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    Walk through the centre of Manchester, down Whitworth street near the train station, or past Ancoats, behind the main shopping area, and you will see plenty of evidence of Manchester's industrial past. A past that connects, through cotton, the slave trade in the West Indies and in America's deep South, the East India Company and a colonised India. The streets and squares are lined with g...
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  Heightening all your senses, Jemma el Fna has to be one of the most vibrant places on earth. By day, it's a colourful, sun-baked hustle bustle, by night equally raucous and lit up to ethereal and magical effect. It's impossible not to feel the thrill of being alive here, in the beating heart of the city, with snakes being charmed by your feet and the hypnotic call to prayer emanating f...
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The signature print for Nahara’s first collection has been created by artist, Samir Malik. Samir’s original calligraphy painting is a heavily stylised version of the word “al-Hayy” meaning “The Everlasting”. A small fragment of the word was enlarged and printed onto silk. Once printed on silk, the colours are shown to be breathtakingly beautiful, blending into each other, yet retaining their ...
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    For Nahara’s launch collection, I collaborated with artist Samir Malik. As a globally recognised artist, Samir works from his home studio in London, producing commissions for private and corporate clients. Originally trained in classical calligraphy in Damascus, Samir created his own avant garde style of calligraphy, experimenting with paints. I was immediately attracted to Samir’s work...
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