Growing up in the 70’s & 80's surrounded by a very creative and artistic family, Mali’s love of Indian clothing was established at a young age. When her Aunt was a missionary in Kathmandu, Nepal she was sent elaborate silk clothing, tunics & kaftans that were unseen in the US at that time. Mali's love of color and style became apparent in her artworks, clothing and home décor items that she created and designed in the 90’s while also modeling and collaborating for fashion shows and events. Her move to Miami brought new perspective on fabrics and the use of color and print. Fusing her artistic mind with her experience of more than 20 years both in fashion and in the beauty industry as a MUA, she created Luxe Isle; a line of sparkling silk blend Resort Wear from India that embodies the vibrancy & playfulness of Miami and the Caribbean.
Since then, Mali has been bringing her caftan caravan to many wellness, art, fashion & fun charitable events around South Florida such as the Fashion Collective Pop Up Boutiques at Miami International Fashion Week, Fashion Happy Hour, WellFest Delray, MindBody Expo, Art Basel, Miami International Regatta, Cushman School Gala, PurSol Fashion Collective for Miami Swim Week & Wynwood Life. You can find her collection at Myra & Co. Spa, Miami, FL & The Joy West Collection in Nantucket & Aspen, USA and also at Shoptopia in Quito, Equador and Mangini Studio in Lima, Peru. She also offers personalized styling service for clients in the South Florida area for photo shoots and special events needs. Please send email inquiries to firstname.lastname@example.org.
Mali & her models (right side) after the fashion show for Miami Swim Week 2014 (above)
Being interviewed by lovely model Elisandra Tomacheski from Fashion One TV (below)
Her first kaftan from India circa 1970's:
WellFest Delray Beach 2014:
Miami Fashion Week 2014:
Fashion Show for Fashion Happy Hour @LMNT Arts August, 2014:
Mali @ the Zac Posen Fall 2014 Collection Fashion Show/Fundraiser for Shuzz: