Justin Timberlake Is Bringing Sexy Back As An Author And A Fashion Designer
Multi-talented 90s pop star Justin Timberlake has added author to his list of credentials. Last August, Justin announced on social media that he will be releasing his book called Hindsight & All the Things I Can See in Front of Me. The $40 hardcover book, which features a clean layout with the Man of the Woods singer’s face on the cover, will be released this coming October 30.
Guys, I have some news! I've been working on this for a while now and I am happy to finally give you a first look at my first book, #Hindsight. I’m looking forward to sharing these pictures and stories with you. It's coming out October 30th! https://t.co/m7vBgzxviP pic.twitter.com/GrtjULtvgI— Justin Timberlake (@jtimberlake) August 10, 2018
To describe the book, Harper Collins published a quote from Justin: "I can't help that my music shows who I am in this moment, what I'm drawn to, what I'm wondering about. I don't want to help it. What you hear in the words, what you feel in those songs—that's what I was feeling when I wrote them. I want you to see me, just like I want to see you."
Hindsight will give readers a deeper look into the life and work of Justin through a collection of anecdotes—from his love for music to his songwriting process to his take on relationship and family. Expect to see Justin getting raw, real, and candid as he opens up—in written words—about the milestones and pivotal moments that have contributed to making him who he is today.
A couple of days ago, the 10x Grammy Award-winning musician and actor also made headlines with his impressive performance at the Bryce Jordan Center in Pennsylvania, which got the crowd rocking their bodies. This concert is part of his Man of the Woods tour, organized to promote his fifth album; it started in March 2018 in Toronto, and is slated to end in Denver in January 2019.
Actress Jessica Biel's husband is on a roll—besides his music-related endeavors and other passion projects, Justin also recently launched his "Fresh Leaves" collection, a Fall 2018 collaboration with Levi's®. Unveiled last October 4, Justin worked with the design team of the clothing brand to reinvent some of the brand's most iconic pieces, lending each one unexpected tweaks to give the 20-piece men's collection a fresh and modern look.
Created at the brand's San Francisco Eureka Innovation Lab, the Levi’s® Archives, and their showroom in Los Angeles called the Haus of Strauss, Karyn Hillman (Chief Product Officer for Levi Strauss & Co.) shared that this collection was inspired by the stories behind Justin's music. She says, "We used classic materials–canvas, plaids, camo, flannels, sherpa and denim and put them onto familiar silhouettes and Levi’s® icons but remixed them by infusing streetwear elements and hints of modernity.”
Timberlake first partnered with Levi’s® when he was asked to customize the Levi’s® Trucker Jacket for the 50th anniversary of the iconic jacket. The partnership evolved as Levi’s® celebrated the launch of his Man of the Woods tour by creating eight pieces (truckers and flannel shirts) for his pop-up in NY, and helped provide him custom pieces for the tour itself.
Why "Fresh Leaves?" Justin is at a point in his life where he wants to make his own mark and introduce fresh spins on timeless pieces for the next generation to appreciate; it's like turning over a new leaf.
“Clothes are as important to a musician’s creative process and performance as the music itself. This Levi’s® collection is my attempt to share some of my experiences with fans,” says Justin.
An artist who has been in the music industry since the early 90s, the 37-year-old Justin stays relevant to this day. And as it seems, it's because of his thirst to constantly reinvent himself as well as his effort to continuously strengthen his relationship and connection with his fans through various pursuits.
Photos from @levis