Nicki Minaj and sample from her Kmart clothing collection.
Photo: @NickiMinaj’s Twitter
Man, after all these months of waiting to see Nicki Minaj’s debut fashion line with Kmart, the moment has finally come, y’all! Barbz woke up bright and early today (after a long night at the Met Gala, nonetheless *claps*) to share some of her first samples via Twitter, and, OMG, we can already tell this is going to be one decked out collection. At a press conference earlier this year, Nicki said she’d be sharing her design process with world (“They’ll be seeing exclusive meetings and phone calls and sketches. And before you know it, the line will be here. My Barbz will be giving me information and their opinions and their true feelings”), and, boy, she wasn’t kiddin’. So far, she’s already showed us everything from high-waisted acid wash jeans to body-con dresses asking for her fans input on each item. Above, she showed off a pink captain’s hat (her signature look!) covered in metal pins with serious gold detailing. She also revealed a silk chain print bomber jacket and matching pants with the caption, “Gna make the jacket smaller. Barbz???” If that means making it cropped, we are ALL in.
Nicki also showed us some seriously wearable printed skater dresses—one with the same navy and yellow chain print from before and another in a black and cream lace design. The keyhole in the front certainly adds a touch of sex appeal to the otherwise demure frocks, but we’ll see if these make the final cut!
We also got to see a puffy white jacket with an extra large hood (that she also made in black) and tons of SUPER bright animal print accessories. Also, um, is that a zebra snapback? Please say yes.
Nicki also created a couple of “freak’um” frocks that are reminiscent of Herve Leger’s bandage dresses, and a super cute leather-look bralette with a printed peplum skirt. #WERK To give input on what you like (and don’t like!) from Nicki’s line, head on over to ShopYourWay.com!