With a critically acclaimed debut album under her belt, and a ridiculously hot actor on her arm, it’s safe to say that FKA Twigs is riding high.
The toast of the fashion town and newly crowned darling of the British music industry, the artist Formally Known As (FKA) Twigs has become a bona fide insta-icon for all things achingly cool.
Dancer, songwriter, producer and singer, Gloucestershire-born Tahliah Debrett Barnett is best known for her incendiary live performances, combining her own eclectic brand of heavy beat-driven avant-pop with gorgeous vocal loops and intricately choreographed dance routines.
She’s been nominated for two BRITS, her debut album LP1(2014) was shortlisted for the prestigious Barclycard Mercury Award for Best British Album…oh, and she’s stepping out with the gorgeous Robert Pattinson.
And whilst we are all about Twigs’ musical swagger (do try and see her live, we promise you won’t regret it), it seems that this incredibly talented and beautiful young woman is also keen to make her presence felt in the fashion world.
Synonymous with rocking a ‘90s Neneh Cherry-esque off-duty cool, it’s when FKA walks a red carpet or takes to the stage that she truly comes into her own. Oh how we swooned when this young chantuese arrived at the gala launch of Alexander McQueen: Savage Beauty wearing the designer’s magnificent rainbow coloured birds-of-paradise dress from his 2008 runway collection, and that (slightly risquee) Christopher Kane bodycon number she rocked at the Met Gala? Amazing.
And don’t get us even started on her stage get-up. Like some B-Girl Jean Paul Gaultier mash up, FKA brings a signature burlesque sass to every performance, and let’s be honest, who else in the industry could possible play and dance an entire set wearing those gravity-defying bondage boots?
This young lady is sartorial dynamite, and completely deserving of her very own LOOK fashion file.