The Fashion Bomb News Breakdown: Jeremy Scott Designs Nicki Minaj’s Tour Costumes, Fashion Notables Talk Rebranding Africa, and Victoria’s Secret to Open Two UK Stores

Jeremy Scott designed the costumes for Nicki Minaj‘s Pink Friday 2: Roman Reloaded tour.

What do you think of these graffiti-emblazoned pieces? Are they Hot! or Hmm…? (MTV Style)

ESSENCE Editor-in-Chief Constance White moderated a discussion on the “rebranding of Africa,” the growing textile industry in several of its nations, and ultimately, if Africa’s growing economies can be a new source of luxury for Western (and now, Far Eastern) buyers. (The Cut)


• Some lucky rich person bought Carey Mulligan‘s Met Ball custom Prada dress on Ebay for $2,950. (The Cut)


Victoria’s Secret will open their first UK store July 25th, on New Bond Street at the corner of Brook Street. The launch of the new store will be fêted by some of the brand’s most recognizable Angels, though there is still no word on exactly who might show up. The next day, the intimates retailer will open another store at Westfield shopping centre in Stratford, east London. (Telegraph)



• And for my West Indians, the Toronto Revelers Mas Camp held their band launch this weekend, revealing some seriously stunning Bollywood-inspired costumes for this year’s Toronto Carnival. Check them out! (Beauty is Diverse)