From her innovative R&B to her coiffed look, Janelle Monae has one of the most original styles in all of music. It makes sense, then, that she would bring her distinct talents to New York Fashion Week, performing a ‘live soundtrack’ during designer Rebecca Minkoff’s show on Friday that will be live-streamed from the catwalk.
In addition to Monae’s performance, a behind-the-scenes look at the run-up to the show will be available via social media platforms like Twitter and Instagram and during the show, fans can check out Minkoff’s collection before the models hit the runway with an exclusive backstage camera. It’s all part of a larger emphasis on social media during New York Fashion Week, giving fans more opportunities than ever to engage with the event all across the globe.
No stranger to the world of fashion, Monae was recently signed as a CoverGirl spokeswoman, a fresh, original choice for the brand. And her performance comes less than a week before the Sept. 10 release of her sophomore album “The Electric Lady.” A playful mix of futuristic concepts and off-kilter yet accessible R&B, hip-hop and funk, “The Electric Lady” features guests like Miguel, Erykah Badu, Solange and her closest musical forebearer, Prince. The album is currently streaming in it’s entirety on VH1.com.
The performance is part of the American Express Unstaged series, which has live-streamed concerts from musicians like Vampire Weekend and The Killers and teamed them with directors like Steve Buscemi and Werner Herzog, respectively.
Friday’s show will be streamed on RebeccaMinkoff.com at 3pm EST and will be hosted by Kelly Osbourne.