Gelareh Mofazali is a recent BA graduate from Middlesex University specialised in womenswear in London.

For her final collection she draw inspiration from her dissertation and personal experience regarding Iranian women’s embodiment and representation under repressive political circumstances tackling ideas of veiling, masking, and power relations in the context of Iran.

Her collection points at the constant struggle and contradiction Iranian women are faced when they practice their individuality in a society with mandatory rules of hijab by using deconstructed tailored elements and being playful with layers, negative spaces, and visibility of garments.

Sampling stage is always an important stage for Gelareh where she is able to be experimental with creative unconventional materials such as different kinds of foam, carpet underlay, or by distressing fabrics such as stretch pvc and tulle as a way to express her personal take on emotions associated with the concept.