If anyone could be part Amy Winehouse and part Selena Quintanilla with an eccentric taste in fashion, it would be Columbian-American artist Kali Uchis. Kali is creating a world of her own. Directing her own music videos, designing her own line of merchandise, designing artworks, and rebelling against the idea of following trends, Uchis loves taking artistic control (if it's not obvious enough).
When she said 'Be unique and live your own life' in an interview with Vogue, she wasn't lying - just take a look at her Instagram. Whether it's an all-cheetah print outfit while drinking a martini or wearing a pearl-covered bra, necklace, skirt, and armband set, the 24-year-old is here to prove that she is to be taken seriously when it comes to style.
Logos, Logos, & More Logos
The Grammy-nominated artist is grabbing every opportunity to make a fashion statement with her logo-screaming pieces. Uchis is a huge fan of taking fashion inspiration from past eras, evident in her penchant for vintage Dior monogram pieces, which were very popular back in the 90s. For those who like to wear pink on a Wednesday, Kali Uchis in an all-pink Dior monogram outfit should serve as an inspiration. Always one to put her spin on a look, part from major fashion houses, Kali customised her black outfit by wearing a gold belt that spelt out her last name in large letters.
Let's Get Political
Selena Quintanilla-Perez is one of Uchis' many icons, so it comes as no surprise that she performed at the recent Selena for Sanctuary benefit in NYC, a fundraising concert series that champions immigrant rights advocacy. What's just as cool as the social cause is Uchis' custom-made outfit for her performance. Designer Patrick Church presented his signature hand-painted figurative drawings, along with Uchis’ own political messaging: no cages, no human being is illegal, no prisons, and no borders. The matching bra and pants set couldn't be more timely.
Let's Get Coordinated
There seems to be a pattern when it comes to Uchis' closet: matching pieces in different hues. From magenta blazer co-ords to a pink slip dress with a matching turtleneck, the artist is a big fan of monotone dressing. A favourite of ours is the yellow bodycon dress featured in her 'After The Storm' music video from her 'Isolation' album. Paired with yellow tights and yellow slingback heels, Uchis is as extra as it gets. Her style is definitely like her music - vibrant, experimental, and unconventional.