Dubai-based Zena Presley creates bold aesthetic wearable art. Her Autumn / Winter 2017 Japanese inspired collection shows art splashed on suits and silk, which edges up winter staples. With wide-ranging volumes, ruffles, textures and vibrant colors, Zena’s pieces are both wildly imaginative and feminine.
The namesake label was created in 2015 as a result from her adoration of international art. For the designer, art is meant to tell a story and be shared, and now, worn. Each collection has a different art inspiration and features different artists’ work with their own value and story.
Her desire for diverse representation in fashion allows the designer to appreciate unconventionality, making every piece a bold statement. With her playful and sophisticated imagination, she combines the bright hues and dramatic prints of her art muses with clean, polished silhouettes. Zena aims to celebrate creativity in global cultures, taking emerging talent to a new canvas. With such unexpected inspirations, no two collections are ever alike.