(All photos by Samer Yamani of Design Road, except first by me)
Tuesday, 7 May 2013
Here are my photos documenting the final stages of the accessories workshop in Jeddah at the Tashkeil Space. Once finishing making the pieces, the participants got together to help each other shoot the outcome with styling and site specific installations. Edited shots were then uploaded to a new Tumblr page set up as a platform for the project ........................ see those shots and artists compiled over at http://jeddahstyle.tumblr.com/
I have taken a few days to process the experience of the trip and there is too much information to start putting together a story that best sums up the amazing interchange that happend between everyone involved. SO Im going to copy and paste an interview from the Saudi Gazette instead which probably better sums up an account of the inititave:
Sunday, 5 May 2013
Here are some images from my first two days in Jeddah, teaching as part of the "Design Road" project at the Tashkeil creative space, supported by the British Council. I'm here with window designer Laura Beckett - who you can see sitting in her Abaya - the traditional dress for ladies to wear outside. The beautiful ladies in white are a few of the participants learning my trademark origami accessories to start inventing their own. They are artists from different backgrounds including interior design, fashion design, graphic design, and some specifically Abaya / Thorbe design - of which you can see one customised with graphic appliqué. I'm also digging these iridescent sneakers which perfectly fit my shiny collection presentation. After the day's creative fun, we visited the beach of the Red Sea for sunset which apparently sits on the horizon leading straight over to Africa!