Now “tribal trends” are totally “in.” You can walk into any store in the mall and see “Native” imagery everywhere. As a Native person, when I look at them, I can’t help but remember the not-so-distant past when my people weren’t allowed, by law, to wear these things. It’s such a constant reminder of the colonial power structures still in place. Back in the day, white people had the power to take away our culture, and now they have the power to wear it however they see fit. These are our images, our cultural symbols, yet we are completely powerless to have control over them.
So today I have decided to do something a bit different. I’m going to share a collection from my favourite designer. I discovered him some time ago and I have followed him closely since then. The surface decoration, the shape, the influence, and the use of lace just speaks to my creativity.
Without further ado may I present the Spring/Summer 2013 Collection of Hamda Al Fahim.
Pear Nectar & Thyme Mimosa
This would probably be refreshing for a summer wedding. Plus it’s pretty.