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Oummra 2017 by Nazifa Begum
Oummra 2017 by Nazifa Begum
Nazifa Begum

ロンドンを拠点に活動するメンズウェアデザイナー。
LCF(London college of fashion)に在学し、2016年の6月に卒業コレクションとして自身のルーツであるイギリス-バングラディシュの美学を参照し、 各文化が混ざりあったイギリスのイスラム教徒男性にインスピレーションを受けた、"Oummra 2017"コレクションをプレゼンテーション・ショートフィルム形式で発表。

Interview with Nazifa Begum

Can you tell us about yourself?

I’m a Menswear graduate from London and this collection was initially my graduate collection completing my BA. I spent my time in London interning and trying to put across all the contrasting elements of my life.

デザイナー : Nazifa Begum (ナジファ・ベガム)

What does "Oummra" collection name mean?

Oummra is a term I’ve used for a long time from blogging to Instagram. I originally found it in a book I had on the occult, it had something to do with the marriage of stars I think, and it was similar to the word ummrah which is the Muslim pilgrimage to Mecca.

Nazifa Begum Oummra 2017 COLLECTION LOOK
Nazifa Begum Oummra 2017 COLLECTION LOOK

What is the theme of this collection?

It’s a story in a way that’s based on men of my background. It very much plays on the boundaries of tradition and religion but of someone living a double life.
There are small homages paid to my roots whilsts trying to create a dialogue about the rules on gender and sexuality.
It’s dark and soft. Raw and refined, all at once.

Is there any meaning behind the graphic of T-shirt and necklace motif?

The motif was made from warping an old Bengali scripture carving to create a whole rounded circle that soon became the statement for collection.
The two t shirts designs include this but the ‘Black Stone’ tee has it layered on an image of the Black Stone in Mecca which is touched by millions, headed with my name in Bengali.

Nazifa Begum Oummra 2017 COLLECTION LOOK
Nazifa Begum Oummra 2017 COLLECTION LOOK

What are you interests apart from fashion?

Apart from fashion I’ve always had an interest in music and club culture, clubs are where I’ve met my longest term friends who also worked with me throughout this project, from hosting my fundraiser to bringing the project to a really monumental conclusion. I’m always influenced by how people choose to dress up for the occasion and want to represent themselves to the people around them in the night as opposed to who they are in the day.

Your collection was presenting as a presentation and accompanying film.
Please tell us your future vision for yourself or your brand.

My next project is with one of my closest friends, and perhaps one of the most talents persons I know, Neal Desai.
We’re starting on something major for Primitive London, and we’ll be making a film for this too with Kamixlo. It’s going to bring together many minds again to make something amazing.

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