Adilia Aleman (Nicaragua) envisions a modernity rooted within her ethnic and cultural identity through the use of hand-embellishments. Specially commissioned, the piece on display in Next in Line merges Thomas More’s references to clothing in Utopia with a contemporary re-imagining of Nicaragua today.
Lukhanyo Mdingi (South Africa) aims to interpret minimal aesthetics through his clothing, finding the balance between line, form and texture. Mdingi’s SS16 Collection titled 'Taintless' is based on Oriental aesthetics, using this as a source to blur the lines between genders within fashion.
Khulood Thani (UEA) is known for its distinctive silk turbans, more recently branching out to an everyday luxury line. Fashion history, art and design influence the label’s collections. The commissioned piece for Next in Line explores the changing architectural face of Dubai through silhouette.