M.I.A. developed an early interest in fashion thanks to her mother who was a seamstress in London. Before she even made it in music, M.I.A. studied at notable fashion school Central Saint Martins College in the U.K. and the skills would later help her when she released a well-received fashion line in 2008, just after her sophomore album Kala was released in 2007. With a mash up of playful prints, eclectic jewelry, and bright neon pieces mixed with a hint of grunge, M.I.A.’s style is as unique as her music. She has said that guerilla art and fashion are her biggest muses.