NY Fashion Week Fall 2010 profile: Sabah Mansoor Husain


Name: Sabah Mansoor Husain

Major: MFA Fashion and Knitwear Design

Birthplace: Bangalore, India

Materials: felted merino wool, felted alpaca wool, mohair, crystals

Inspiration: Sabah’s knitwear collection combines an eclectic set of techniques derived from both craft and design. She drew from traditional methods of felting fabrics, crochet, hand embroidery and Shibori (a Japanese technique of dyeing a pattern by binding, stitching, folding, twisting or compressing fabric). Sabah also added jewel details to her entirely black and charcoal collection. Inspired by chandeliers, she worked with an artisan in Firozabad, India developing the jewel-shaped crystals.

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