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Art And Fashion Feature: Dina Kabdolla

Presents: AYA by Dina Kabdolla - LA's up and coming fashion designer and fashion brand

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Dina Kabdolla is a Kazakh fashion designer based in Los Angeles, California where she also studied fashion, notably in the famous fashion school FIDM (Fashion Institute of Design and Merchandising, an institution famously attended by Lauren Conrad and Monique Lhuillier). Her fashion clothing brand called, ‘AYA’ by Dina Kabdolla or simply ‘AYA by DK’. The brand is inspired by her daughter named, Ayala. According to an exclusive interview with the fashion designer, she uses her own laboured art paintings and turns them into inspiration for her clothes through her textile design, creative vision and technical fashion skills from her detailed sewing and intricate designs. As Dina said on her interview, ‘from hands to prints and most of my designs are handmade but still ensuring affordability’. Where she wants to go from LA? Dina wants to enter in to the big leagues in fashion luxury, particularly in Paris, France. Her journey to becoming part a fashion designer in the big four fashion cities (Paris, Milan, London and New York) begins today, as we showcase, ‘AYA by DK’. The most compelling about AYA by DK is that Dina's fashion caters to everyone: women, men and even unisex. Isn't that amazing?
Dina Kabdolla / Via ayabydk.com

Dina Kabdolla is a Kazakh fashion designer based in Los Angeles, California where she also studied fashion, notably in the famous fashion school FIDM (Fashion Institute of Design and Merchandising, an institution famously attended by Lauren Conrad and Monique Lhuillier). Her fashion clothing brand called, ‘AYA’ by Dina Kabdolla or simply ‘AYA by DK’. The brand is inspired by her daughter named, Ayala.

According to an exclusive interview with the fashion designer, she uses her own laboured art paintings and turns them into inspiration for her clothes through her textile design, creative vision and technical fashion skills from her detailed sewing and intricate designs. As Dina said on her interview, ‘from hands to prints and most of my designs are handmade but still ensuring affordability’.

Where she wants to go from LA? Dina wants to enter in to the big leagues in fashion luxury, particularly in Paris, France. Her journey to becoming part a fashion designer in the big four fashion cities (Paris, Milan, London and New York) begins today, as we showcase, ‘AYA by DK’.

The most compelling about AYA by DK is that Dina's fashion caters to everyone: women, men and even unisex. Isn't that amazing?

Women's Collection: Autumn-Winter 2016

'Sofiane Mesh Sweat Shirt Noir' AYA by DK - sweat shirt perfect for all year round. Fashion Tips - Perfect for layering in autumn.- Perfect for wearing with 'tulle skirt' or over a 'tulle dress' which is the 2016 autumn and winter fashion trend. - Perfect for winter parties especially for New Years Eve when worn over a sleek A-Line or Pencil Cut Dress.- Perfect for spring and summer evening parties by the pool in LA, on NYC rooftop, evening cocktails in Balearic Island, Spain, aperitifs in Paris, art gallery events in London or fashion weeks in Milan, Paris, London, Barcelona and New York.
Dina Kabdolla / Via ayabydk.com

'Sofiane Mesh Sweat Shirt Noir' AYA by DK - sweat shirt perfect for all year round.

Fashion Tips

- Perfect for layering in autumn.

- Perfect for wearing with 'tulle skirt' or over a 'tulle dress' which is the 2016 autumn and winter fashion trend.

- Perfect for winter parties especially for New Years Eve when worn over a sleek A-Line or Pencil Cut Dress.

- Perfect for spring and summer evening parties by the pool in LA, on NYC rooftop, evening cocktails in Balearic Island, Spain, aperitifs in Paris, art gallery events in London or fashion weeks in Milan, Paris, London, Barcelona and New York.

