Alliance Française organises exhibition ‘Shibori’
KARACHI: Alliance Française Karachi (AFK) recently organised an exhibition entitled ‘Shibori’ of artist Erum Fatimah featuring ladies handbags and scarf of various colours at AFK Gallery.
Fatimah, a textile designer by profession, graduated from the Textile Institute of Pakistan (TIP) in 2010 with a BSc (Hons) Degree in Textile Design Technology. She fervently pursued to revolutionise conventional views without letting go of the cultural and traditional identity; transfiguring her designs into exceptional potential.
Fatimah initiative to establish and promote ‘Shibori’ was an idiosyncratic endeavour with the prime motive to stimulate creativity, evolve as an artist and designer and to ardently contribute to the cultural and aesthetic market.
‘Shibori’, the brand, has been fashioned to endorse a variety of imperative Japanese techniques of dyeing the cloth incorporated with printing methods. The trademark looks towards experimentation, undertaking of research for ideas and stimulation of creativity, experimenting with colour and texture. The brand aspires to consider a variety of ways in which certain textile might be used, producing design ideas whilst playing with the spectacular technique of printing, in particular the Japanese technique of Shibori.
The products manufactured at ‘Shibori’ were mainly of silk and each creation was unique and irreplaceable.
In the exhibition, her work was dragging people towards itself, as it was very unique exhibition for the art lover, where she showed her skills on ladies hands bags, which she designed with its matching scarf and moneybag.
Lots of people, including kids and especially women, visited the exhibition and appreciated and showed their keen interest in the artwork of artist.