“Simplicity is the ultimate sophistication”!
by Leonardo da Vinci
This collection goes hand in hand with perfection showing how beautiful and elegant things are when they are not lost in the single detail but when form, art and design achieve the perfect balance…Malaika is that perfect balance combining true Italian tailoring with Asian roots such as Batik and Art altogether to achieve the ultimate elegance and uniqueness.
The goal behind each tailored piece is Slow Fashion but most of all the Unicity within each style; with the philosophy of using upcycled fabrics collected over the years.
There are 3 sizes per style, each one worked out differently to highlight their irreplicability.
It is of utter importance to emphasize the uniqueness and singleness of each piece as each one stands on its own despite being part of an ensemble.
Malaika reinforces and prizes artisan-made quality over quantity and industrialization for a more sustainable Fashion worldwide.
Slow Fashion is an awareness and approach to fashion, which considers the processes and resources required to make clothing, particularly focusing on sustainability. It involves buying better-quality garments that will last for longer and values fair treatment of people, animals and the planet.
Malaika focuses on quality over quantity with its ultimate movement “unity through diversity”; combining various ethnical backgrounds as well as provenance giving more value to fabrics that are 100% Linen, 100% Cotton, 100% silk: some Shantung and some Dupion Silk, excellent for the summer….
Batiks on 100% Cotton and 100% Rayon come from the ancient Malay roots of AMBA “To Write” and TITIK “Dots” giving that touch of exotic places….all of which are remnants collected over the years and innumerable voyages around the world between Africa, Indonesia, USA and Europe.
The Designer’s true life story told this way: All the pieces are unrepeatable unless commissioned without giving the Designer any restrictions!
Last but not least, the incredible and unique final touch of artist-painter Sarah Bowyer reflects the profound expression and application of creative skill and imagination coming to life.