Kelly Maglia Launches – #GetAGrip and its Beyond Awesome!
Kelly Maglia has been a staple fashion icon in the pole and aerial community since 2010. She has custom designed some of the most well known artists in our industry and continues to push the limits in her edgy designs.
Kelly’s new collection from Kelly’s Closet is her most sought after collection yet! Many polers experience major grip issues and Kelly found a solution to this.
Kelly is launch five entire collections today, which are sure to run quicker off the shelves than Usain Bolt doing the 100 yard dash! Today she launches:
- Like a Boss
- All Tied Up
- Animal Instincts
Kelly’s closet is inspired by own personal wardrobe, which, in turn, is inspired by the fashion of 80s metal bands. Growing up, she was a huge – although closeted – hair metal fan. She loved the over-the-top music and the leather and lace and big hair! She still love’s it now, and dress like that on a daily basis. Kelly’s Closet reflects that – albeit, the garments are modernized versions of their 80s counterparts. And future collections won’t necessarily remain in that narrow style. You will be able to purchase costumes AND streetwear that are inspired by the outfits in my forthcoming music videos and live shows. And what she love’s most about Kelly’s Closet is that it straddles the line between stage and street. The garments are theatrical, but they can also be worn for a night out, or to an audition, or simply to the coffee house when you feel like being a badass J.
Kelly Maglia is known throughout the pole dance community as a cutting-edge costume designer, and now, her new collection of “Get a Grip” Liquid Vinyl pole wear promises to be nothing short of revolutionary. No longer is a pole dancer relegated to wearing string bikinis, panties, or sports bras. Now, she – or HE – can be fully covered from head to toe and not slip off the pole!
Designed with the needs of both the amateur and competitive pole dancer in mind, this collection boasts a wide range of rehearsal garments and costume pieces for every body type. Grippy leggings, catsuits, a trenchcoat, a moto jacket, thigh-highs… the costuming possibilities are endless. This will open up opportunities for pole dancers to perform public venues where more skimpy attire might be inappropriate. Kelly has even designed both performance and practice pieces that aid with grip and comfort on the pole in specific moves: namely, the Ayesha, the shoulder mount, and the Fonji.
Kelly also teamed up with powerhouse poler and designer, Brandon Grimm, to bring the pole world its first-ever men’s pole collection. “Get a Grip” will launch with four men’s pieces that can be worn in rehearsal or performance – garments that are designed with men’s specific needs in mind, such as a cotton brief built in to the Liquid Vinyl legging.
How did this powerhouse collaboration come about? Brandon tells us the inside goss:
“It goes without saying that men are in the minority when it comes to the pole community. Men also tend to perspire more, especially when challenged physically. In addition to that, men’s pole wear is also relatively difficult to come by. Kelly knew about my background in fashion design and was aware that I make all of my own costumes.
Even more, Kelly’s Liquid Vinyl collection can aid with comfort on and off the pole. Dancers with chrome or other metal allergies will no longer have to put so much of their skin in contact with the pole. Also, students or competitors working specific moves over and over will benefit from the extra protection the fabric provides, keeping their skin fresher longer for more extended training. And freezing pole studios no longer need to be a deterrent to training in winter, as the Liquid Vinyl keeps heat close to the body without encouraging external sweating.”
Kelly Maglia has been costuming dancers for a decade, and since she is a pole dancer herself, she intricately understands the pleasures and perils of this particular apparatus. She is delighted to unleash this revolution on the pole community. Are you ready to #getagrip? If so, #jointherevolution at www.kellymaglia.com
Photographer: Mike Quain
Make Up: Kandi McCall
Hair: Denise MacLean