,” Maluma told Billboard, describing his vision in fashion. “Depending on colors and style, it can describe your mood or enhance it positively. Fashion is like music; creativity and imagination.”

The collection features prints with beach scenes, blue waves, palm trees and a Hawaiian travel stamp print representing his global mega-hit song “Hawaii,” which nabbed him his second No. 1 on Billboard’s Hot Latin Songs chart in 2020.

Although Maluma has long been a fashionista and collaborated in design before, this was his first time designing a summer collection. And it was special for him because he had the opportunity to create bathing suits for women.

“It was a completely memorable and inspiring experience. It was also important for me to share more of Colombia’s coastal side in this collection. I want to continue sharing Colombia with the world in all ways.”

Last weekend, Maluma wore his clothing line while taking over Resorts World Las Vegas for the launch of Maluma Land, a festival where he curated the artist lineup, featuring artists such as Zion & Lennox, BlessdBecky G and DJ Snake, among many others.

“The Maluma Land experience truly represented our music globally and introduced the new generation of Colombia’s urban music scene. I am proud to do what many did not do for me. I had many not believe in me or closed doors, and that’s not who I want to be,” Maluma adds explaining how he feels about being able to open doors for many new talents from Colombia.

Maluma’s summer clothing collection is now available in Macy’s department stores.

Cardi B Releases Latest Reebok Collection, “Let Me Be…Enchanted”

Cardi B is ready to enchant

The 29-year-old Dominican American rapper and songwriter has released her spellbinding new Reebok collaboration.

Titled “Let Me Be…Enchanted,” Cardi B’s fourth collaboration with the shoe and apparel brand debuted over the weekend, with all new kicks and limited-edition apparel in adults, kids and toddler sizes.

The newest Reebok x Cardi collection is available in select stores and online at Reebok and Footlocker. A second installment of the collection will drop sometime this summer, Women’s Wear Daily reports.

Reebok x Cardi B CollectionCardi B’s newest collab “makes a statement” with a “range of bold colors and an attitude to match,” according to Reebok. The collection is available in adult sizes ranging from 2XS to 2XL and priced between $75-$300 for adult sizes and $75-$50 for kids and toddlers.

Reebok x Cardi B CollectionThe shoe designs include three iterations of Cardi B’s Freestyle Hi shoes ($90) which come in women’s sizes 5-12, as well as kid’s sizes ($75) and toddler sizes ($50). Available in glass blueboulder grey and quartz glow, the stylish high-top sneakers feature “transparent straps, nodding to the transparent way Cardi B lives her life, and Cardi’s signature tongue graphic on the tongue of the silhouette,” Reebok said per WWD.

Reebok x Cardi B CollectionOn the apparel side, one of the bolder pieces in Cardi’s new collection is the pink, faux fur ombre jacket ($300) available in sizes ranging from 2XS-2XL. Another head-turning piece that’s already flying off shelves is the compression-style, figure-hugging leotard ($75). The leotard has a versatile, two-in-one design that allows users to wear it with or without the included bralette, while mesh details add texture and create a layered look.

Reebok x Cardi B Collection

The leotard is available in plus sizes, but sold out in smaller sizes. Cardi’s latest collection also features berry-colored Classic Leather V2 Women’s Shoes ($110) available only for Reebok members.

Lin-Manuel Miranda to Serve as Co-Chair & Host of This Year’s Met Gala

Lin-Manuel Miranda is ready to Met a new challenge…

The 42-year-old Puerto Rican actor, singer-songwriter, rapper, playwright, producer and film director will as one of the hosts and co-chairs of this year’s Met Gala.

Lin-Manuel MirandaMiranda will host the event, which will reflect the strong Hollywood theme, alongside Ryan ReynoldsBlake Lively and Regina King.

The Met Gala, set for May 2, a primary source of income for the Metropolitan Museum of Art’s Costume Institute, follows last September’s scaled-back, pandemic-restricted “mini-gala” that launched the Met’s two-part exhibition “In America: An Anthology of Fashion.”

The exhibit will include “cinematic vignettes” exploring the roots of American fashion and designed by film directors King, Sofia Coppola, Martin Scorsese, Chloé Zhao, Tom Ford, Janicza Bravo, Julie Dash and Autumn de Wilde.

Ford, Adam Mosseri and Anna Wintour will continue their roles as honorary co-chairs for the May event.

The “In America: An Anthology of Fashion” exhibit will open to the public on May 7.

Karol G Partners with Crocs for Two Distinctive Silhouettes with Charms Designed by the Singer

Karol G is croc-in’ out…

The 31-year-old Colombian singer has teamed up with Crocs in a collaboration that celebrates Valentine’s Day and self-love.

