Hadiyah Hussain’s collection is a celebration of the homeland we are given and the communities we build. This project is a love letter to her dual British Pakistani upbringing and pays homage to the richness of her ancestry. Focusing on landscapes from London and Pakistan, experimenting with photocollaging of her film photographs and family archive photos. Transferring compositions into tonal screen printed bollywood style poster print designs.
During the process of emulating her mothers childhood home and the 1970’s intetior her aim was to capture the era of clashing prints and to bring the busyness of Lahore, Pakistan to her grathmothers living room. Her aim was to create busy patterns combining elements of beaded embroidery to her collaging style. She trialed digitality printing on samples of faux leather, satins and canvas, playing around with scale and colour.
The collection explores language through the Urdu languange and her grandmothers letters and diary enteries and poems about society. The collection comes together as combination of layers through interior and garments- the garments being inspired by the traditional shalwar kameez style and asian dress . The set was composed by combining both screen-printed and digitally printed elements – focusing on tonal greens, reds and pinks.