Universal FingerPrints 

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Universal Fingerprints depicts coexistence in humanity, with a specific focus on Muslims and Christians. It draws out the particularities of interior design elements in Churches and mosques; the rich gold found in many cathedrals and the sacred geometrical art particular to Islamic architecture, combined into one fashion proposal. The collection targets the dual audience, modest enough for Muslim woman to wear, yet contemporary, desirable to non Muslim woman. The styles are street with a luxurious appeal and contextualise the Muslim woman in an Australian context, breaking away from the traditional middle-eastern, flowy and boxy dresses normally associated with Muslim wear.
It is created using vinyl heat transfers, each geometric piece hand cut and transferred to cotton and linen fabrics. Every surface of the design is covered with a different Islamic geometrical pattern and combined with hand embroidery in gold and white to create a textile base collection.

2016 Ilham A Ismail 

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