silk screen printing on silk
A series of designer dresses
This project presents a series of dresses whose cut is designed with an increasingly widening hem, reaching an exaggeradted width.
The dress becomes an iconic image of a figure through which there is a possibility of becoming familiar with the other by means of an Islamic visual perception that invites love and harmony this is in contrast to the outlook of Islam that is presented in the media today with an emphasis on radicalism, violence, and killing.
The printed abstraction shapes derive from the prayer rugs that I created.
The prayer rugs print and the composition is influenced by the Wazir Khan mosque’s wall painting in Pakistan. The paintings contain floral, geometric and calligraphy Islamic motifs. I used the geometric and calligraphy motifs and combined them into abstract shapes.
The composition symbolizes the spiritual elements of the mosque and brings to life its magnificence essence. The prayer rugs are the context that brought the print design composition of the dresses to the placement layout.
In the new design through the meetings of materials, colours, shapes and patterns, the composition enables the observer to see the work as a complete piece embodying the true soul of Islam with its contemporary ideology of peace and beauty.