Idris Elba Lauches New Clothing Line And Reveals That Michael Jackson Is His Style Icon

Sources: Evening Standard | All Things Michael

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Idris Elba has launched his own fashion range – and revealed his style icon is Michael Jackson.

The Luther star, 42, has spent six months working with British clothing company Superdry to create his 250-piece collection.

The Golden Globe-winning actor was asked about his style icons at the launch of his range, part of a showcase for London Collections: Men.

He said: “I can only think of Michael Jackson but I obviously haven’t stepped into Michael’s threads. My inspiration was the concept of 24-hour business.”

“People describe me as the hardest working man in showbusiness which is true. But the reason I can do that is because I can stay comfortable. I can stay up for long periods of time and get stuff done. Part of that journey is what I wear all day long.”

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Guests at last night’s launch party, held at the Superdry Store in Regent Street, included model David Gandy and rapper Tinie Tempah.

Elba, who wore one of his own hoodies printed with his initials, said: “A lot of the designs are based on what I like to wear and what’s comfortable for me. You can wear it in the morning and then you’ll probably end up at work and then end up at dinner later and still wear it. That’s the idea behind it.”

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