Nasser-Khoury's work is very much inspired by his homeland Palestine where traditional embroidery still has a place in fashion aesthetics. He worked with local artisans to stay true to the embroidery tradition and traditional garments of the region but puts his own spin to it. The synthesis created a product that is pure genius and I've seen nothing like it from a Middle Eastern designer.
There is a certain uncanny richness to the collection and this richness is enhanced by the stern expressions on the models' faces. Seemingly, through these expressions and through the garments, the designer seeks to provide commentary on the Palestinian people and their occupied status.
The collection features 22 pieces and is on display at The Mosaic Rooms until 03/09/11. Anyone in London should go and tell me how it is!
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