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Installation view, Egypt | Contemporary Rebirth

2016

British Council

British Council

For Egypt’s growing fashion industry, ‘Contemporary Rebirth’ is a chance to define the new, post-revolution Egyptian identity. The Tree of Life and the lotus flower stand as metaphors for the young designers drawing upon the region’s rich past in order to look forward to the popular dream of ‘a better life, a better Egypt’.

For them, the way to overcome the Utopian dilemma – that the ideal reality is always just a bit farther away – is collective and collaborative perseverance.

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  • Title: Installation view, Egypt | Contemporary Rebirth
  • Date Created: 2016
  • Location Created: Egypt
  • Provenance: British Council and British Fashion Council’s International Fashion Showcase 2016
  • Photographer: Agnese Sanvito
  • Supported by: Mr.Farouk Younes, Living In Interiors, British Council Egypt, Mrs.Marilene Ashbaa, BP Egypt, Mrs.Nadia Abuheram, Mr.Moatasem El Antaki & the many others who donated in person and through Indiegogo
  • Organised by: Embassy of Egypt in London and Pashion Magazine
  • Exhibition design by: Hedayat Islam, Jamspace
  • Curated by: Susan Sabet

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