With the advent of increasing prejudice, I thought how do we bring cultures together? How do we, as a universally connected fashion industry spread the message of humanity? And so here it is...The [ L O V E ] Dress. Our universal goal is more LOVE and NO war. We want to exchange our ideals and creativity with each other, share our fashion design aesthetics and make it a reciprocal process. It's an openness to learn and build and share with each other, learn from each other whether in the design room, executive office or political haven. Arabic is a language celebrated with love by millions of people. The [ L O V E ] Dress chooses to celebrate those who speak with LOVE.
With it's beautifully curved lines, sweeping gestures and sharp angels Arabic symbols and writing have always captured my aesthetic. It was my desire to design a dress with a message. Can fashion promote universal healing? As a designer I find inspiration in all cultures. And so it is, with all this unnerving animosity worldwide, I have chosen LOVE. Fashion initiatives from some designers have chosen to stop violence, like Walter Van Beirendonck’s ‘Stop Terrorizing our World’ tunic. Radical groups propagate terror like ISIS sewing fashion and ignorant perspectives whether by Pierre Berge babbling about the 'enslavement' of Islamic woman or Laurence Rossingnol the French minister disclaiming the modern abaya do nothing but incur skepticism. My position is to promote fashion design with healing power, inspiration and that good 'ole feeling we all say we want and need but don't regularly enact upon..... L O V E.
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