Hello, my name is Zaina I am 20 years old from Jordan, born and raised in Qatar. My style can be described in 3 words: bold, feminine and artistic. Fashion has always been my first interest since I was a child, it started when I used to dress up barbies and create garments from basic materials. Who knows me will know that my collection presents my style very well. I love working with small details, layers, haute couture and create unique pieces. My first inspiration was Nature, I always have special connection with nature and try to take inspiration as much as I can from several elements.
SPIRIT OF NATURE
As ancient wisdom describes human beings as having five layers of experience: the environment, the physical body, the mind, the intuition and our self or spirit.
Our connection with the environment is our first level of experience, and one of the most important. As a result, they come into balance and we experience a greater sense of peace and connection within ourselves and with others around us. The spirit, the very essence of our being, life itself, it allows the soul to gain experience of life but primarily the spirit acts as an impulse in the soulís journey leading it to eventual recognition of its true spiritual nature.
The realisation of the connection between spirit, soul and body is our ultimate goal. When this happens, and it will for each one of us, then we will know that there is truly more to life.
The aim from this collection is to look for our spirit though nature, to find ourselves bonding with it. Understanding our spirituality, by bringing this down into matter, into the physical. I want to reflect the wormth and beauty I see towards nature into a collection.
The concept behind Spirit of Nature, Zaina Salaytaís Haute Couture collection for Spring-Summer 2022, is about the connection between us humans and nature. As the designer explained to me, ancient wisdom describes humans having five layers of experience and the first one being nature, therefore that is one of the first things we humans connect with. I understood from her explanation that in fact we depend on nature for everything, and that has been the case since forever. We depend on nature for the air we breathe, the water we drink, the food we eat, the materials and resources we use to clothe and shelter our bodies.
My name is Marine Caron. Iím a Fashion Styling and Communications student at Naba in Milan. I have always had my heart set on working in the fashion industry and have pursued that goal for as long as I can remember. Being in fashion allows me to immerse myself in my other passions as well - photography and travel. When I am not here in Italy or in Switzerland with my family, I travel around Europe and back home to Canada or France to spend time with the rest of my family. My favourite thing about fashion is how it shows the beauty of multiculturalism and seeing that when you travel is the most rewarding.