Utilizing traditional Levantine embroidery across different mediums, Dubai-based Palestinian fashion design Faissal El-Malak showcases a collection of works bridging traditional artisan work with modern design.
With his installation, Faissal explores different media through commissions around the theme of a playful interpretation of traditional embroidery. The installation started with a series of contemporary motifs inspired by the narrative and talismanic qualities of traditional Palestinian embroidery. With bright jacquard stripes reminiscent of traditional Levantine textiles, the overall setting is in an exploration of the familiarity, expressiveness, and freedom of domestic space.
Credits: motifs by Studio Kawakeb, textile print by Alexandra Saddi, and ceramics by Xeina Al Malki.