SO2 MAY 28
For the cover of Hunger magazine's Rankin's Collectors Issue British-Jamaican singer and rapper Stefflon Don complemented her black 'fit with sunglasses from prestigious eyewear label Carrera. (Photo: Rankin)


SO2 adores Brandon Blackwood! Why? Because he continues to make us proud.

American music mogul Beyoncé, who is currently on her Renaissance World Tour, donned a head-to-toe look from the Jamaican-blooded designer for her opening number at Sunderland's Stadium of Light in the UK on Tuesday. The ensemble features a glistening blue gown with a boat neck design and thigh-high slit, gloves, and shoes, all from Blackwood.

The Renaissance World Tour is the ongoing ninth concert tour by Beyoncé. It was announced on February 1, 2023, in support of her seventh studio album, Renaissance. The concert run began on May 10, 2023, at Friends Arena, in Stockholm, Sweden, and will end on September 27 at Caesars Superdome Parking Lots, New Orleans, Louisiana.


Styling: Kelvin "K J" Moody

Assist: Vance Gamble

Stefflon Don opted for wavy blonde tresses for the feature. (Photo: Rankin)
Rock-blooded British singer Celeste was a picture of elegance for the Lady Dior Bag campaign. (Photo: Brigitte Lacombe)
British-Jamaican sprinter Dina Asher-Smith styled an oversized Nike T with a belt and stilettos. (Photo: Carla Güler)
Asher-Smith modelled the Nike Sportswear Essential Women's Bodysuit Tank, Nike Bomber Jacket and Nike Fanny Pack. (Photo: Carla Güler)
Nike Fleece Coat, Nike Air Max Pulse Women's Shoes and Nike Sportswear Fleece Mid-Rise Shorts completed Asher-Smith's look. (Photo: Carla Güler)
King Carl XVI Gustaf of Sweden (left) presented Island Records founder Chris Blackwell with the Polar Music Prize. (Photo: IG: @goldeneye)
Island Records founder Chris Blackwell (Photo: IG: @goldeneye)
Chris Blackwell (centre) is flanked by Marika Kessler and Yusuf Islam, the musician formerly known as Cat Stevens.
The celebratory party of (front row, from left) Captain Lesa Thomas-Dodd; Theresa Roberts, co-principal of Jamaica Patty Company and newly appointed special investment envoy in the area of Culture and Arts; Shenika Ramsay, business development executive at Jamaica Tourist Board UK; (From left, back row) Jamaica Patty Co co-principal Andrew Roberts; former Jamaica Observer Business Editor Ricky Browne; Rohan Hallett, government councillor from Wandsworth; Dr Howard Haughton, leadership adviser; Alaistair Sharp, managing director at Citi; Christine Hallett; Dawnette Craig, attorney at law; and Michael Ramsey, business strategy advisor, huddled for a photo op in front of the Jamaica Patty Company in London.
Beyoncé opening her Renaissance World Tour in a Brandon Blackwood number at Sunderland's Stadium of Light in the UK. (Photo: IG: @brandonblackwoodnyc)
Brandon Blackwood's custom-made gown for Beyoncé (Photo: IG: @brandonblackwoodnyc)
Brandon Blackwood's custom-made shoes for Beyoncé (Photo: IG: @brandonblackwoodnyc)
(Photo: IG: @brandonblackwoodnyc)
Brandon Blackwood's custom-made gloves for Beyoncé (Photo: IG: @brandonblackwoodnyc)
Beyoncé performs at Sunderland's Stadium of Light in the UK (Photo: IG: @brandonblackwoodnyc)
Cameron Bailey, CEO of Toronto International Film Festival (TIFF), flanked by TIFF board member Donette Chin-Loy Chang (left) in a design by Greta Constantine, and Tanya Tenn-Hugh, former Toshiba executive, were spotted on the red carpet at Cannes. (Photo: Courtesy of Donette Chin-Loy Chang)
At the screening of Steadfast, a documentary about the life of Grenadian-born Jean Augustine, the first woman of colour appointed to the Federal Parliament of Canada, were (from left) producer and director Fahim Hamid Ali, Augustine's daughter Valerie, TIFF board member Donette Chin-Loy Chang, and the woman of the hour Jean Augustine.(Photo: Courtesy of Donette Chin-Loy Chang)
Rock-blooded designer Brandon Blackwood.

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