Gallery 2021 – Hawwaa Ibrahim

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Hawwaa Ibrahim

Childrenswear

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Color blocked asymmetrical jacket, windbreaker pants, and undershirt. The shirt underneath the jacket and the white strap have Arabic letters that translate to the word “Inclusive”.

This look was inspired by art in the Islamic world combined with genderless fashion for children. The original prints were inspired by arabesque designs, commonly seen in Islamic art. A combination of nylon and cotton twill was used to create the jacket and pants. The Arabic words translate to “Inclusive”.

The Arabic word for “Inclusive” is embroidered on the white straps of the jacket.

This side view of the look showcases the strap on the jacket that has the Arabic word “Inclusive” embroidered on it. The pants were made adjustable for the growing child.

The Arabic word for “Inclusive” is printed in four different colors on the front of the shirt.

Underneath the asymmetrical jacket is the grey shirt with the Arabic word for “Inclusive” transferred onto it in the color story of the look.

A closer look at the garments shows the toggles which make the pants adjustable to fit many sizes. Also shown is a detailed look at the geometric patterns.

A closer look at the garments shows the toggles which make the pants adjustable to fit many sizes. Also shown is a detailed look at the geometric patterns.

The child model is holding silk flowers that are red and pink while smiling. The Arabic on the white strap of the jacket reads “Inclusive”.

The goal for this look was to not only showcase the fun and whimsicalness of childrenswear but also touch on the topic that fashion should be a genderless idea.

The CLO 3D model showcases the look of a different gender child to reiterate the idea of genderless children’s clothing and to act as a reminder that clothing is for anyone.

Meet the Designer

Hawwaa Ibrahim

Hawwaa Ibrahim

Mankato, Minnesota
Childrenswear

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Fashion design has always been a positive way for me to find a sense of belonging and purpose. I chose to specialize in childrenswear because I believe that while children are growing up, they should be exposed to nontraditional ways of thinking and be able to make decisions that fit how they are feeling. That’s what I would like to provide through the fashion I create. I use bold colors and patterns within my design and push to break the gender stereotypes that lie within fashion. As a non-binary, queer, and Black Muslim, I want to provide fashion that is inclusive and makes people feel like they are a part of something bigger and deeper in this world.

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