BRIDGE BETWEEN MIDDLE EAST AND WESTERN CULTURE, VEIL, BELLE EPOQUE PERIOD, ORIGAMI, WOMEN EMPOWERMENT, PERSIAN AND ISLAMIC ART, ONE THOUSAND AND ONE NIGHT STORIES. THE NAME "LADY MARION" COMES FROM THE NAME OF THE PRINCESS OF ROBIN HOOD CARTOON.
UNIQUE PROPERTIES / PROJECT DESCRIPTION:
Zahra Sartipi, an Iranian designer, has initialized the project "Only on Beautiful Minds” moved from profound desire to create a bridge between her Persian origins, Islamic art and the Italian innate style.
The choice of creating headwear is natural as Zahra is used to the fact that women cover their hair in the Middle East and in the Western world , a hat is the most elegant accessory. Lady Marion is an unique piece, handmade with maximum care for detail with precious fabrics and finishing.
OPERATION / FLOW / INTERACTION:
PROJECT DURATION AND LOCATION:
This project started in January 2015 in Verona and Finished in February 2016 and it was exhibited in Milano White Show in February 2016 in Milan.
FITS BEST INTO CATEGORY:
Fashion, Apparel and Garment Design
PRODUCTION / REALIZATION TECHNOLOGY:
This hat is hand-made with the tailoring techniques and high Italian craftsmanship. The form of this object is created by folding the fabric by Origami technique. The materials are: leather, velvet, satin cotton, silk jacquard, Persian jacquard
SPECIFICATIONS / TECHNICAL PROPERTIES:
Dimensions: width 30mm x depth 15mm x 21 mm
Hat, Turban, zahra sartipi, veil, street style, islamica fashion,
The research started with understanding one of the women issues in Middle- East, in particular in Iran, "veil" and the act of covering the hair.
We tried to find the commonplaces of using the veil in West and Ovest during the centuries and the different interpretations of dressing veil through the religions and politic. The dressing veil can have different significances. We put together the need of covering the hair because of many reasons and the elegance of beautiful hats during the fashion history in contemporary context. Creating an object to wear something between turban and hat made of fabric or leather with Italian craftsmanship. For a woman/man who wants for any reason covers the hair and looking for an original way to do it.
Before we started with the piece of fabric wrapped in head and tried to design each fold so that can be geometrical inspired by origami techniques. Then we fixed every fold and applied tailoring techniques to accomplish. Then we make the pattern and the sizes (small, medium, large).
Making a hat with a rectangular fabric by precise and geometrical folds and giving humor to something with serious significant like turban.
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