Revisiting Bahrain-based designer Hala Kaiksow's work

Living and working in Bahrain, Hala Kaiksow looks to her Arab heritage to create sustainable womenswear with a modern outlook, drawing inspiration from the traditions of Berber women.
Revisiting Bahrain-based designer Hala Kaiksow's work

We love revisiting the work of Hala Kaiksow, who is featured in a video by the Victoria and Albert Museum made in 2018. That same year, she was shortlisted for the Jameel Prize 5 -- an international award for contemporary art and design inspired by Islamic tradition.

Hala Kaiksow (b. 1990) lives and works in Manama, Bahrain. She graduated with a Master of Collection Design from Polimoda, Florence, Italy in 2015 and with a Bachelor in Fine Arts from Tufts University, Massachusetts, USA in 2012. Hala founded her eponymous, sustainable womenswear label in 2016. As a fashion designer, Hala borrows from her Arab heritage and works at re-contextualising it with a modern outlook. Traditional craft and handiwork is imperative to her work, incorporating traditional hand weaving but also experimenting with diversified materials and textures.

For more info on the artist and designer, check out her website.

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