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Rave`s not dead! Versace`s tribute for Keith Flint

Versace`s latest menswear collection, which debuted at Milan Fashion Week over the weekend, is the infallible proof that rave is still a thing.  Donatella Versace celebrated the life of Keith Flint by dedicating her latest menswear show to the late The Prodigy frontman. The Milan catwalk this weekend with models bearing the double mohawks and tinted bug-eye sunglasses that Flint famously sported.


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The Italian fashion designer, who was friends with the musician, centered the designs in her spring/summer 2020 show on Flint’s style. There were leather jackets, vibrant colors, and aggressive prints.  And lurex sweaters gave credence to the overall punk and underground aesthetic of the band. Several of the looks on display nodded to 1990’s rave culture. Simultaneously, touches of tie-dye and denim exhibited Flint’s largely laid-back attitude off stage. A few of the models referenced The Prodigy frontman’s signature hairstyle. Leather pants with metal eyelets are paired with checkered knits and biker accessories.
“I dedicate this collection to my old friend. He was disruption… and he performed right here the last time he was in Milan.” shared Versace during her post-show interview.

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“Milan smells of sex and death. I like to bring the ugly to the beauty,” stated Flint when interviewed at the time.

Versace’s tribute collection to Keith Flint is their spring 2020 menswear offering. They’ll drop the line early next year both in stores and online.

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Flint`s legacy

Flint died in March aged 49. Apart from the Versace show, fans and friends from all around the world paid tribute to the fallen rock star as well.

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Last month, his bandmates sent a message to fans encouraging them to seek help if troubled by mental health. “It has been a tough time for everyone over the last few weeks since Keef’s passing,” the band wrote on Instagram. “If you are struggling with depression, addiction or the impact of suicide, please do not suffer in silence. “The Prodigy fully support the campaign to improve mental health for all and give it the respect it deserves. For professional advice in the UK please visit the calm zone  or samaritans.  For local services around the world, please seek help here.

In other news, a special tribute DJ performance in honour of Flint has been announced for Glastonbury 2019.

*photo credit: Versace (instagram)/ theprodigy.com



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