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ALEEM YUSUF Nomade Couture Collection FW 2019 - 2020

This collection is a journey between designer's native Pakistan and adopted home of Australia culminates in Nomade.
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The Nomade colour palate is inspired by two distinct phases: designer's childhood adventures amongst the vivid turmeric golds and lush purples of Pakistan’s bazaars, followed by his adult life in Australia and the deep blues of the ocean contrasting with the reds of the desert sands. 
As with all the work, the golden age of couture is referenced throughout: ostrich feathers, Swarovski crystals, glass beads, sequins, lace and evocative draping draw the eye to that era surrounding the great couturier Christian Dior.   The women who wear these pieces are women of style, who live with self-expression and individuality without any boundaries: Nomades. The fabrics indulge the senses: rich silks - satins, crinkle chiffon, dupion, taffeta, organza - along with lurex blends, evoke the senses reminiscent of the gentle ebb and flow of underwater love and the journey of clouds between vast lands. Fabrics from around the world, including the beautiful French lace from Sophie Hallette, complement these dreams of love.   

Working with the fabric grain, using bias cut, fabric manipulation and rich draping has created a silhouette juxtaposing design elements that flatter and empower. Enhancing the nomades’ pilgrimages to exotic lands, the atelier employs traditional couture techniques of draping, ruching, pleating, gathering, dyeing, moulding, corsetry and hand-stitched finishing. Embroidery and beading revel in a luxurious cacophony of textures embodying Swarovski crystals, ostrich feathers, glass beads and delicate threads.


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