In the highy anticipated ‘Subjectivity’ collection, Omar Afridi explores anti-composition, free and innovative use of fabrics and colour, absence of anthropomorphic imagery and the ellimination of illumsionism.
In his new ‘Ensemble’ collection, Afridi questions the meaning of ‘workwear’. Reducing the many details typical of functional clothing to a few significant references, Afridi reinvents workwear as understated luxury by using simple but elegant silhouettes to combine two distinctly different clothing worlds.
During this pandemic, Omar Afridi represents the collaboration with Lebanese artist Souheil Sleiman in Spring Summer 2021. “Quo vadis”, a Latin phrase meaning “Where are you going?”, catastrophes always stimulate people to ask the ‘big questions’ - artistic, philosophical, and technological innovations are partial responses to these.
Omar Afridi's passionate design practice is driven by his uniquely rigorous creative integrity. His inspiring post-minimal collection pays homage to traditional aesthetic methodologies, where optimal forms the hard-won outcome of an exacting creative journey. Models, wearing items from the collection, emerge from the sculptural centrepiece to reveal Omar Afridi's intense creative practice's distilled outcome.