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Constriction of geometrically constructed garment

Emman Alsahouti

Jazz Era Arabified

Fashion Design

Embarking on a journey fueled by a profound fascination with the timeless allure of the Jazz era and Arab graphic art, I incorporate motifs and symbols that pay homage to centuries-old traditions. Reminiscent of bold geometric patterns inspired by Arab graphic art, my designs celebrate the beauty and diversity of my culture and heritage, while fusing the similarities of Art Deco, Samurai and flapper era, and breathing new life into age-old motifs.

Furthermore, my work serves as a vehicle for storytelling, exploration and self-discovery, inviting viewers to delve into a realm of theatricality. Through the fusion of fantasy and reality, I’ve embraced the transformative power of imagination and experimentation, and used fashion as a form of artistic expression.

In essence, my artistic practice not only is a celebration of glamor and opulence but as well the boundless possibilities when tradition meets innovation. My practice pushes the boundaries of design and storytelling similar to how fantasy would meet and mix with reality.