Karol G x CrocsKarol G and the shoe brand announced their partnership by unveiling two distinctive silhouettes, the Karol G X Crocs Classic Clog ($70) and the Karol G X Crocs Mega Crush Clog ($110), decorated with charms that were designed by the “Bichota” singer herself.

According to an official description of the two designs, the Mega Crush Clog features an “enhanced rubber tread, updated detailing around the outsole” and comes with its own exclusive Karol G custom Jibbitz charms. The Classic Clog come with a rose-red color base, decorative barbed wire, heart-shaped Jibbitz, metal heart clips on the heel strap and safety pin charm.

Karol G x Crocs

“Today is a reminder to all my fans to celebrate self-love,” Karol G said in a statement. “My collab with Crocs has been an amazing experience, it was such an honor to be able to work on the design and create the Jibbitz charms to truly express the message I wanted to come across when people saw them: LOVE, SELF-LOVE!”

Hoping to purchase the Karol G Crocs?

Fans will have until February 18 to enter a drawing by visiting www.crocs.com for a chance to purchase the collection. If they win the drawing, they will be notified, according to Crocs.

Most recently, Karol G scored her 12th No. 1 on Billboard‘s Latin Airplay chart with “Sejodioto.” With 12 No. 1s on the all-Latin genre ranking, she moves into sole possession of the second-most among women, after Shakira’s 15 leaders.

Karol G — who released “MAMIII,” her first-ever collab with Becky G last week — was previously tied with Gloria Estefan for the second-most No. 1s among women.

Jennifer Lopez Appears in Coach’s “That’s My Ride” Spring 2022 Campaign

Jennifer Lopez is riding high

The 52-year-old Puerto Rican superstar appears in Coach’s “That’s My Ride” Spring 2022 campaign unveiled on Tuesday.

Jennifer Lopez, Coach, That's My Ride

This season, Coach reworked its signature Horse and Carriage image to include the brand’s first-ever house logo reimagined for a new generation. Megan Thee Stallion, Noah Beck, Wisdom Kaye and Kōki are also featured in the campaign.

The unisex collection includes hoodiescross body bags, large and mini tote bags, backpacksfanny packs and more in white, orange, blue and pink color palettes.

Photographed by Tyler Mitchell and captured in cities across the globe, the campaign was created in collaboration with new Coach ambassadors Dean Fujioka and Shawn Dou, TikTok star Parker Kit Hill and comedian Elsa Majimbo.

Evoking nostalgic ride scenes from music and movies, Megan and Lopez and other members of the Coach family are featured using multiple forms of transpiration.

Lopez, for example, strikes a pose riding a BMX bike while Megan battles it out in bumper cars at a boardwalk amusement park. The Houston native shared a video from the campaign on her Instagram account Tuesday with the caption “Thee main attraction.”

Lopez posted a video as well, captioned, “How I’m riding this spring.”

Maluma Named New Face of Versace Man’s Latest Advertising Campaign

It’s a high-style first for Maluma

The 27-year-old Colombian singer-songwriter has been named the new face of Versace Man for the fashion brand’s latest advertising campaign.

Maluma, Versace Man

This marks his first campaign with the luxury fashion house that was founded by the late Gianni Versace.

In a set of photographs by duo Mert Alas and Marcus Piggott, Maluma is rocking a hot-pink suit, a green dress vest, and a varsity jacket finished with brand patches and “Donatella” embroidery, welcoming the 2022 Spring-Summer collection.

Maluma, Versace Man

“Maluma has long been a part of my Versace family and I’m so excited for him to star in his first campaign with Versace,” Donatella Versace said in a statement. “I loved the way he played with the camera and the fact that he was as much at ease in front of the camera as he is in front of a stadium full of people singing his songs!”

For Maluma, who also models with his own dog, Buda, fashion is one of his biggest passions outside of music.

“For me, this is a dream come true to be the face of an iconic fashion house like Versace and continuing to represent Colombia globally through music, fashion, and much more,” he expressed. “Together, we have created memorable moments with custom performance and red carpet looks, magazine covers, and the amazing Met Gala 2021 design. With this campaign, we are creating more memories as a fashion family together. One of my greatest highlights for 2022 will be my dog Buda in his first campaign with me – A man’s best friend joins fashion. This is to have many more memories with my Versace family.”

In a comment on Instagram, Donatella congratulated Maluma, calling him a “superstar” and “our Versace king.” “The world’s not ready to see these photos of you,” she noted.

