The past few months we have seen a lot of rappers turn into fashion designers. Kanye West has been debuting his fashion collections in Paris Fashion Week. Today we have news about rapper Will.i.am and his work in the world of fashion. NY Magazine is reporting that the rapper from Black Eyed Peas is being sued for $2 million by a clothing company called I.Am.Clothing for allegedly bailing on a contract he signed with them back in 2010. The clothing company claims that Will.i.am is refusing to uphold his agreement to help design and market their clothes.
Who knows what actually happened here, but unlike most other celebrity-turned-fashion designers, Will-i-am is actually trained in design. He studied fashion design at the Fashion Institute of Design & Merchandising in L.A. before he became a rapper, and he launched his own clothing line called I.Am in 2005. I haven’t come across the I.Am collection, but if Will’s own personal style is anything to go by, it is probably pretty stylish. He is often one seriously cool looking man. I love also how he has redefined the rapper aesthetic. In the pic of him here, at the opening of Marquee Nightclub at The Star Casino in Sydney on the 30th of March he could totally be a successful fashion designer, don’t you think?