Inspired by the idea of cultural fusions which celebrates the collective, Ayana is a contemporary menswear designer that aims promote underrepresented narratives.
Ayana’s final project is a personal exploration of how her family has been scrutinised due to their syntactical and grammatical errors and lack of fluency in English. Her work further investigates how this can be interpreted to prejudge and define one’s social class.
Drawing from Colonial India as the foundation of silhouette development Ayana’s research understands that a visual hierarchy that was evident, both socially and sartorially historically and in modern times. As a designer her aim is to embrace cultural collisions to redefine western formality by balancing traditional with contemporary styles.