MOMENTS | Throwback: #FBF BANKS Covered Aaliyah’s “Are You That Somebody?”

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It’s #FBF, and because today would been Aaliyah’s 36th birthday, we’re revisiting one of our favorite covers—BANKS’ magnificent interpretation of Aaliyah’s 1998 “Are You That Somebody” for BBC Live Lounge. Aaliyah’s hit song was once referred to as “Timbaland’s greatest gift to the world,” and 13 years after her death, the legendary singer’s vocal influence is still heard in the works of artists who blend the RB, bedroom-pop, and indie-pop genres. 

MOMENTS | Link up: Balenciaga FW14, FashionTV Runway Flashback, Lanvin FW14, Travi$ Scott Remixes King Krule, Ryan McGinley

Staying relevant on the go.

1. Alexander Wang’s vision for Balenciaga this season was an ardent hybridization of textiles. The knitwear got the most impressive reinvention—cable knits were laminated with latex or bonded with leather, and rugby dresses were knit from Japanese polyester jersey.