Sauda Imam is a Central Saint Martins graduate with specialised skills in printmaking and handwoven textiles. As a multidisciplinary artist, Imam continues to create thought-provoking works of art on her MA Textiles course at the Royal College of Art. Imam's growing love for the celebration of one's cultural heritage through vibrant use of imagery influences the bold, rich style of storytelling featured in many of her works. This is beautifully illustrated in her graduate project Afropolitan Trousseau.
Afropolitan Trousseau is an in-depth exploration into the marriage of cultures that resulted in the birth of Imam's unique African identity. To be Afropolitan is to be modern and transitional. By investigating the historical evolution of Nigerian weddings through bridal trousseaus, Imam has created a contemporary collection of bridalwear fabrics that illustrate the modern Arewa (Northern Nigerian) woman's role as a guardian of traditions.