Mathangi Arulpragasam aka M.I.A is an artist, songwriter, painter, and director but did you know… she’s also a model! That outlandish singer who sang “Paper Planes” is in fact an outspoken fashion icon. This Sri Lankan fashion daredevil isn’t afraid to express her unique and unconventional style with pride.
M.I.A. has hit many red carpets one of which including the prestigious Grammys, represented high end couture designers such as Marc Jacobs and Versace, and not to mention gracing the covers of Dazed and Confused, Nylon, and Jalouse.
M.I.A.’s unorthodox style makes her entire ensemble a hodge-podge of favorite prints, fabrics, and tons of flashy jewelry! She combines her Sri Lankan culture with the U.K.’s street urban trends much like her music. Whether you think her style is crazy, gawdy, or cheap you can’t deny that you can’t miss her! Her brand is not also her music, but her appearance. You can never expect what M.I.A will wear next, she’s been caught wearing a burka on the red carpet for “Scream 2010″ held by Spike TV in L.A, which was of her own creation might I add.
In 2013, M.I.A launched her own luxury fashion line with none other than Donatella Versace herself, titled “M.I.A x Versus” for M.I.A.s Capsule Collection for Versus Versace. Her line includes clothing for men, women, shoes, and also accessories. The outfits are shirts, pants with block print fabric, and also made unisex. The strictly women’s fashion are a mix between Versace and M.I.A. depicting sleek edgy black dress with cutouts and also heavily printed tops and pants.
M.I.A.’s clothing line and personal style reflect her own fashion, unmatchable and unpredictable. She is a trendsetter and displays her power and strength as a woman not only through her music but also clothes!