Cardi B Releases New Reebok Collection Inspired by the Bright Lights of the Big Apple

Cardi B is lookin’ to kicks it in the New Year…

Following the popular Reebok x Cardi B capsule collection that dropped this summer, the 29-year-old half-Dominican American Grammy-winning rap superstar is releasing another collection, this one inspired by the bright lights of her hometown of New York City at night.

Cardi B x ReebokThe drop, called Let Me Be…In My World Nighttime,” comes with a new metallic Cardi B Classic Leather sneaker, as well as an entirely new apparel line-up.

Filled to the brim with luxe materials and bright color blocking, from tight-fitted crops and tights to oversized cargo pants, the collection is “built to carry any hustler through the after hours of New York City nightlife.”

The inclusive sizes range from 2XS to 4X.Cardi B x Reebok

The “Let Me Be…In My World Nighttime” collection also features the Cardi B Classic Leather sneaker in several new metallic colorways.

The drop also features a variety of footwear available in children’s sizes.

Shop the whole Cardi B x Reebok collection here.

Kali Uchis Featured in Pirelli’s Official 2022 Calendar

Kali Uchis is officially a calendar girl…

Pirelli’s annual calendar for 2022 has arrived, backed by a star-studded cast of 10 stars, including the 27-year-old Colombian American Grammy-winning singer, photographed by musician Bryan Adams.

Pirelli, Kali UchisIn addition to Uchis, this year’s photo shoot — which follows an “On the Road” theme pitched by Adams himself — features Cher, Iggy Pop, Jennifer Hudson, Rita Ora, Normani, Grimes, St. Vincent, Bohan Phoenix and Saweetie posing for portraits at Los Angeles’ iconic Palace Theatre and the Chateau Marmont, as well as Italy’s Capri at the La Scalinatella Hotel.

 

Pirelli, Kali UchisContinuing the trade magazine’s more subtle image (the calendar was once known for its racy imagery prior to the 2010s), this year’s stars went for glamour, each in their own unique way.

Pirelli, Kali UchisSpeaking about the inspiration for this year’s theme, Adams told Pirelli, “It wasn’t too difficult, if I’m honest, because on the road is what I’ve been doing for the last 45 years. When I proposed it, I almost thought maybe this had been done before because it’s such an obvious thing, and I thought the symbiotic relationship would be good, the idea of musicians who travel and a company that makes tyres. It makes sense to me. I thought they might have thought it was a bit too much on the nose, but in the end they loved it.”

Maluma Reunites with Quay Australia for Second Collection, Including Prescription Sunglasses

Maluma is a glass(es) act once again…

Following his popular collection with Quay Australia back in June, the 27-year-old Colombian singer and fashion icon has launched a second collection with the eyewear company.

Maluma, Quay Australia,

The second collection includes new looks and the sold-out “On the Fly” style, now available in new colorways and categories, including sunglasses, prescription glasses and prescription sunglasses, starting at $55 on Quay.com.

“There’s a magic to eyewear that makes you fall in love with accessorizing,” Maluma says. “During my Papi Juancho tour, I incorporated some of our new collection to express a true reflection of how I wanted to portray myself creatively. With this collection, I want our customers to make the new styles symbolic for their personal expression and statement.”

This collection marks Quay’s first foray into prescription sunglasses, which retail for $150 for a complete pair.

In addition to Maluma’s “On the Fly” style, Quay is also releasing a total of 15 styles in the prescription sunglass category, including some of their trendy bestsellers like the After Hours” winged square frames, the High Key” aviators and the timeless “Hardwire.

The prescription glasses boast high-quality frames lenses that are anti-reflective, high-index, scratch resistant with UV protection.

Shop the full Quay x Maluma collection here.

Bad Bunny Graces Cover of Allure Magazine’s November Issue

Bad Bunny is certainly Allure-ing

The 27-year-old Puerto Rican reggaeton/Latin trap superstar graces the cover of Allure magazine’s November issue.

Bad Bunny, Allure Magazine Cover

Rocking different bold outfits for the photo shoot, Bad Bunny opens up about gender non-conformity in the article.

“When I was starting to make my music, my style came as part of the process of liberating my mind and liberating spirit,” he said. “Since I was young, I had it in me — I just had to liberate it.”

Bad Bunny, Allure Magazine Cover

In addition, Bad Bunny talks to Patricia Tortolani about his approach to beauty, his love of WWE and his upcoming acting roles in Narcos: Mexico and Bullet Train.

The article is available in both English and Spanish.

 

Bad Bunny was photographed by Camila Falquez for the cover story.