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This collections stems from my up bringing in the middle east and my current life in New York, it is a conversation between modern western fashion and traditional eastern fashion. I play on exposure of specific controlled aspects of the body and accentuate others by framing them with three dimensional surface details, like the ruff around the face in the last look. The collection has contrasting fabrics some lighter, like organza and charmeuse, others very dense, like bonded cotton and alpaca wool, to play on the opposite cultures that inspired me. The collection also concentrates on symmetry and seaming details that were directly inspired by a Muslim architectural detail called Muqarnas.
About the Designer
Raya is based in Brooklyn, United States. She studied at Pratt Institute and graduated in 2013. Her collections are produced in United States.
Born and raised in Amman, Jordan, Raya was always interested in the world of arts. Starting off as a painter and sculptor, gradually transitioning to sculptures, mobile art, & fashion. After graduating secondary school she later moved to Brooklyn, NY to attend Pratt Institute to further her studies as well as increase her knowledge and experience in the field of fashion.