Tuesday February 12, 2019 02:27 AM Palestinian women's traditional robe becomes softer nationalist symbol, championed by first Palestinian US Congresswoman Written by By ISABEL DEBRE, Associated Press JERUSALEM (AP) — The traditional brightly embroidered dress of Palestinian women known as the "thobe" was not the type of garment one would expect to become a pop political symbol. Now it's gaining prominence as a softer expression of Palestinian nationalism, competing even with the classic keffiyeh — the headscarf donned by young stone-throwing Palestinian men protesting Israel's occupation. The robe, adorned with elaborate hand-stitched embroidery, requires months of grueling labor. Some thobes fetch thousands of dollars. The traditional textiles call to mind a bygone era of Palestinian peasant women sewing on a break from the fields. Last month, Rashida Tlaib proudly wore her mother's thobe to her historic swearing-in as the first female Palestinian American … [Read more...] about Iconic Palestinian robe fashions a new political symbol
Two new gallery shows highlight the painter — and the influence his folds and shapes had on his clothing designer son, Zac. By TED LOOSMAY 1, 2018 Continue reading the main story Share This Page Continue reading the main story For the artist Stephen Posen, the 1960s were promising indeed. He was a kid from St. Louis who went to Yale and impressed people with his painting ability, coming of age alongside schoolmates who were future art stars: Richard Serra, Chuck Close and Brice Marden.By the early 1970s, his trompe l’oeil paintings of fabric-covered still lifes were being featured at Documenta and the Whitney Museum of American Art. The New York Times critic John Canaday, citing two meticulously executed canvases that depicted cloth-covered photographs, compared him to Vermeer, in a rave.But around 1980, with the art world encouraging him to keep zigging, Mr. Posen zagged, taking a hard turn away from the virtuoso draughtsmanship that had made his name. These may … [Read more...] about Stephen Posen Knows How to Fashion a Line. So Does His Son.
Sections SEARCH Skip to content Skip to site index Times Insider Subscribe Log In Subscribe Log In Advertisement Supported by ByElizabeth Paton April 17, 2018 LONDON — It was an unexpected invitation. Two years ago it would have been an unthinkable one. But last month an email arrived in my inbox requesting my presence in Riyadh, the capital city of Saudi Arabia. The desert kingdom, one of the most conservative societies in the world and historically known as a place with a resistance to anything new, was in the final stages of preparations for its first official fashion week. Now the organizers wanted a reporter from The New York Times to attend. I said yes immediately, and not just because I wanted to see local design talent on the runways, or experience catwalk shows at an event held at the Ritz-Carlton hotel (yes, that one), with women-only audiences and a strict social media ban. Not long ago, such access to Saudi Arabia as a … [Read more...] about As Saudi Arabian Society Opens, a Fashion Reporter Looks Past the Runway
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Saudi Arabia’s first-ever Arab Fashion Week kicked off Tuesday, headlined by international designers Jean Paul Gaultier and Roberto Cavalli. “We are so excited today to be announcing a history and new era for the kingdom, and for the entire Arab world, which is Arab Fashion Week,” Jacob Abrian, CEO of the Arab Fashion Council, told Gulf News. Other designers and brands in attendance include cool-kid brand Opening Ceremony and local designer Arwa Banawi, whose youthful line, the Suitable Woman, has amassed 23K followers on Instagram in its three years in business. Saudi Arabia has long prohibited women — with help from “religious police” — from wearing clothing and makeup that “show off [their] beauty.” But those norms are slowly being overturned by 32-year-old Crown Prince Mohammed bin Salman, who was appointed in June 2017. According to Reuters, the royal is working to update stringent dress codes. Although abayas, or full-length … [Read more...] about Inside Saudi Arabia’s first-ever fashion week