Tinashe: Style Secrets
Like with any good musician, when one pops up it feels like it came out of nowhere, with a fresh vibe and unique take on music. That’s exactly how it is with Tinashe. The artist’s smash hit, "2on", was put together by one of the hottest producers of the moment, DJ Mustard, and features SchoolBoy Q. The video's had a whopping 90 million-plus views and showcases Tinashe’s dance skills, proving she’s a multi-talented performer. Skills proved when she rocked the stage at our first American store launch in Boston.
You're such a high-energy performer! What’s your favorite thing about performing live?
My favorite thing [is] hearing fans from all over the world sing my lyrics back to me. When you're in Asia and two thousand fans are singing "2On", it's really clear how universal music is now.
How would you describe your personal style?
Moody. It really all depends on how I wake up in the morning. But on a day off, its all about ripped jeans, a white tee, and sneakers.
Who would you consider a style icon?
Coco Chanel. She's the epitome of style.
Now that you’ve toured and visited several different countries, what do you think makes American fashion so unique?
I’m not sure you can generalize American fashion anymore. I think fashion, as a whole, can’t be contained to one territory. Just like everything else, designers are pulling from all corners of the earth to find inspiration.
How important is fashion to your sound and how do you feel the two are linked?
Fashion and music are intertwined now more than ever. I was lucky enough to go to my first New York Fashion Week, and it was really eye opening to see what was on trend for the coming seasons. From the textures to the color palettes--all these details definitely play a part in how my sound develops.
How would you describe your style for tonight’s show?
Baggy pants and a cropped criss-crossed black top. Tonight I was in my comfort zone.