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The collection looks at repression and a woman's battle against solitude. Light veiling fabrics weighed down with heavy chain mail to expose a strong, feminine aesthetic beneath them. The collection includes domestic fabrics such as 1940's fillet lace curtains, veiling in various ways contrasted with chunky lingerie and sheer fabrics. Enclosure-like head pieces made from Lamb skin trap the wearer and conceal their faces. This idea is inspired by the contrast of religion and cultures in life such as Catholicism and Islam. The collection is feminine but hard edged. The colour palette is fresh including white, stone, ivory, vivid blue and indigo. Photographs 1-3 Designer: Andraya Farrag Photographer: Tom Laurance http://tomlaurance.squarespace.com/ Hair and MUA: Molly Portsmouth Model: Isabelle Koenig Photographs 4-8 Designer: Andraya Farrag Photographer: Claudia Moroni Hair and MUA: Heather B Thompson Model: Ida Gutowska
About the Designer
Andraya is based in London, United Kingdom. She studied at Central Saint Martins and graduated in 2011.
I have recently graduated from Central Saint Martins. It was a wonderful experience which I already look back on with fond memories. I studied BA (hons) Fashion Design with Marketing and received a First class degree. In my placement year I worked at Matthew Williamson and then in New York at Edun and Marchesa. Brought up in England, my mother is English and my Father Egyptian. This combination of cultures and styles lead me in my final collection to experiment with the two contrasts becoming one. My collection was selected to be showcased in the BA Central Saint Martins Press Show 2011 which was a really exciting day to be a part of.