Fashion design at Amman Design Week 2019 showcases the possibilities of material, form, and technique with works from various designers exhibiting at the Hangar Exhibition and the takween pop-up shop.
Born in Rabat, Noureddine Amir is a Moroccan couturier who lives and works in Marrakech. He creates outfits that look like contemporary sculptures, highlighting long cuts, clean lines, and effects of the material. Various Works from his 2009, 2015, and 2018 Collections are on display at the Hangar Exhibition. These outfits showcase Noureddine’s careful and meticulous care with fabrics and materials, where he plays with textures and going as far as creating his own material.
Next door to the Hangar Exhibition at Ras El Ain Gallery lies the takween pop-up shop, showcasing work done by residents and workshop participants. Aseel Qawasmeh and Zeid Hijazi are two takween residents presenting their fashion pieces which they developed over the span of their residency at takween.
takween is a program that aims to support designers and creative entrepreneurs in Jordan through a series of learning opportunities and community-building initiatives. Focusing on creative growth, takween offers learning modules, creative mentorship, residencies, a training of trainers program, grants and networking opportunities, as well as workspaces and facilities for designers in a creative space in Jabal Amman.