Starting from the theme “The Sound of Fashion” given by NABA, I was interested in a project by Timo Wirsching a Photographer and Nell Kalonji a Fashion Editor, this project captured portraits of students from the Guildhall School of Music listening to pieces of music they felt a strong emotive connection to. The portraits where very expressive and showed deep emotions, articulated with happiness, sadness, excitement, grief and empowerment. I wanted to further explore music as a spiritual and healing method and explain the concept of emotions in relation to the nervous system.
I based my designs on multiple fashion elements such as the iconic tailored suit, fringes and embroidery that I thought would best represent this collection. Fashion is used to describe and portray emotions, it’s a way of communicating feelings and thoughts to a greater public. In this collection I intended to further explore this new idea of couture that is so expressive and based on performance.
Inspired by details and fascinated by history and culture, my dream made its way Italy to study Fashion. I’m a female born in Ramallah, Palestine on February 2nd, 2000. Raised in a loving and supportive family, I was always encouraged to follow my dreams. I graduated from Ramallah Friends School with a Scientific International Baccalaureate Diploma, and I am currently doing my Bachelor Degree in Fashion Design in NABA Milano. I’m fluent in both Arabic as my first language and English as my second and a beginner in Italian. I enjoy textile design and material manipulations.
Inspired by a project of students being photographed while listening to emotion-evocing music, Areen follows the delicate connection between music and the nerves system. Sourcing for different manipulations and techniques to represent her idea, she creates a powerfull image of couture to convey feelings and thoughts.
I choose to follow Jorge Bucay’s explanation in life, where we are given three pivotal moments during our being. The first is when we acquire the tools we need. The second - when we learn how to use them in order to achieve satisfactory results. And the third - when we take care of what we have created and continue to improve.
My fashion path will continue to be paved with every effort I put into future work. The third part of our life is always the longest - it takes a lot more to be properly developed and it never stops growing.
And I am nothing else, but excited to see where it will take me!