Beyonce’s stylist praises singer for helping young designers’ careers

Beyonce has helped a lot of upcoming designers kickstart their careers insisted the singer’s stylist Ty Hunter.The superstar is considered one of the best-dressed celebrities in the world, often wearing fashion-forward outfits courtesy of labels like B…

Beyonce has helped a lot of upcoming designers kickstart their careers insisted the singer’s stylist Ty Hunter.

The superstar is considered one of the best-dressed celebrities in the world, often wearing fashion-forward outfits courtesy of labels like Balmain, Givenchy and Fendi, while also drawing attention to lesser known brands such as Laquan Smith, Natasha Zinko and Zimmermann. And according to her longtime stylist, the Lemonade hitmaker has always been happy to experiment.

“Beyonce’s the type of person who’s not into labels. She’s like, ‘Whatever’s hot, why not?’ That’s what I liked about her,” he smiled in an interview with W magazine. “I was able to help a lot of young designers and start their careers, while working for her, like Michael Costello and Rubin Singer. Whatever she feels comfortable in works. That’s why we were able to help a lot of peoples’ careers—and still do.”

The fashionista is pleased Beyonce got a chance to collaborate with some of the biggest brands in the world, as he admitted the star didn’t always have as much choice in the style stakes while she was in Destiny’s Child with bandmates Kelly Rowland and Michelle Williams. Luckily, that changed when the trio released their chart-topping single Independent Women in September 2000.

“When I started, the reason why the girls wore Mrs. Tina so much is because no one would let us pull. It took ‘Independent Woman’ for people to start looking at the group seriously,” he recalled in an interview with W magazine. “There were showrooms that had their favorites like, ‘You can only dress Kelly.’ ‘You can only put clothes on Michelle.’ ‘You can only pull for Beyonce.’ It was like that sometimes. I loved the designers that allowed me to take a chance and show a full story and have their clothes on three beautiful women. But the ones that got it, got it.”

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Beyonce unveils vibrant collection of holiday-themed merchandise

Beyonce has unveiled a vibrant range of holiday-themed merchandise in time for Christmas.The superstar drops a fun collection prior to the festive season each year, with her previous lines tapping into the success of her 2016 visual album Lemonade. O…

Beyonce has unveiled a vibrant range of holiday-themed merchandise in time for Christmas.

The superstar drops a fun collection prior to the festive season each year, with her previous lines tapping into the success of her 2016 visual album Lemonade.

On Monday (19Nov18), Beyonce dropped her 2018 range, with the offerings including black sweatshirts and joggers emblazoned with the word “HOLIDAYONCE” across the front in neon green, a neon green T-shirt featuring a grayscale portrait of the Formation singer, and a black cropped T-shirt.

A sweatsuit set and a “HOLIDAYONCE” scarf are also available in the clothing range, while other items reference the iconography used in her epic Coachella Music Festival gigs in April (18), which paid tribute to historically black colleges and universities and featured over 100 dancers.

A set of enamel pins features the Beyonce coat of arms – including depictions of Egyptian queen Nefertiti, a black panther and black fist, nods to the Black Panther Party and members’ fight for civil rights, as well as a bee – a reference to the nickname for her fans – the Beyhive.

There is also Beyonce-themed wrapping paper, featuring the Nefertiti and panther symbols, with three sheets priced at $10 (£8), while the Homecoming Mug Set, costing $45 (£35), contains three ceramic mugs in black, pink, and gold, printed with the coat of arms images.

For those seeking merchandise from Beyonce’s On the Run II Tour, which was co-headlined by her rapper husband JAY-Z, there are OTR II items still up for grabs, including a black T-shirt with the words This Is Real Love splashed on the front, and a kids’ sweater emblazoned with the OTR II logo.

All items are currently available for sale on Beyonce’s website. The merchandise costs between $10 and $125 (£8-£98).

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