Originally from Bahrain, Maryam moved to Manchester to pursue a bachelor's degree in Fashion Design and Technology at Manchester Metropolitan University. She built an impressive CV including internships at Old Navy (Gap inc., USA), Eudon Choi and JW Anderson (London). While Maryam was pursuing her BA, she became interested in sustainability and slow fashion. She started focusing on designing luxury fashion with ‘made to last’ mentality, paying close attention to quality fabrics and high end construction techniques. Her design aesthetic focuses on feminine silhouettes with an emphasis on tailoring.
Her graduate collection takes inspiration from artist John Chamberlain whose sculptures were made by crushing discarded car parts and bringing the Abstract Expressionist style of painting into three dimensional shapes. Maryam developed a zig-zag stitch draping technique to create crushed textures and echo the effortlessness of Chamberlain’s sculptures. Her collection consist of garments which are fluidly tailored, and appear to extend away from the body, becoming sculptural in their own right. The focus is form over body. Fashion is sculpture in living form.