Mina Tahir an Egyptian/American designer, creative director, and photographer whose design sensibility seamlessly blends her heritage, artwork, and textiles with the past, present and future.
Born in Cairo, raised in Florida, and educated in New York, Paris, and Seoul. Mintallah is fascinated by various cultures and the way that we interact/view them, respectively. Mintallah’s research and inspiration is inevitably always lead by her upbringing, her history, and the cultures in which she grew up in.
Mina creates in order to put art into the world that is not only captivating, but makes the viewer/wearer think, question, and engage.
She recently completed a BFA in Fashion Design at Parsons School of Design in which throughout her four years she received the BFA scholarship, Dean’s BFA Scholarship, and the BFA supplement award. During her time at Parsons, Mintallah was awarded the Benjamin A. Gilman International Scholarship by the U.S. Department of State in order to study in Seoul exploring the history and culture of dress of South Korea.
Mina’s thesis collection Youth revolves around MENA region youth subcultures that references traditional dress & crafts, as well as, skate and hip-hop culture in the Western hemisphere by re-contextualizing dress culture & incorporating digital technologies, traditional crafts, alongside the use of graffiti to reference the importance of digital technologies in allowing youth culture in the MENA region to flourish and different ways in which we voice our opinions in a way that seamlessly brings together East & West.