KAYA, meaning ‘home’ in Ndebele, is the Spring/Summer 2018 collection by
London label PRELIM.
Featuring a 17-piece assortment of high energy ready to wear looks from
dresses, jumpsuits, body and swimsuits to kimonos, mini bomber coats and
wrap jackets; the KAYA collection explores a spectrum of tones through
dark autumn hues to colourful summery prints using custom made opulent
fabrics and patterns.
Inspired by the great South African Ndebele artist, Esther Mahlangu,
including the cultures and traditions taught by her Zimbabwean
grandmother, coupled with her experiences living in the inner city of
London, fashion designer Preline Martha began to create the follow up to
her highly anticipated second collection, in her most personalised and
intimate collection to date.
“KAYA is the perfect fusion of my Ndebele childhood mixed with my
experiences and influences living in London now. It’s a reflection of my
culture combined with my present day life celebrated through bold lines
and fabric prints. I wanted to create a collection that embodied my
African heritage but also represented modern day fashion, allowing the
pieces to be complemented by an array of styles from vintage to punk
fashion. This collection is for the woman who loves prints and is not
afraid of colour”, said Preline Martha.
The KAYA collection is available at www.prelim.co.uk and is now
housed by the KACH ME IF YOU CAN SHOWROOM in New York created by
American-Nigerian celebrity wardrobe stylist Kanayo Ebi.