Pauline KimonoThis fashion piece reminds me of one person 'Catherine Middleton, Duchess of Cambridge' back in her university days at the University of St Andrews when she modelled the . Why? The see through kimono is sleek, technically sews and seductively sexy. 'Pauline Kimono' is a versatile kimono and not just a 'la moda del mar'. It can be worn even in the city over a plain white top and a pair of white jeans or a plain black top and a pair of black jeans. I can also see Pauline Kimono be worn over a fitted nude dress, a fitted white dress or of course a little black dress with a pair of strap sandals or a pair court shoes. Nonetheless this is also perfect on an evening in Ibiza, Spain unless you prefer St. Tropez, France then this is a chicest way to go.
Dina Kabdolla / Via ayabydk.com

Pauline Kimono

This fashion piece reminds me of one person 'Catherine Middleton, Duchess of Cambridge' back in her university days at the University of St Andrews when she modelled the . Why? The see through kimono is sleek, technically sews and seductively sexy.

'Pauline Kimono' is a versatile kimono and not just a 'la moda del mar'. It can be worn even in the city over a plain white top and a pair of white jeans or a plain black top and a pair of black jeans. I can also see Pauline Kimono be worn over a fitted nude dress, a fitted white dress or of course a little black dress with a pair of strap sandals or a pair court shoes. Nonetheless this is also perfect on an evening in Ibiza, Spain unless you prefer St. Tropez, France then this is a chicest way to go.

Men's Collection: Autumn-Winter 2016

Louis V-Neck Shirt NoirMen's fashion is often defined by simplicity and functionality and the Louis V-Neck Shirt never failed the criteria. The sophisticated shirt will never fail to fit in Broadway shows in New York City or Shakespeare's the Globe. A perfect shirt that will go a long way may it be for casual or smart casual.
Dina Kabdolla / Via ayabydk.com

Louis V-Neck Shirt Noir

Men's fashion is often defined by simplicity and functionality and the Louis V-Neck Shirt never failed the criteria. The sophisticated shirt will never fail to fit in Broadway shows in New York City or Shakespeare's the Globe. A perfect shirt that will go a long way may it be for casual or smart casual.

Unisex Collection: Autumn-Winter 2016

Pierre Shirt NoirCan this is be a women's shirt dress or a man's shirt? The answer is both! Millennials are moving towards to simplicity. 'Pierre Shirt Noir' simply caters to the 2016 fashion market! These days fashion is all about accessorising just as shown above.Men's Fashion Tip- Wear this either on a medium wash pair of jeans or a pair of skinny jeans with of course a classic designed wrist watch.- Gentlemen, if you will match the Pierre shirt with a pair of skinny jeans then a pair of Chelsea Boots will be perfectly accessorised. If you opt for a medium or light wash pair of jeans then a pair of light brown brogues will perfectly match 'Pierre Shirt'.Women's Fashion Tip- Perfect to wear this with medium length chain pink gold or white gold / platinum necklace in order to accentuate the femininity of the unisex dress. - Perfectly paired with a pair of black tights (opaque tights 40-70 denier or thick opaque 70 denier and up) or even with a pair coloured tights (pink? blue? anything you fancy) with a pair knee-high leather boots or a ankle boots - depending on the season.Final Note: Ladies... do you want to show him what he is missing? Wear this - because 'the boyfriend fitting' will make him go crazy.
Dina Kabdolla / Via ayabydk.com

Pierre Shirt Noir

Can this is be a women's shirt dress or a man's shirt? The answer is both! Millennials are moving towards to simplicity. 'Pierre Shirt Noir' simply caters to the 2016 fashion market! These days fashion is all about accessorising just as shown above.

Men's Fashion Tip

- Wear this either on a medium wash pair of jeans or a pair of skinny jeans with of course a classic designed wrist watch.

- Gentlemen, if you will match the Pierre shirt with a pair of skinny jeans then a pair of Chelsea Boots will be perfectly accessorised. If you opt for a medium or light wash pair of jeans then a pair of light brown brogues will perfectly match 'Pierre Shirt'.

Women's Fashion Tip

- Perfect to wear this with medium length chain pink gold or white gold / platinum necklace in order to accentuate the femininity of the unisex dress.

- Perfectly paired with a pair of black tights (opaque tights 40-70 denier or thick opaque 70 denier and up) or even with a pair coloured tights (pink? blue? anything you fancy) with a pair knee-high leather boots or a ankle boots - depending on the season.

Final Note:

Ladies... do you want to show him what he is missing? Wear this - because 'the boyfriend fitting' will make him go crazy.

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