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M.I.A. released her clothing line in 2008. The debut collection was entitled Okley Run. It was sold through the rapper’s own website as well as Opening Ceremony stores and Karmaloop.

The line was based around bold bright hues and graphic prints, which is no surprise given M.I.A.’s personal style. It included bomber jackets ($210), hoodies ($180), leggings ($85), and t-shirts ($75).

M.I.A., is a British songwriter, record producer, vocalist and visual artist of Sri Lankan Tamil descent. In addition to her work as a graphic designer, providing artwork and photography for releases and as a director of music videos, she has also experimented with documentary film and in 2008 released a collection of her fashion designs. In 2008, M.I.A. started her music label, N.E.E.T., via Interscope Records, signing Rye Rye.

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About M.I.A.

Mathangi “Maya” Arulpragasam (born 18 July 1975), better known by her stage name M.I.A., is an English recording artist of Sri Lankan Tamil heritage. She is also a songwriter, painter and director. “M.I.A.” is a play on her own name and a reference to the abbreviation for Missing in Action. Her compositions combine elements of electronic, dance, alternative, hip hop and world music. Arulpragasam began her career in 2000 as a visual artist, filmmaker and designer in west London before beginning her recording career in 2002. Since rising to prominence in early 2004 for her singles “Sunshowers” and “Galang”, charting in the UK and Canada and reaching number 11 on the Billboard Hot Dance Singles Sales in the US, she has been nominated for an Academy Award, two Grammy Awards and the Mercury Prize.

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