Anne Marie K is an Egyptian designer who graduated from Central Saint Martins in 2017. Her work explores the philanthropic approach of the position of Egyptian women. By fusing empowered feminine tailoring and elegance with once dying Egyptian traditional arts and crafts Anne Marie K is reinventing women empowerment and allowing them to feel treasured in what they wear.
Each piece in her graduate collection tells a story. The colours used in the garments are derived from the scenery in Egypt and the materials used encompass Egyptian ”dying art”, including Tulle bel Telli, tent-making, glass-blowing, Sadaf Jewelry boxes technique, fishnets, and more. Anne Marie K chose to use these particular methods to help the women’s position in the Egyptian society and break extremist social norms.
Through travelling around a range of different cities and consuming the cultures she encounters every design consists of a unique adventure. Her ability to blend cultural identity and heritage with innovation has allowed her to be features in huge publication such as Elle Arabia and FGUK Magazine.