Levine recently (and quite surprisingly) tried his hand at fashion design for
women in a new collaboration for Kmart. The singer says that he believes you
don't have to have formal fashion training to give design a go and he didn't
let his lack of experience in the field put him off the collaboration. He adds
that talent doesn't have to be schooled: "I don't know how to read
music, but I can still play. So I don't really give a (expletive) about formal
training or going to school. You don't have to be trained in everything to be
good at it."
says he didn't want to merely slap his name on the designs and says he was as
involved as possible in creating the budget-friendly collection: "I
didn't want it to just be something that I phoned in. So I was really involved
in the process."
'Maroon 5' star is currently engaged to model Behati Prinsloo and admits he
turned to her for some advice regarding the collection because he wanted to
make sure it had a female stamp of approval: "I kind of know what I
like for both men and women. I think that it's a little more difficult and
challenging when you're not, it's not something you can conceptualize, or it's
not something you can conceive of wearing. So I needed to get a little bit of
help." He adds that his clothes are his idea of "ideally
what you want to see, I guess selfishly, on a lady."