SQUA.RE Exclusive: ASHi: MODE 2

One of the most talked about up-and-coming designers from the Middle East is Mohammed Ashi, a young fashion designer from Saudi Arabia, based in Beirut, Lebanon has been making lavish waves in the regional fashion world, with aspirations and enough talent to crossover to the global fashion world of haute couture and prêt-à-porter.

ASHi started MODE 6, a series of collections that fallows no pattern in terms of time and they are more of capsule collections with different themes and exclusive limited pieces. MODE 1 was a series of exotic and modern kaftans.

SQUA.RE has the pleasure of introducing to you an exclusive look at ASHi’s MODE 2 collection and a behind-the-scenes video.

MODE 2 was influenced by “A Bird came down the Walk”, a poem written by Emily Dickinson. Taking inspiration from Dickinson’s limitless and genius imagination, ASHi realized the image of the wild bird in her poem in fifteen spectacular pieces with the help of Saudi jewellery designer Abeer Baghdadi (and a making-of video below).

“A Bird came down the Walk”

A Bird came down the Walk

He did not know I saw

He bit an Angleworm in halves

And ate the fellow, raw,

And then he drank a Dew

From a convenient Grass

And then hopped sidewise to the Wall

To let a Beetle pass

He glanced with rapid eyes

That hurried all abroad

They looked like frightened Beads, I thought

He stirred his Velvet Head

Like one in danger, Cautious,

I offered him a Crumb

And he unrolled his feathers

And rowed him softer home

Than Oars divide the Ocean,

Too silver for a seam

Or Butterflies, off Banks of Noon

Leap, plashless as they swim.

For more information on ASHi, visit his website and Facebook Page.

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