Alert Sign Dear reader, online ads enable us to deliver the journalism you value. Please support us by taking a moment to turn off Adblock on

Alert Sign Dear reader, please upgrade to the latest version of IE to have a better reading experience


Fashion feature: Imitating art


Your Name:

Recipient Email:

Adopting a slight variation in the adage ‘art imitates life’, here we present a fresh, new concept of fashion imitating art — as individual pieces on display in an art gallery exhibit.

The model Saima Azhar was required to pose/stand motionless as the photographer clicked away against a mute backdrop to give the illusion of a canvas or gallery wall, giving additional depth by a play of light and shade. The result was spectacular as you see before you.

Of course none of it would have been possible without celebrated fashion designer Ayesha Somaya coming up with just the right collection for the conceptual shoot. These classic silhouettes offer something for the mind beyond mere imagery, with accessories adding to the essentially western collection which have been used here as more than mere props. The resulting effect is simple, clean-cut with refined, defining lines — much like a modern-day art exhibit that gains additional depth as you keep looking at it. — N.S.

DAWN_VIDEO - /1029551/DAWN-RM-1x1

LARGE_RECTANGLE_BOTTOM - /1029551/Dawn_ASA_Unit_670x280

Comments (0) Closed