Farhad Ali

Contact:
farhad.alioxford@gmail.com
University/School:
University of Salford
Location:
Salford
Specialism:
Art DirectionFashion DesignMenswearSustainabiltyTextiles
About Me

HI, IM FARHAD A GRADUATE FROM UNIVERSIRTY OF SALFORD

Farhad was inspired by finding beauty in the everyday, and unsuspecting. Looking at the work of Duchamp, Farhad has explored what it means to consider something as 'Art' and seeks to distort our perception of the body and fashion.

My message is to look beyond the expected and you'll discover something beautiful within that. By using materials not usually seen in fashion, we can create something truly unique

INSPIRATION

My initial idea started from a place of insecurity and unpacking what my self image means to me.

By exploring my personal image, I began to find love and acceptance where I least expected it. Expanding on my initial idea, I began to question fashion 'norms' and found a correlation to conceptual art. Exploring a more creative direction, and seeking inspiration from Dadaism, Duchamp and Rebecca Horn, my work included experimentation and exploration of materials.

I gathered different materials such as wood, plastic and paper which had been discarded and neglected and injected new life into them. I fused fresh cut flowers into the plastic to juxtapose the manmade and natural worlds. Witnessing the fresh flowers fade amongst the plastic, they still brought a sense of beauty into my sculptural silhouettes.

MY WORK

PORTFOLIOS

DETAIL

I up-cycled unexpected materials to create a distorted silhouette.

By reworking various materials that I'd gathered, I was able to use these as a platform to build my collection upon. Manipulating obscure materials to morph into unique wearable sculptures. The form followed the material itself, and the construction techniques were inspired by whatever I was working with. I created mini art pieces which I sketched from to develop the collection.

"ART IS A FRUIT THAT GROWS IN MAN, LIKE A FRUIT ON A PLANT, OR A CHILD IN ITS MOTHER'S WOMB." HANS ARP
Art DirectionFashion DesignMenswearSustainabiltyTextiles
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