#HowToStyle: Lous and the Yakuza in 8 looks


The Belgium-based Congolese Lous and the Yakuza has become one of the hottest stars of 2020 in a matter of months. On top of her dreamy voice, powerful lyrics, lofty silhouette and 2.0 empowerment, she’s a fashion icon.

CWe bet you’re singing the hypnotic Dilemme, lifted from her first album Gore, at the top of your lungs too. The young woman spills her beliefs, flaws and strengths on the breathtaking record fuelled by the Spaniard El Guicho’s powerful production who also works with Rosalia. We bet you were chomping at the bit hearing her on Cœur en miettes with Damso or Laisse moi with Hamza. Lous and the Yakuza already has the makings of a music icon.

After starting out as a model at 1.76m tall, she clearly has a keen sense of fashion. She’s a FROW regular be it Dior, Kenzo or Burberry and Chloé asked her to strut her stuff at the 2020-2021 A/W catwalk show. Nicolas Ghesquiere for Louis Vuitton made her a muse for a campaign then asked her to walk the catwalk for the 2021 S/S show. Under the stylist Elena Mottola’s guidance (one of the two faces behind the Afterhomework brand), the chameleon Lous and the Yakuza owns her street goth, elegant or architectural outfits. Here are some of her most inspiring outfits.

1/ Shades of cream – Corset, split skirt & pleated boots

2/ Crop top, boyfriend shorts, high socks & adidas Original Superstars

3/ Ottolinger check dress, leather harness & Margiela tabi boots

4/ Leather/lace corset, skirt-trench, Burberry XL puffer & heeled sandals

5/ Coperni suit, fluffy tote bag & platform boots

6/ Tie dye knit crop top, shearling jacket, Dior Saddle Bag & flares

7/ Adventurer bucket hat, XL hoodie, neon puffer, satin joggers & adidas Originals Kiellor Xtras

8/ Chloé high-waisted loose suit, roll neck, stacked rings & platform sandals

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