SPRING SUMMER 2019
The Nile River, which was the lifeblood of Egyptian civilization, flows from rich headwatersall the way to the Mediterranean Sea. Regionally distinct cultures of West African tribes formed in successive areas along the Nile basin. In these regions, collectively termed the Nile Valley, the people live dignified lives even amidst the harsh realities of their environment.
This season, HaaT takes inspiration drawn from a collection of photography called At the Edges of Power, which captures portraits of tough, resilient tribes in Africa, and gives them shape in textiles and their silhouettes.
The joy and excitement of being in an African market, brimming with energy, are rendered with dynamic color patterns on jacquard looms and knitting machines.
Geometric patterns that evoke images of draping robe-like garments distinctive to Africa feature luxurious four-layered embroidery and detailed designs scattered throughout.
It is a collection of vivacious expressions of the vigor of people living with nature, in textiles made to suite the modern era.
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