Nicki Minaj teaming with Fendi on capsule collection

Nicki Minaj in new Fendi campaign. Credit: Instagram - @nickiminaj

Nicki Minaj has collaborated with Fendi on a capsule clothing collection.

The Starships hitmaker teased a partnership with the Italian fashion house in July by sharing a photograph of her wearing a neon pink furry outfit featuring the signature Fendi print on Instagram, and the collection, titled Fendi Prints On, has now been officially announced.

Nicki, who recently announced her retirement from music, was photographed by Steven Klein for the campaign, in which she stars alongside models posing in the outfits around a swimming pool. In one snap, the rapper can be seen wearing a silver bikini top, a high-waisted skirt covered in sequins and a silver jacket, and in another, she sports a furry pink cap, oversized pink gloves, and two different pink handbags.

The collection also features swimwear, shoes, figure-hugging dresses and a padded coat, with all items covered in the Fendi logo and either in neon pink or metallic silver.

The 36-year-old shared the images on her Instagram account, including one which depicted a model wearing a pink hoodie featuring her face, and remarked on how far she'd come.

"Don't you ever doubt yourself. If anyone would've told me as a lil girl from Trinidad that grew up poor that one day my face would be on a piece of @Fendi clothing, I would've laughed," she tweeted.

While Fendi's chairman and chief executive officer Serge Brunschwig has praised Nicki as a perfect fit for the label.

"She is a great artist and one of the best rappers. Fendi shares great affinity with her," he told WWD. "She represents one of Fendi's dimensions, the fun aspect of the brand and she will present it extremely well... Yes, she is extreme, but we are not afraid of that and found it very interesting working with her... (the collection) very colourful and strong; it makes a statement. We are super happy."

Fendi Prints On, which refers to lyrics in Nicki's track Chun-Li, launches online on 14 October.

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