Whats Poppington: Rihanna x Hackney x Katie Eary

Okay I happened to be watching BBC Hackney week live, it was a rocnation week, Jayz, Rihanna, Rita etc etc. Rihanna headlined at Hackney Weekend Festival last night. Rih was styled by Mel Ottenberg for her set. She wore black sunglasses with gold detail by Mercura NYC, who are known for their out-of-the-box designs. Her t-shirt is Katie Eary’s Screaming Cheetahs tee from the Spring/Summer 2012 collection. She also wore the highly coveted Nike x Kanye West Air Yeezy II’s and fishnet shorts by Jonathan Aston. Rihanna’s vintage gold necklace is from House of Lavande.

So who is Katie Eary?….and I dont mean Katy Perry

KATIE EARY IS THE LONDON-BASED DESIGNER WHO WILL SOON NEED NO INTRODUCTION – HER AGGRESSIVE BUT NOBLE MENSWEAR IS AN UNSTOPPABLE, INEVITABLE HURRICANE RIPPING ITS OWN PATH THROUGH FASHION.

IF DIFFICULT SOCIAL AND ECONOMIC TIMES SUCH AS THIS BRING WATERSHED MOMENTS, RARE CHANGES OF PERSPECTIVE THAT GRAB FASHION BY THE LAPEL AND DRAG IT INTO THE FUTURE, THEN KATIE IS THE YOUNG TALENT THAT REALLY IS THE BURGEONING VOICE, AND ATTITUDE, OF OUR GENERATION.

EARY STUDIED HER MA AT THE ROYAL COLLEGE OF ART AND GRADUATED IN 2008. HEAT STARTED GENERATING ALMOST IMMEDIATELY: THE FIRST CALL SHE RECEIVED WAS FROM BRITISH VOGUE. MARIO TESTINO WAS TO SHOOT HER CUSTOM-MADE PIECES ON KATE MOSS. “EVEN THE HATS,” SHE REITERATES. “I DIDN’T TRAIN TO BE A MILLINERY DESIGNER AND I DIDN’T MAKE WOMENSWEAR, YET OUT OF ALL THE PEOPLE THAT GRADUATED THAT YEAR THEY CHOSEN MY STUFF. THAT’S PRETTY INCREDIBLE.

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